Here is a small selection of commission pieces I have created for clients young and old, new and returning. I was the creative vessel that turned an idea into an heirloom.
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ROYAL JELLY RING
Everyone's story is unique, that's why I love working with my clients.
You see the ruby in the center of this design, well, it's a fake! I know - shhhhh, I won't tell if you don't.
This wonderful client came to me with this luscious ruby in an outdated setting that she was never going to wear. So we gave that ruby the opportunity to start a new story, and voila, enter the royal jelly ring.
A celebration of being pretty in pink, this ring showcases two trillion pink sapphires shouldering that beautiful perfect ruby at center stage. Lights on and action!
CANDY CRUSH CLUSTER RING
Designed in collaboration with the client for her milestone birthday, this ring was made using the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. With such wonderful colours, this organic ring reminds me of buying pick-n-mix lollies from the milk bar. Featuring a variation of round pink Tourmalines, offset by a baguette amethyst and dotted with sapphires, this ring has a soft spot in my heart.
Considered design options - client chose option A
This was a surprise anniversary gift to commemorate five years together (and two children!). The time frame was tight but the brief was glorious - make it yellow because it's her favorite colour.
Initially the client and I discussed using citrine stones, but when I sent some comparative photographs of these gorgeous yellow sapphires (1.55 ct total), there was no looking back.
DOT - DOT - DASH BANGLE
Inspired by the clients' Malaysian heritage, this solid gold bangle (18K) is imbued with purposeful markings that celebrate memories and stories personal to the wearer.
After the client contacted me, we met face-to-face to discuss ideas and explored concepts. From there, I hand sketched various options from which the client selected the final design.
Actual sketch drawn for client
A symbolic gift from friends and family to commemorate this client's milestone birthday. Using the Art Deco movement as the backdrop for inspiration, I sketched out numerous design options, but it was love at first site with option 'F'. From then on, it was called the Francesca Ring. We sourced a stunning princess-cut green Tourmaline to feature at centre, and the rest, is history.
ART DECO ENGAGEMENT RING
I love family heirlooms - regardless of their monetary value - because they are imbued with family memories and personal history.
With this commission, we re-purposing a central diamond from an unworn heirloom brooch and incorporated recycled platinum to create this engagement ring. The outcome is refined and unique and plays homage to the original brooch from which the stone came.