Bespoke commission, 2016
Materials white 18ct gold, 0,40ct diamonds, single 16mm South sea pearl
Brief translate a hand drawn sketch done by the client into a fine jewelry necklace
Australian South sea pearls are a personal favourite. So when a lovely lady client of ours brought us back a giant 16mm single pearl to set from her recent holidays in Australia, I had an immediate idea of what to propose.
Only she had her own particular take on the ring she had in mind: knots and bolts, something mechanical, structured, geometrical. Something ‘manly’. It’s always fun when a client proposes an unexpected mood for a piece and then I get to work, translating that feeling into hands-on design.
I love the end result, and the clear, determined crafting that goes into making a piece like this. White gold is tough, harder tan the other gold alloys, and to shape structured thick sheet gold like this is technically challenging rewarding.