Blue Topaz and diamond ring re-make in 18ct Fairmined white gold
One of the greatest pleasures of being a jewellery designer is making and remaking pieces for friends and family. This Blue Topaz and diamond ring is the result of combing the stones from two of my grandmothers rings, passed down to her from her mother and aunt and dating from the 1930’s.
Both rings had had been gathering dust, not worn for years so it was deiced they needed a new lease of life. After a little discussion about the design I presented two design ideas, one in white gold and one in yellow gold, in a traditional gouache render.
After the final design was decided upon a CAD model was made, 3d printed and then cast in 18ct Fairmined gold. The gold from the two old rings was melted down and used to partially pay for the cost of the remake.
Once the ring has been cast, the casting is cleaned up and polished ready to be set by the stone setter.
From start to finish the process of remaking these two rings took 6 weeks and remakes and remodels start from £900.