June 09, 2016
A stunning custom ring, this one of a kind piece came to life recently. It was the combination of a ring Liz had designed (that I discovered going through some boxes), the vision of the client and my translation of both of those things. She wanted a ring created that had ocean inspired movement, a bezel setting for her gemstone, a pear faceted London Blue Topaz, and the metal of choice was palladium.
A platinum family metal, palladium is very pure, strong and hypoallergenic, just like platinum itself. Most palladium jewelry is PD950, which is 95% pure. Down here on St. Croix, we definitely have to deal with silver jewelry tarnishing far more quickly than in other parts of the world and white gold of any karat will yellow over time, as it is naturally a yellow metal. Palladium is a good option for a precious, white metal that will not change color, without the platinum price tag.
Laying out the design.
The metal work complete – not very pretty.
While jewelry making is not an attractive process, it did result in a uniquely stunning and absolutely one of a kind piece. The journey to get there is not always pretty. This is definitely one of my favorite custom pieces – it’s such a wonderful feeling when a design concept comes together!
Another view of the custom ring.
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April 24, 2019
Alternative engagement rings are all the rage these days. Maybe you have heard the term and not quite understood it. “Alternative” really is defined as “available as another possibility”. I love possibilities! When it comes to a uniquely designed engagement ring… “imagine the possibilities!”
I’ve been doing [custom jewelry design] for quite a long time now, and one of the things I always say to custom clients is, “the possibilities are endless!” And they truly are! It’s a really fun part of my job to ask questions during this process and to offer some suggestions on what a custom ring, designed with their specific story in mind, could look like.
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