Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bespoke Sapphire, Emerald And Diamond Engagement Ring



Sapphires have been revered for centuries for their mythical properties and symbolism. Sapphire jewelry given as a gift represents trust, honesty and loyalty. The color blue is said to signify loyalty and fidelity. The combined symbolism and intrinsic beauty of the gemstone make blue sapphires an appropriate choice for engagement rings.

I recently had the pleasure of working with Stephen on this beautiful bespoke sapphire and emerald engagement ring for his {now} fiancĂ© Elisabeth.  Stephen had been attentive to Elisabeth's cues, and he thoughtfully considered her likes/dislikes, Pinterest board, and {subtle} hints in the design process.  He concluded that the following features were important to her aesthetic:

CUSTOM DESIGNED JEWELRY Platinum
CUSTOM DESIGNED JEWELRY Sapphire and/or Emerald
CUSTOM DESIGNED JEWELRY Nothing that goes "up" like the cartoon version of a diamond ring.
CUSTOM DESIGNED JEWELRY Radial symmetry

...and she said "julie will know what to do with that." {no pressure}

The central blue sapphire and the diamond accents were taken from heirloom pieces contributed by family members.  The emeralds were hand selected and custom cut to fit the Platinum setting. 



The result: a happy engagement in Glacier National Park



Check out my design gallery for more custom jewelry, and send me an email if you are interested in having a piece of fine jewelry designed for your {or someone else}.

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