I was contacted by a customer locally who had a ruby and diamond ring and a diamond set wedding ring that she did not like. The Ruby was gorgeous but was hidden in a chunky gold setting which did not suit her hand. In this post, I am covering the Ruby ring. Here is the ring “before”:
After looking at lots of different designs I sketched out a cluster option which would use her different size diamonds, would have a much thinner band and would show off the beautiful rich colour of the Ruby.
Once the customer approve the sketches I went about doing up CAD images for this ring from these the customer got a very clear image of how the ring would look.
We used her gold to make the band and then used white gold for the setting of the Ring. The ring has 12 different-sized diamonds in a pave setting which surrounds the claw set ruby.
The finished ring is a complete transformation from the original ring. It now suits the customer’s hand and is worn daily. This is a great practical use of jewellery that was just sitting in a drawer. Hidden Treasure!
Here are some more images of the process…