Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here are some samples. The stones are gorgeous - check out the luster and the bling is even more intense in real life - and have such deep, complex colours that only the less common stones like spinels and tourmalines can convey.
Left to Right: Mauve spinel round, Pear-shape amethyst, Steel blue spinel round
Friday, May 15, 2009
I'm going to start posting a little bit more about wedding jewellery in the upcoming months as I'm doing a few pieces of wedding jewellery this year. Am uber chuffed, although I wish there's a bride unconventional enough to choose something different. Champagne diamonds with textured shanks or a large pink morganite with tiny coloured diamonds in lieu of brilliant-cut white diamond solitaire.
I'm one to talk though. Check out mine - 12 gorgeous eight-point diamonds (VVS1, E-F colour) in a traditional prong-set. To my credit though, I did hammer the 18KT white gold shank in homage the signature label's look. Heh.
Fine silver hammered leaves with sapphires and rubies gilded with 18KT rose gold
Recently experimented with different textures of plating. I love the look of heavy sandblasting - the earrings remind me of magical falling autumn leaves, embedded with sapphires and rubies.
Fine silver pendants with amethysts and rubies gilded in 18KT yellow gold
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Have to disclaim that this isn't my design; rather, a wholesale client contacted me and asked if I could actualise a seemingly simple stackable cocktail ring. It turned out to be a little trickier than expected because the gemstones had to be cut in a very different way - a combination of a faceted checkerboard top and a cabochon bottom. The lapidary artisans kept on breaking the stones and many more had to be re-cut as a result. (Don't worry, the broken stones were recycled and used to cut smaller stones).
I'm really pleased with the result, not least becasue the rings are eco-friendly, reclaimed sterling silver (and plated with 18KT rose gold).
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Don't get me wrong - I think that life is heart-stoppingly beautiful. It is wholly imperfect though with its messes and chaos, further riddled with flaws and foul-ups. As such, sometimes I get that odd feeling that events, like weddings, that run without a single glitch feel somewhat artificial in its perfection.