My client came to me to have his late mother’s diamond wedding ring appraised. Afterwards, he told me he would like to make a new ring for himself and incorporate the main diamond from his mother’s ring as a focal point. If we were able to create the right design, he said that he would also like to make a matching ring for his partner. A comparable diamond would be purchased to make the second ring.
I was very happy to be asked to design a man’s diamond ring. Jewellers are not designing for men these days. I think men are turned off by the old fashion, dated ring designs that often look like their father’s ring style. Have a look in any jewellery store today and you will have a hard time finding a good looking ring for a man.
This was my opportunity to make nicely tailored ring that would make a good impression.
There is a design challenge in making mens rings. I believe they should feel good for everyday wear, but also be impressive in a business situation. Nothing over the top though. A successful design is both casual, dressy and well tailored.
Getting the Shape Right
I sat down at my computer and created a few shape outlines. The first few ideas were okay but something wasn’t right. I pressed on and redesigned things until I was ready to show a few to my customer. It was time for collaboration. I sent some of the designs by email and then we met to discuss the better ideas. He picked a favorite and with a few small modifications, we had the final ring design.
Check out some of the other ideas below.
You Get The Idea
After a few more design experiments and the input from my client, I came up with the final design. I removed the bezel setting for the main diamond and cut the ring open to channel set the stone. Suddenly, the ring had the style and character I was looking for.
The Final Product in 18K White Gold
Craftsmanship & Service
I give my customers the best I can do. I promise a quality product and a design service that I believe is not offered anywhere else.
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