Do you have a treasured piece of jewellery gathering dust in your jewellery box? Whether it’s a family heirloom, earrings that no longer align with your style or an engagement ring from years gone by, your diamonds deserve the chance to shine. Reworking your old diamonds into classic, timeless designs can give them a new lease of life.
That’s exactly what my client from Macroom did with two of her existing diamond rings: two became one to form a beautiful nine stone cluster ring.
She had a one carat solitaire and a seven stone eternity ring, and I liked the idea of combining them in a cluster to create a beautiful right hand ring.
Clusters are a great way to reset a ring that you already have, as you can use a variation of shapes and sizes. It also gives you a real wow factor on a remount and changes the look completely.
Clusters can range in size from a few diamonds to dozens or more, depending on the design’s complexity. To get the effect of a cluster in this piece, we had to add an extra diamond. As the centre stone was so large, it needed eight stones in total surrounding it to get the desired visual impact.
I began by taking out all of the diamonds, very carefully, from the two existing rings. I then looked at how they might work in the new setting: the brilliant cut diamonds would work perfectly in our claw setting. A very simple claw shape on the top, with a basket setting underneath to let as much light as possible underneath the stone.
The diamonds were cleaned carefully before being reset, and the end result was a ring that was quite literally unrecognisable. Something old, something new, something borrowed — but no blues here. The customer was delighted with her reworked ring, and her diamonds will now get the chance to shine.
Are you looking to fall back in love with your old jewellery? Redesigning your old jewellery in Ireland has seen a huge growth in popularity over the past ten years. I can help you give your inherited, unused or unwanted jewellery a new lease of life. If you are looking for an engagement ring in Ireland that’s completely unique or would like to remodel your old pieces into something new, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.