Designing Four Different Gemstone Rings

Sometimes a project starts like this: Four gemstones in different shapes and colours, a couple of old earrings and a blank sheet of paper. Gemstones and a blank sheet of paper. And so the ideas begin. When custom designing jewellery, the possibilities are endless! So working with existing stones sets some limits, which can actually... Continue Reading →

Family Diamonds for Engagement Rings

Isn’t it wonderful to see jewellery passed down through the family? These engagement rings make use of diamonds that were already in the family. Before: This wasn’t a bad looking ring, but M wanted an engagement ring that was as slim as possible, so even this band was too wide. After: Gorgeous and delicate with... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Birth of a Child

A couple of years ago, Angie had a necklace shortened with us. We removed several diamonds to make her necklace the right length. Using the removed diamonds, we made a pendant and a pair of earrings. But even after making those two items, there were a few diamonds left, so she kept them to use... Continue Reading →

It Takes Two… to Design

We can only be as daring as our customers. It takes a customer who is open to an unusual design, for us to be able to make it. We can sketch and suggest wild options, but they only become jewellery if the customer wants to wear it. This customer was very open to suggestions. She... Continue Reading →

Redesign: East Meets West

S and her mother-in-law brought in a pair of old bangles - whose history they could trace back through the family to 1880s India - together with a ring that has been worn for generations by the European side of the family. She wanted to combine the two into one item that could show the... Continue Reading →

Before and After: Gemstones

The gemstones in jewellery that has been passed down in the family can be reset into beautiful new custom designed pieces. Following are some examples before and after our redesign. B had a Peridot ring with diamonds from his mother (left), which we redesigned into an engagement ring. We wanted to make a modern version of... Continue Reading →

Un-blinging a Wedding Ring Set

Many years ago, M made her wedding ring using diamonds from a pendant that her grandmother had gifted her. Although she wasn't crazy about the design, she kept the pendant because the grandmother was convinced that she would change her mind one day. Now that day has come, and M wanted to set the diamonds... Continue Reading →

A Drop of Dew, Reinterpreted

K's husband gave her a promise ring when they started dating, more than 30 years ago. The pearl had fallen off quite some time ago and she had found a new pearl. The new pearl was larger than the original pearl, and the ring was starting to seem a little too thin and delicate so... Continue Reading →

Redesigning Diamond Rings

C needed to repair her engagement ring and also wanted to redesign her wedding ring so that it would sit nicely next to the engagement ring. We made the wedding ring with a slight curve and chose a different type of claws for the Diamonds, so that the ring would look more delicate. Sketch of... Continue Reading →

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