Dress Rings with Coloured Gems

Left: Lee's Ring
Persian Turquoise in Yellow Gold

Lee was gifted a beautiful turquoise ring as a young woman, but sadly it was stolen during a break-and-enter. She set me the mission of finding her a perfect piece of Persian turquoise to make a new dress-ring, even better than the original. After almost a year of hunting, I found the stone on the shelf at a gem dealer's shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka! I handcrafted Lee's bespoke piece in solid yellow gold.

Middle: Lea's Ring
Peridot and Diamonds in Yellow Gold

Lea purchased a stunning peridot on an overseas holiday and brought it to me to have made into a dress-ring. I had an idea of what to make right away and sketched up the design complete with little sparkling diamond accents. Lucky for me, Lea jumped straight on-board with my idea. I commenced manufacture by first carving the ring out of wax to achieve a stone setting that flowed smoothly down into the ring shank. Once I was happy with the model, I used the technique of lost wax casting to turn the wax into a solid yellow gold ring. This is one of my favourite commissions to date!

Right: Mum's Ring
Sri Lankan Part Sapphire in Yellow and White Gold

I spied this very unusual sapphire whist gem shopping on holidays in Sri Lanka. It's mostly lilac, but had beautiful patches of soft pink and amazing flashes of orange in the light. When I got home and showed my mother my treasures, she agreed that this one was something special and asked if she could have it. I set it for her in a flower-inspired setting of white gold petals with 18ct yellow gold claws and ring band.