April’s Jewel of the Month is a custom ring I created for gorgeous client Laura in honor of her 50th birthday. Fun fact: This was the first time I ever took apart one of my existing designs to use a gem for a customer’s ring. Say goodbye to my original 18K gold Fulvia ring …
… and hello to Laura’s new platinum design!
You can see pictures of the redesign in progress in my new YouTube video, where I also explain what Laura was looking for and how we ended up choosing to use this particular gem.
One note: I don’t know why I kept saying the tourmaline was 6 carats in the video; it was 6.5 carats! Now it’s a smidge below that because I had it recut slightly to improve the color and brilliance. Anyway, happy birthday again to Laura. I love what this ring symbolizes to her and I was honored to make it.
If you have a request for a custom design, holla at me at info at wendybrandes dot com.
Wendy, the redesign is stunning, although I think the Fulvia was gorgeous as well. Laura is a very lucky woman.
Thank you, I was always fond of the Fulvia myself! But I love Laura’s ring even more — it all feels like it was meant to be.
Also, refining the facets on the tourmaline really brought it to life!