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Custom Cluster Ring with December Birthstones

A client approached me looking for a ring to celebrate the birth of a third baby, but, beyond the December birthstone and an overall dainty look, they weren't sure what they wanted. I suggested that we consider using 5 stones, since they were a family of 5, all of them December birthstones to honor the new baby. December's birthstones are blue zircon, turquoise and blue topaz (and occasionally tanzanite, which we did NOT omit).  The designs that I submitted were a simple line of tiny gems, almost like an anniversary band, or a cluster ring, like the one above. So we played and sketched and photographed a million different cuts, shapes, and varieties of gemstones until it was just right,...

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Custom Mother's Pendant

I was approached by one of my very dearest customers about making something special for her mom, since her mom's birthday was coming up, and then it was Mother's Day, and then it was her parent's 40th anniversary and the whole family wanted to mark such a wonderful season with something special.  She said she wanted something geometric around 1 1/2", in 14K with a certain collection of gemstones. Feminine, nothing too modern. Otherwise, she didn't want to give any other specific instructions because she wanted to see what I came up with. The photos below show my initial sketch (which she said was too round), and you can see how it grows up and lengthens. We also played around...

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