Cluster rings: The making of Claudia & Helena


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

Claudia ring (click on images above for details)

From left: Helena and Claudia

Helena ring (click on images above for details)