I thought a “shooting star” motif bracelet would be poignant for a mother, especially one who would eventually hand the bracelet over to her daughter to wear and pass down the line. I imagined something warm, strong, layered and luminous like a mother’s heart.
To achieve that, I started with a 17 carats, unheated, Yellow Sapphire the subject of a previous blog – and set it with 14 karat rose and 18 karat yellow gold. The colors of golds and Sapphire have a warm, almost soft, feeling when combined. Against the Yellow Sapphire’s sharp rays of light, the textured golds are diffused and subtle.
The bracelet’s inside was as well finished as the outside. Several stars were cut from one piece of gold and added to the bracelet’s under-gallery. One star for each child, and a larger star for the mother. It was important to cut them all from one piece of metal to further express the feeling of continuity.