One of my favorite parts of being a jeweler is becoming part of a couples romantic story. We often know about an engagement before the bride-to-be does! (Which makes for a lot of tight-lipped policies in our community!)
This was one of the most magical couples I've worked with, you can almost see the love buzzing around them! He approached me with:
"My love for her is beyond anything I ever could imagine to experience and since we're not so traditional in the big diamond ring sort of way I got inspired to ask you since I love your artistry and care in your pieces"
After discussing a few ideas, we knew wings would be a main component of the design.
I chose dragonfly wings, as that seemed best suited for her personality.
Deciding that each side of the wing would represent each person in this relationship, I 'inverted' one side of the wing, making one 'upright' and the other 'upside-down'. This represents how two difference parts come together to create a symbiotic fit in the middle.
I hand-fabricated this ring, which means the wings were sawed out with my trusty jewelers-saw, my favorite tool for creating delicate & graceful lines.
Where the wings come together in the center represents what is created between two people- the spark, the love, the synergy. This is represented with 18k yellow gold and five harmony diamonds- where the love and magic happens.
The ring fits comfortably for her active lifestyle, and reflects her values as well- made with all 100% recycled gold, silver, and reclaimed diamonds, breathing new life into these loved materials.