From four diamonds to six by adding stones she found in her jewelry box. All SIX stones are slightly different in size and these settings beautifully camouflage that fact.
he originally wanted to upgrade the wedding rings for her, but the perfect solution was to resize-to-fit then replace two diamond with blue zircon.
from one creative being to another, a most collaborative venture. her strong sense design + my ability to listen brought us to the best idea. remounted wedding band
diamond from her original engagement ring combined with her circle pendant, designed to move freely. two becomes one to wear frequently (jewelry alteration)
diamond from dad’s band works perfectly in the Celtic pattern ring found via research on last name. platinum ring with the pattern of his irish clan
classic marquise solitaire engagement 14k white gold ring with a bow under the setting. repurposed family diamond.
instead of duplicating the ring we captured the essence the original piece using the diamonds where needed, replacing the rubies with new ones and – the extra special feature – we found a way to incorporate her original wedding band.
what the shop has been doing is converting ring tops into pendants with chains. since she is not wearing rings these days, we repurposed an old cluster ring into a necklace.
she was the recipient of the family kitschy jewelry. the oversized gold charms with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls big enough to wear each as a pendant. they don’t make charms like this anymore – intricate and handmade with moving parts.
What they say …
Raimie, you are THE best! Your caring ways, your creativity and your ability to really LISTEN are rare and wonderful traits! I deeply appreciate how you have helped me with my heirloom jewelry. I look forward to working with you on more precious items, bringing them to today’s luster and updating older items.
Life is very interesting sometimes. I went to get my hair cut today and a friend was so happy and excited about her “new” ring she couldn’t contain herself! As soon as she told me about her jeweler in Avon – I knew it was you! You made a special lady very happy. Of course I was wearing my Raime wedding band and my “new” necklace – always happy to share my story about my three rings. It was fun to share our Raimie jewelry stories. Six degrees of separation!
Glastonbury , CT
I was so upset when I lost my coin ring last year and am now thrilled to have it back. Kent saw the Greek coin ring today & loved it! He was so generous. He appreciates the process of working with you to always design something special.
I just got the heart pins and they are lovely I absolutely love them!! I really appreciate the service and again thank you so much and I look forward to working with you again!
Raimie is the best and most wonderful jeweler in THE WORLD!!
via Facebook 2013
Farmington/New Hartford, CT
I love my ring and I still can’t stop looking at it!! It is so beautiful!! I never thought I would own a ring so lovely. You and Amy are the BEST!
I found Raimie via Google & she was able to put a bezel setting around an old mine diamond solitaire so the edges would be secured from chipping…using most of the original setting! There aren’t enough words to say how thoughtful & caring she is – she really listened to what I wanted & didn’t push me to get a completely new setting…and the work is beautiful! Pics & video don’t do it justice – it looks even better than the original – more clarity, more depth, more fire! She specializes in redoi… Read more
Such a special person does such special work.
via Facebook 2013
The dog tag pendant looks amazing! He will love it. Thank you so much! Can’t wait for the package! You do great work.