Client Stories

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Give a Jewelry Gift With Detail – The Tale of the Isle of Iona Cross

Putting the Personal in Custom Jewelry Design When J visualized his wife’s future birthday, he wanted to create a gift that would resonate with many facets of his and his wife’s lives together. But especially her passions. C is an Episcopal priest and deeply religious. One of the places they had visited in the past…

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Wax Sculpting a Dream Pendant for Virginia

Virginia’s Ambitious Design Idea Have you ever loved a thing of beauty so much that you wanted more of it? Virginia — an art collector, master gardener, and lover of beauty — adored her antique hand mirror and dreamt of having a pendant that resembled it. She worried, though, that the large hand mirror’s intricate design would…

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Tamar’s Aquamarine Gets a New Home

Designing in a Favorite Style Tamar had a large, beautiful aquamarine that was trapped in ring far too small for it. She envisioned turning it into a beautiful pendant to wear with her John Hardy necklace. There was a particular style of pendant from John Hardy that Tamar really loved, but she could not find a…

Inherited diamond ring. Three rings soldered together

Inherited Rings – Use, Re-Purpose or Re-Design? Vikki’s Story

  Vikki was at a Crossroads. She came to me with an inherited ring from her mother. She thought the design was beautiful, but the ring’s scale was an issue. Not only was the ring too big for her finger – its design was just too big for her hand. Vikki was upset that her…

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The Danger of Gloves and Rings – Three Stories

Gloves and rings don’t always mix. Here are three stories from my clients about how gloves and rings didn’t mix for them. At the end I’ll share – Three Things You Can do to Reduce the Danger of Gloves and Rings. Sharon’s Story – How a Nice Afternoon of Gardening Turned into a Near Disaster…

White gold Tanzanite pendant with enlarged diamond bail

The Unworn Pendant that Needed A Bail Out

A Beautiful Pendant That Wasn’t Being Worn Irene came to me with a newly purchased pendant that desperately needed an adjustment. The pendant itself was gorgeous – a beautiful, finely-cut tanzanite gem set elegantly into a platinum setting. Her issue was with the short, frail chain that (barely) supported her pendant and made it fit…