It is hard to play around and make jewelry for the showcase when there are so many custom jobs and repairs on your plate. I have been working a little here and a little there on this ring. I made this ring in fifteen minute intervals for a month. I finally finished it today. It has fifteen 1.0mm round full cut diamonds on a halo that rests on the finger. The 1.10 carat diamond is high above it.
I always like working with unusual shaped stones. The end result can seem more “custom” then a piece with, say, a 7.0mm calibrated round stone. This simple design, symmetrical ring uses a tapered fantasy cut rhodolite garnet. It screams “custom” because mounting was obviously made specifically for that stone. The square shank continues that one-of-a-kind feel. The ring also contains six channel princess cut diamonds.
For this engagement ring I carved and cast it in 3 pieces so I could polish each piece individually before assembling. Whereas, all the nooks and crannies were able to be cleaned up. The center princess cut and side princess cut diamonds were channel set and the ring given a final polish.
Sorry, I did not get a good finished picture of the ring in a controlled light box.
The customer wanted us to remake his favorite yellow and white gold ring in all white gold. To save him some money, I suggested that we cut off the top plate of the existing ring and use it in the new ring since the setting was performed well and it was still in good shape. I carved a wax around the diamond encrusted plate. We cast it in super white 14K gold and soldered the plate on top. Turned out great.