Capturing Blue Pearl Moments in Custom Jewelry
When a client wanting custom jewelry comes to me, I think of how we can tell her story leaving clues about the wearer as the heirloom jewel is passed through generations. The client may not come thinking of a specific story, but there is always one…
Frances came to me asking for a custom earring to showcase the scintillating 12.14 carat tanzanite pair her son had faceted that had been set in a temporary stud mounting. Her son is award-winning gem cutter Zava Mastercuts who happens to be my former husband…but, of course, that’s another story!
Listening and Custom Jewelry Design
We went through several versions of the idea; which do you like best?
Earrings that feature big gems, diamonds and gold detailing are heavier and tend to pull or tip forward if posted directly on the earlobe. I added a short gold “leaf” stem with a post to the top of the earring, so they are comfortable and well positioned on any ear.
Frances’ custom heirloom jewelry featuring 12.14 carats Tanzanite and accented by 0.80 carats of diamonds. The tanzanites are surrounded in a wreath of acacia leaves – the pointed platinum prongs represent the acacia thorns which the giraffes deftly navigate around. Crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, 14 karat white gold and platinum.
Cynthia works with clients all over the world, using personal visits or video conferencing.
There is a wide range of budgets.