Neglect Not, The Little Diamonds!
I run into clients all the time with small caches of tiny diamonds. Sometimes they’re loose. Sometimes not.
Often, the diamonds are set in some ancient—and out of date—piece of jewelry they wouldn’t be caught wearing in a million years.
How About Some Inspiration?
What do you do with them? Well this Santa Barbara Jeweler has lots of ideas, but rather than overwhelm you, I’ll pick a couple, OK?
Bangles and Bracelets, Being Big, Take Up a Lot of Little Diamonds
One bright idea is to set them in a bangle! Set them in a row or scatter them randomly. Arrange them geometrically or in whatever other pattern you can imagine. Picture the sparkle around your wrist!
One of my favorite design ideas is to flush set the diamonds so they lie flat on the same plane as the surface of the bangle. They show off well, yet look casual and sparkly fantastic.
True Jewelry Tales
One day Mary Jane called me. “Calla,” she said, “I’m not wearing my tennis bracelet anymore and I remember your mantra, ‘Wear it Don’t Warehouse it!'”
Let’s do something with my diamonds.”
Mary Jane’s New Everyday Bling-a-licious Bangle
We made her a hammered finish cuff. She wanted a bold, wear it everyday informal design. I found out she liked the hammer finish and wanted it wide to complement another piece she loved.
Yay, Mary Jane, for using your unworn diamonds!
What’s the Takeaway Message Here?
The moral of the story is not to let your old diamonds sit unused in the dark, dusty, corners of your jewelry box.
Wear it Don’t Warehouse it!