Kelly's Garden Signet Ring, sharing the story and process.
This is the jewelry she sent me for the materials to be re-imagined. It's been 2 years since losing her mother to dementia. Her father, who cared for her mother, passed away last year. The jewelry was her mother's with the exception of the band with the small sapphires.
Originally, my intended design was to repurpose Kelly's 5 melee sapphires for the sides near the hummingbirds. The sapphires ended up not being in great shape and were really difficult to set. We decided to eliminate them from the design and only use diamonds. The replacement diamonds were taken out of a setting from my late mother's jewelry who also passed away from Alzheimers.
Kelly had asked that I send the finished piece in time for her visit to the cemetery. She wanted to be wearing her lovely ring. This past Sunday was the anniversary of her mother's passing. She showed the memento to her sweet parents, resting side by side.