Checkerboard Emerald Ring Remodel

Remodelling jewellery is an excellent way to breathe new life into old pieces by utilizing their components to create a brand new design. As a skilled jewellery designer, I recently had the pleasure of working with a client who had a collection of jewellery items that she had either purchased, inherited, or received as gifts from loved ones over the years. However, her tastes had changed, and she no longer adored some of the designs, which were also quite dated. In particular, she had a beautiful emerald cluster ring that held a lot of sentimental value, but it was not her style, and it sat too high on her finger, making it prone to getting knocked around.

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After consulting with my client, we decided to transform her beloved emerald cluster ring into something that better suited her modernist style. She wanted a simple design that would sit flatter on her finger and draw attention to the beauty of the emeralds. To begin, she showed me some rings that she had seen on various websites, and I set to work designing a unique piece that would meet her specifications.

The final design that we settled on was a checkerboard pattern, with the largest emerald at the center of the ring, graduating out to smaller emeralds in their own square settings. This created a beautiful checkerboard effect that drew the eye to each emerald in turn. The square settings with a grain-style setting helped to frame the stunning green gemstones and enhance their natural beauty.

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The end result was a truly one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery that my client was thrilled with. By repurposing the components of her old emerald cluster ring, we were able to create a beautiful new design that perfectly reflected her style and personality. Remodelling jewellery is a wonderful way to give old pieces a new lease on life and create something truly unique and special.


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