A customer recently commissioned us to make a rather interesting ring. The ring was to be set with a sapphire, as it held astrological significance to her, and the design must allow the sapphire to touch her skin. To satisfy her request we designed a setting with an open back, and set the sapphire lower than we would normally do. This allowed the culet (pointed base) of the sapphire to touch the top of her finger when worn.
We began by sketching a selection of ideas for the sapphire ring and worked to refine them before arriving at the final design. The sapphire used in the ring is a beautiful cornflower blue and weighs in at 10cts! The ring was hand-carved in wax to create a graceful form with lines which flow up the ring, curving up to form a partly open bezel setting which perfectly complements the sapphire.
The hand-carved wax ring was then cast in yellow gold which sets off the colour of the sapphire perfectly. The fluid curves of the gold are mirrored and emphasised by lines of pavé set white diamonds that run delicately down each side of the ring.
On a purely aesthetic level the finished ring is a gorgeous piece of jewellery and sure to turn heads, and for us it’s a pleasure to create a piece of jewellery that will have such significance and meaning to its wearer.