Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.
-From In Memoriam [Ring out, wild bells] by Lord Alfred Tennyson
We hope everyone’s 2014 is going well so far. As we look forward to the brand new year (while trying to stick to our recently devised resolutions) it reminds us of some jewelry we created which combined the old and new.
People often want to change or upgrade their ring, but then do not know what to do with their old diamond. Sometimes, people inherit diamonds or gemstones and want to set them in new jewelry. Instead of trying to ‘trade in’ former jewels, we recommend creating new jewelry for them. Sentimental stones can take on new life in modern settings, while you can choose the style of jewelry which you prefer. We have been lucky enough to work on several projects like this recently, and the results were phenomenal.
Our first upgrade like this was a personal favorite because it was one of our own staff’s diamonds. Jennifer had a diamond from a previous engagement ring. We created a rose gold bezel setting for it and strung it on a white gold chain to create this beautiful necklace. Jen recommends this for customers as a way to upgrade their engagement ring while still keeping their original diamond ‘close to their heart’.
Another ring we created was this impressive three halo ring- it is a three stone ring with a halo around each stone! The customer had a classic gold ring with three diamonds in it. We designed this custom setting from pictures that the customer sent us. We removed the three center diamonds from the old ring and set them in the new one, and they loved it!
One customer had a family ring with a center diamond and two sapphire side stones. The stones were all lovely, but they wanted something a little more modern with the old diamond. We fashioned exquisite diamond halo earrings for the sapphires, like ESPD5157, and set the center diamond into R2932, our twisted pave halo ring. The results were stunning!