So we started the process of coming up with something that reflected her personality and style but also something that was different from what is available in the shops.
I looked for inspiration in many of the artistic fields: Textile design; wrought iron works; art periods, namely Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts, and even interior and furniture design.
With a mood board to give me some direction and bearing in mind the parametres I was given, I came up with a number of designs which we kept narrowing down and refining until we got The One.
|Rough sketches of different designs.|
This drawing was then 3D rendered for final approval before I started with the manufacturing process. This showed my client exactly what the ring was going to look like as well as showing him the scale of the ring.
|3D CAD rendering of the final design.|
Once he was happy with these renderings, the manufacturing and setting started. A couple weeks later this is what he received and a couple months after that, he proposed!
|An 18ct white gold engagement ring with a claw set centre diamond. 12 smaller diamonds surrounding it in a floral halo.|
She loves the ring!!