Monday, 6 July 2009

The Thirtiest Year...

And a very very special piece for me which had taken a little bit of my time away from my research...

A new wedding ring designed for my mum. My dad commissioned me to make a new wedding band for my mum for their 30th Wedding Anniversary today, so this is what I made.

Traditionally the 30th wedding anniversary's gem of choice is a pearl. My mum's not keen on cultured pearls and I have to admit I'm not either, so I was very happy to find out that the modern equivelant has become diamond jewellery...though the modern equivelant for most anniversary stones has become diamond therefore rendering the diamond wedding anniverary a bit of a let down.

Anyway, the band is made of 1.5 mm Stirling silver, 18 carat gold and a diamond which I forget the specifications for...but it was more or less colourless, had few inclusions (flaws) and was the first diamond I've ever bought or set. So I'm really chuffed with the outcome and the fact that not only does my mum love it, but it fits perfectly...and I never got to size it properly!

3 comments:

TJ said...

That looks really lovely! That must have been very special to make that for your mom ^_^!

Emily said...

It was the most special thing I could have made for someone...now I just need to convince my dad he needs a new ring ;)

TJ said...

Oew make it as a present and then give it to him ^_^! A ring especially & exclusively made by his daughter...how wonderful is that!