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The Great Swirl Ring Masterpiece

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The Great Swirl Ring Masterpiece

This engagement ring project was brought to us by a couple who had all of their own family diamonds.  The woman wanted a very bold, very wide, magical ring. She brought us samples of her style and a drawing of what she wanted, which was an 18mm across on top white gold ring with yellow gold leaves, swirls, bezels and 1 rim.  We had never tackled such a behemoth 2 tone creation, so we tackled it several different ways to handle our naïveté. What we discovered was, soldering thin yellow gold details to a heavy white gold band results in...

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Past Relationships: Rewriting Our Stories

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We all have challenges in life- that is what we are here to do: learn grow fail grow lose grow, but sometimes, the lessons we are gifted in life get translated into limitations rather than opportunities for growth. simply based on our skill with perspective and perception. The victimized ex spouse story. These days, we all know someone who is divorced, and usually there is a good guy and a bad guy in the tale. The 'good' person was victimized by the ex spouse either financially, verbally, physically, or some combination thereof. The inner child work that needs to be...

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Valentine's Day Gift Brainstorm

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Valentine's Day Gift Brainstorm

Yes, the very commercialized holiday of Valentine's Day looms. There is pressure to buy flowers, candy, jewelry! We sell jewelry, so what follows is a brainstorm of how to approach the day, both traditionally and non-traditionally. Some men, and especially women, appreciate adornments for the body. Rings, earrings, bracelets, anything. If you happen to be the observant kind, or if your local jewelers happen to be observant, then maybe even a wish list is available to select from items that tickle his/her fancy. Anything from these natural pink Andean opal silver earrings just $45, to this stunning white gold pink...

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An Engagement (Ring) Story

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An Engagement (Ring) Story

How can a person overcome the intimidation of picking a ring to propose to someone in the jewelry business? Yikes! This is just what my fiancé faced when designing my ring.  We had the talk, we discussed the idea of marriage, we were in agreement that we liked each other enough to commit :o) but he wanted clues as to what I wanted in my ring. So I gave him stats, I offered him a vague idea of style, and hoped he'd be ok to proceed alone. Nope. He continued to anxiously wring his hands and ask me details, the same I'd...

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Handmade Multi Layered Platinum Sapphire Ring Project

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Handmade Multi Layered Platinum Sapphire Ring Project

We are sometimes blessed to be approached by adventurous customers who want to break out of the standard / normal / usual jewelry designs and venture into sculptural territory. This project is just such a case. Our customer wanted a big blue stone. We brainstormed gemstones, colors and shapes. We finally sourced the big blue, a deeper rich blue sapphire, natural except for the usual heating performed on corundum, emerald cut. Next step was designing the ring. She wanted a many banded, multi layered, asymmetrical ring, created in platinum. The biggest hurdle here was not so much making the ring,...

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