Commissioned ‘middle finger’ gem ring Saturday, Aug 11 2018 

O K for starters, the brief came from a Melbourne academic whose friend has a big gemmy ring by Barbara. Naomi loved the heaviness of it – the chunky gold, the multiple different shaped and coloured stones, and the sense of medieval reliquary it has. Then followed the caution – “find a solution that doesn’t replicate my friend’s ring” . . . I’ve counted 29 gem option scans, multiple response files and further options and design files as part of our extended communications.

Here is the final job description: © Bh Commissioned Renaissance gem ring for Naomi – Multi gem ring has her round brilliant cut large Garnet 1=4.17ct in central rub over setting with three smaller rub over set gems; round brilliant cut Spinels 2=1.05ct and a trillion cut green Sapphire 1=0.97ct in triangular symmetry interspersed with Naomi’s round brilliant cut Sapphires 3=0.26ct in rectangular sections. Broad tapering band has carved strap detail to shoulders. Ring dimensions 22x23x6.5mm. Size Q. Subtle detail to setting sides. Matt and burnished finish. 18ct yellow gold.

Here is our client’s response when the ring arrived yesterday:

“Barbara I have received it and I love it! Thank you so much – it’s breathtaking, really. What a moment when I unwrapped it!! It’s so heavy and decadent – exactly what I had hoped for, and right on brief. My son immediately said it was like a fortune-teller’s ring, which I also thought was pretty great.”

“So: Thanks for persevering with me and making the process so careful and exact, such that we ended up with this fantastic outcome! Very best, N”

Here is her selfie shot attached:

Commissioned ‘diamond row ring’ with all her recycled family diamonds off to Sydney client Friday, Aug 10 2018 

Two princess cuts and five baguette diamonds equally spaced around the 18ct rose gold, hand made band with individual 18ct white gold rub over settings © Bh 2018.

Barbara posted the small movie of this on her Instagram @barbyheath and to date it has had 489 views and a similar ring request from a Melbourne client to source three larger diamonds.

 

Lovely card from a recent home stay Friday, Aug 10 2018 

His house always has a room available for friends, we were so chuffed to make our spare room available for him recently. His divine card of appreciation (cover detail above) was a delight to read as was his illuminated conversation about most things here that caught his eye. We love the exchange of old-world cards.

Sonia Dooney’s aquamarine and lace ring back in the studio and to be collected today Friday, Aug 3 2018 

Worn every day since since its creation – second time in eleven years its been back to the bench for setting checks . . . ready for another 60,000 kms

Commissioned ring with inherited gems and a diamond “win” Tuesday, Jul 24 2018 

This © Barbara Heath ring has an oval dished top 26 x18mm with open work ‘lace’ style as per sketch with narrow rounded profile band 925 silver size P #Jeweller to the Lost Sapphires 3=1.38ct Amber 1=0.85ct Diamond 1=0.22ct

Another ‘chisel set’ chunky pavè ring into the world Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Commissioned and scheduled to be given the night she left for a well deserved Paris holiday . . . Chunky Pavé Band, rounded profile tapering band with chisel set gems blue sapphires supplied 2=2.12ct pink sapphires 4=0.77ct diamonds 3=0.09ct purple sapphire 1=0.25ct in 9ct palladium white gold

Recently commissioned wedding rings for our dear friends Thursday, Jun 14 2018 

They are so private . . . I could go on forever about their attention to detail, their secret plans to get themselves hitched, the way each group of friends were told after the event. We call them our ‘dynamic duo’ and we were thrilled to be part of the ongoing parade of activity. My shot is just the pair of solid handmade textured rings and Barbara’s shot is her presentation, where she went into the garden and selected two different leaves to denote them ‘turning over a new leaf’.

Most of you know we publicise the names of our clients, word of mouth is everlasting but in this instance and because everyone had to be told in their own good time I have sat on this announcement. Last night we received this email text:

Hey lovelies!

Hope all’s well!

Just letting you know you can go live with the wedding band post/s whenever you like.

All family/friends are on board with the news!

Thanks to the “universe” once again Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 

We produced two small sculptures for the Landscape show at Handmark, Hobart, Tasmania in 2014, they returned to the studio and were on show in our annual studio sale 2016. They were then given an airing at Artisan as part of our stock before returning back to the fold in 2017 when Artisan moved premises. An important client called and asked about the little blue one – maybe as a present to her husband on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Well that is today and we are proud to say it will be soon installed on the wall of his study . . . everything we seem to make and push into the world finds its own home in its own good time!

‘sunday morning’ 925 silver, turquoise, patinated copper 130x160x96mm © Bh – (jeweller to the lost)

This is fun – two shots from friends and clients taken at restaurants Tuesday, Jun 5 2018 

Jean Pierre Khoury, Janet Gibson, Lee Primmer & Warwick Anderson all in Sydney and out to lunch when someone had the bright idea – “hey! we are all wearing Barby’s things!” Off with the lot and snapped a pic and messaged it on to us . . . 11 commissioned pieces of Jeweller to the Lost.

Out to dinner at the Vine recently to celebrate our friends wedding, everyone took off their wedding rings for this shot by Brendan Gaffney with Jacqueline Armitstead, Trish & John Honeywill, KT & Karl, Barbara Heath and mal E . . .

 

The last of Mary’s seven briefs to the studio collected today Tuesday, May 1 2018 

Commissioned Ring © Bh Stargazer style medallion set with x2 oval rubies 2=0.40ct graver set x1 round diamond 1=0.10ct and x6 1mm diamonds, supplied Design as per sketch 18ct yellow gold 925 silver oxidised Size L

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