A Dog’s Life Can be a Good Thing
Donna is an animal lover. She’s rescued a number of whippets and greyhounds over the years.
When she had the urge to have a new piece of jewelry from her Santa Barbara Jeweler, she brought me pictures of her two whippets.
Whippets Have Amazing Faces
Donna’s Whippets look so intelligent and emotional. It was great fun to work with my wax sculptress Peggy Croft, to get Donna’s dog’s faces just right.
I’ve always admired paintings of people’s beloved dogs. Getting to honor them in a piece of jewelry made me so happy.
Dogs and Diamonds, a Match Made in Jewelry Heaven
Donna is so generous to her dogs, so dogs and diamond collars seemed just the thing. And while we were at it how about more diamonds? On the ring of course.
In real life she lives on a ranch and lets them gallop free in their special pasture, startling birds with their amazing speed and grace.
I used matte finishing on her dog’s faces to draw your attention to their details and a high polish finish beyond for dramatic effect. I was asked how the details of their faces was reproduced.
I may be an artist, but that level of artistry is beyond me. Peggy Croft, a gifted wax sculptor did their sweet faces.
One is Never Enough
Just like pets, one is never enough. We actually made her another whippet ring a few years ago. Here it is to the left.
“Having only the dogs’ heads in a matte finish sets them off fantastically. It makes a world of difference! The diamonds, of course, add their own beauty. My dogs are now the center focal point of my look.Thanks for the great work!”
Do You Have a Dog You Love?
I’m ready and excited to make more beloved pet jewelry.
Your Personal Jeweler,