“Hallow” 18kt rose gold cross ring

This 18kt rose gold cross ring was a custom order from a man who wanted a unique cross ring for his wife for Christmas. When we spoke, he was intrigued by the idea of rose gold, since it is not seen quite as much as white or yellow gold. I explained the huge increase in the amount of beautiful rose gold jewelry being created in recent years and he was game to try something unexpected. He said his wife liked the color purple, and so it was. I scoured the Internet, looking at all the various cross rings, wanting to make certain that I was designing something unique. In 18kt rose gold, with one round purple sapphire, surrounded by square blue sapphires, below is the finished product! I call it “Hallow” (to make holy or set apart for holy use, to respect greatly):

Unfortunately, just before Christmas, my customer was laid off from his job and really could not afford to purchase the ring. Life can be hard when bad news like that comes along, usually when least expected! I decided to finish the ring and have molds at the ready so that this ring can be reproduced just for you or someone you know and love! Email [email protected] for information. Of course, the ring could be made in other gold colors and with other colored stones.

Mother and Daughter Together Forever

This platinum and diamond ring, designed for my customer, has a bittersweet story. Upon the birth of my customer’s first child, a daughter, her mother came to visit and help out with her new granddaughter. However, while visiting, a clot in her mother’s leg dislodged, causing a thromboembolic event so traumatic that she unexpectedly died. Of course, my customer was devastated for a very, very long time.
My customer kept her mother’s diamond ring for many years with the thought that she would like to incorporate the larger diamond from her mother’s ring with the diamond from her own setting which often caught and snagged fabric. Initially, she thought she might have to purchase a third diamond to accompany the other two. However, I suggested a sophisticated, slightly modern approach, using only the two diamonds, mother’s and daughter’s, symbolically linked in love for all eternity. This is how the finished product (a size 3 3/4!), turned out.