A friend who was to be married wanted a pale blue coloured Topaz . When I began searching for a stone they were all irradiated and all the same bright blue. She decided she liked an emerald-cut stone. This is a rectangular stone that has each corner truncated to prevent chipping. I searched for a natural stone and found one that came from Madagascar and had it cut to suit. Pale blue gemstones lend themselves to a White Gold setting rather than Yellow Gold. Kathy also wanted the band to be 2 tone, White Gold with rims of Yellow Gold. The setting was made in a rub-over style with tapered sides that sat neatly on the band.
The couple gave me some old 18ct rings which I was able to smelt down and re-cycle the metal. This offset the cost of this ring and their wedding rings which came a little later.
Topaz: 10 x 7mm Emerald-cut
We had our engagement ring and wedding rings designed and made by Julie. This was the best thing we could have done as we were able to choose the stone and design the setting with her expert guidance. Julie’s attention to detail and craftsmanship are second to none. We recommend her with confidence. Thank you Julie....