Platinum Emerald and Diamond Ring
Platinum cocktail ring set with round, brilliant cut diamonds and three round faceted emeralds.
A very enjoyable commission from a nice client, the ring is constructed from sheet and square wire using only 1650F platinum solder.
Plenty of thought goes into such a ring. You cannot afford to trip yourself up and find at some point you need to go backward to complete a part of the project. Then you risk having to start again, not a good thing!
Sometimes when I bring up my parents profession, people tell me that they or their friends make jewellery as well. Then I’m almost always shown plastic beads strung together or maybe a couple of simple copper ingots attached to some varnished twigs.
This is jewellery.
And it’s not so much about materials, after a point, it’s about craftsmanship and actually earning a title. I can bang some 2x4s and sheet metal into a large enough box to fit a person, then call it a house, but I wouldn’t tell Frank Llyod Wright’s kid that “Oh yeah, I’m an architect too.”