This portfolio features a very special wedding band commission re-purposing client’s gold and diamonds. First, matching rounded square gold wedding bands were hand-fabricated from scrap gold. Next, two gold rings with client’s diamonds were fabricated to fit, like a jacket, over the wedding band.
When working with custom jewelry clients it is important to take into consideration important factors like lifestyle. This particular client works with her hands and wanted a simple band for everyday wear with the diamond bands added when she would like to wear them.
The second set of diamond bands were engineered to fit over her wedding band like a jacket. While it would’ve been easier to create the two bands and re-create the wedding band it was important for my client that I use the exact, original wedding band. If you look closely in the images you can see the ridges upon which the wedding band nests.
This commission was both a challenge and a joy to work on.