This ring came together so effortlessly. In talking to Denise about the wish list for her remount diamond ring, this idea popped up and we went with it. I remember how easy the random wires almost placed themselves. It was an auto-pilot moment and I was in the zone. It is a great feeling to have as an artist when everything just flows right.
This asymmetrical mounting has a knife edge on one side and a split shoulder on the other. One factor in that decision was that there was going to be one row of bead set diamonds. So, by not having everything symmetrical, it would make more sense when only one area was receiving a row of diamonds. It also added a little more style and uniqueness.
Here is the split side of the ring shown before setting the side stones and in the pre polish stage:
There is something so cool about setting a marquise cut diamond across the finger. Really gives, what some people think, a “dated” cut stone, a real modern, updated feel. We carved a wax model for our customer to see and made a few tweaks before casting it 14k super white gold. It is a harder alloy to work with. The metals used to “bleach” out the gold to a super white color, raises the melting temperature and makes the gold notably harder for stone setting. However, the result is a white gold that dose not require rhodium plating for a nice white finish. We bead set five .02ct diamonds that we pulled from her father’s ring. That always gives new jewelry a special warmth, instantly. Memories are already built in.