Elizabeth G. – Custom Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Ring
May 17, 2014 @ 11:43 am
Elizabeth, who got her engagement ring from us in 2005, came in one day and asked, “Do you guys have any loose stones?” We showed her what we had, and having an affinity for vivid colors, she immediately fell in love with a large, oval cut pink tourmaline. She said, “I want this stone. Will you guys make me a mounting for it?”
We’d like to say we immediately went to work, but we didn’t — Elizabeth did. The next week included a lot of e-mails back and forth and culminated with Elizabeth walking in with approximately 30 printouts of rings she found and liked online. We decided on a classic diamond adorned split shank design with split prongs in white gold. She wanted the side of the ring to be carved, giving it an interesting texture.
We documented nearly every step of the journey: wax casting, metal casting, diamond setting, and the finished product.