Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fruit salad anyone

One of the things that I love is to research an era or specific style and to do a modern interpretation. I have made pieces with inspiration from the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and the Art nouveau styles.
For this necklace and earring set I was inspired by Cartier's Tutti Frutti collection from the early 1900's. They made necklaces for royalty and used platinum, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. The results were spectacular!
For my necklace I am starting with a suite of 5 matching pear shape Spessartite garnets from madagascar. Then pairing them with Ruby cabochons and Peridot accents. I think I will do pave set diamonds and hand engraving on the discs that complete the necklace at the back. The spacing needs work but I like it so far.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recent work

Late September and early October for us at the studio is a bit quieter then the rest of the year. The summers wedding band orders are tapering off and  and it gives us a chance to work on some engagement rings and some just for sun projects like cocktail rings and pendants...
These first two rings show a great contrast in style. The first is sleek, clean and modern. While the second gives a nod to both Deco and art nouveau styles. I can't decide which I like more... I am just happy that I got to make them both!

I love this engagement ring and thought I should share it with you. It has great lines and will look even sparklier when paired with it's pave set wedding band... Who wouldn't say yes to this!
Lastly is this spectacular mens signet/occasional ring. It is 18k yellow gold with diamonds and black sapphires and was custom made for one of our best customers in Montreal. Thanks a million M&JP!