From sketch to fine jewelry
I begin every ring design with a simple sketch to capture ideas of gem color and shape.Many design choices are necessary throughout the process of crafting a ring and multiple steps are required for the drawing to come to life: sourcing unique gemstones with the perfect color, shade, and karat; determining metal type; and, finalizing cut of the stones. In this case, I chose emerald, round, and marquise cut gems.
Once the essential design decisions have been made the piece is cast, cleaned, polished and the gemstones are set.
Watercolor sketches and notes for Claudia and Helena ring
Mountings, with diamond pavé and burnish diamonds
Claudia sketch and final ring
From left: Helena and Claudia
Helena ring (click on images above for details)