Before & After Projects
We can use your materials to design and make a ring, pendant, earrings, etc in a way that is more your style. Most common Before and After Projects:
- Redesign your old wedding set
- Use your Family diamond to make a new engagement ring
- Turn old jewelry into a new style
- Use materials as credits towards new purchase.
Examples of recent projects:
This client wanted us to use all her diamonds and her three rings to make one ring in white gold. This ring featured tapered rounds, baguettes, trillions and a marquise center.
Our client wanted to brighten up her engagement ring, We supplied round diamonds to make a halo for her beautiful pear shaped diamond. Eventually she plans to make a band with the marquise diamonds, set east and west, stay tuned ;)
Have no idea what style you want, but want a change....we got you covered. This two ring wedding set turned into a beautiful cluster when we had the idea to turn the marquise center east west and the small marquises north south. After that the rounds from her band just fell into place perfectly....
This client saw an estate ring in our inventory and decided she wanted the same antique style with her own diamonds. We love making antique designs because so many of the techniques we use are old world practices that were used to create the antique rings you know and love.
Remade this antique family ring that was beyond repair using our clients materials
We used the diamonds from our clients bracelet to make this 3 row diamond band
White Gold Pink Tourmaline Ring - Hand Fabricated & Engraved
Raw materials to start the projects. All materials are 100% recycled
Drawing the outline for the setting on sheet
Engraving the border: view under microscope
Cutting out the border, view under microscope
Top and bottom gallery rails, ready for prongs
Polishing pieces before assembly
annealing metal for the shank - pre-rolling for taper
Fabricating the rolled shank
Applying settings to shank
Adding the airline shoulders
Soldering every all 9 individual parts together:
Burning off an alcohol based solution prior to soldering:
Engraving the shoulders with a leaf motif
Almost ready for setting
Tools of the trade....with all focus on a tiny ring...cleaning up the workbench after each project is a necessity
Pre final polish and rhodium plating
All done...a beautiful 4.58 carat Tourmaline Ring