I had a lovely lady Jenni came to me asking me to check her much loved bridal set. A classic 90's trilogy with an Aussie sapphire in the middle and a fitted Eternity ring. The shanks were so worn and sharp at the base - they actually took skin off her knuckles. Once removed and inspected, there was a lot of wear on the sides of the rub settings as well, pretty much had worn through and the rubs needed re-doing as well. The sapphire's facets were also terribly worn, even though sapphires are nearly as hard as diamonds, over time they can scratch. A re-polish can be done from a professional gem cutter. So with engagement ring and eternity rings pretty much needing fully redone, we went to work on the redesign.
After going through some basic images, we worked out that rubs or bezel settings were best suited in a low style setting due to Jenni's work. We also figured out Jenni loved baguette diamond accents. Re-using the 18ct yellow gold from her existing rings was also a big plus if I could do it.
I added a few extra diamonds and incorporated her new found love of baguette diamonds. Keep in mind, the new diamonds I supplied weren't large, but they added that something special to the design. Jewellery design is my passion and for me it's about keeping true to the design and what works best for my clients.
Once the design was locked down I got to work on how to use the yellow gold from her existing ring and to incorporate it as part of the design and not just an add on. By framing the stunning Sapphire in yellow gold not only did the stone stand out, the yellow gold also softened the diamonds which were set in white gold. I used Jenni's yellow gold for the shanks and a new fitted wedding ring. As you can see the result is a unique breath-taking piece of jewellery.
Now the new set is can be worn and loved for another 20 odd years.