The job bag was opened early in April 2010, the commission evolved from Amanda and Robert’s selection of a prized gem from our collection – a star-cut and carved Golden Beryl at 6.09ct. Barbara created the design, the setting and the final solution incorporating the client’s brilliant suggestions and in response to her concerns to keep the ring robust but not bulky . . . we are talking about a design solution for a pair of sensitive, savvy architects. So a silver model was created to scale, testing the fused rods and the platinum basket setting before the final decision to proceed was made.

© Bh Commissioned Engagement Ring – Hand fabricated with open flower design using one-off shaped and carved gem, set in Platinum basket setting with x8 square claws. The band is formed from x8 tapered rods which rise to support, surround and protect the gem. Each rod terminates in a rub-over set, princess-cut Diamond (F-G/Vs 8=0.40ct. 18ct Yellow Gold with matt and burnished finish – Size k.

I couldn’t get exactly square over the top of the ring with the scanner in shot two and in shot four the light was too strong . . . otherwise I’m so happy to follow after the designers and makers in the graphic and web support role, a great outcome for the Jeweller to the Lost team!