Today's post is of the process of making a ring, with a slight restriction- I had to use a ring that had belonged to a client's mother. I really enjoy being a part of something special and meaningful and this is a great example of what I offer as a custom goldsmith. This client wanted to remember her mom by refurbishing this ring she had worn for years.
Sometimes it's not the intrinsic value that means the most, as this ring had been lovingly worn, most likely 24/7, to the point that the sapphire was damaged and I had to have it re-polished. The diamonds were not the best quality either, but I still thought they deserved to be included as they were part of the original ring. I took these very modest stones and created a beautiful leaf ring- all while keeping the spirit of the original wearer.
This is the finished ring. I took these with my digital camera so the lighting is much better than the phone pics. I am very pleased with the result.
Hélène is a Vancouver BC designer/goldsmith with a passion for beautiful gemstones and precious metals. She works with the philosophy that objects that are thoughtfully conceived, hand made with technical precision and infused with artistic passion have an energy that cannot be attained with mass produced objects. With this belief, no two pieces are identical and each are unique and one of a kind.