Bespoke Case Studies
MAKING YOUR DREAM A REALITY
Fancy Pink Diamond Earrings
In the case of this bespoke commission, our client had a specific goal - to create a pair of fabulous earrings with bright, vivid pink diamonds taking centre stage.
They needed to be combined with colourless round or square shaped diamonds and to not appear too heavy set or ornate.
Once we had established a budget range for the end design, we proceeded to create some draft outline sketches, working with platinum as the favoured precious metal setting.
These draft designs included graduated round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds to form elegant drops from which the pink stones would be suspended.
It was the third design, incorporating four perfectly matched princess cut diamonds in each earring, which resonated the most.
With price options for the commission agreed, depending on the total carat weight and overall grade of the diamonds to be used, detailed CAD images were prepared.
Detailed CAD Design
Our client then reviewed these draft designs and provided her considered opinion.
Once her comments regarding the size and shape of the diamonds in the drops had been factored in, detailed CAD designs were produced.
We were also able to source a pair of extremely well matched, round brilliant cut, intense pink diamonds of 0.50 carats each, exactly as she had wished for.
As the brief was for the colourless diamonds to be ten points each, we recommended perfectly eyeclean princess cut stones, with excellent symmetry and polish.
With a colour grade of F and clarity of VS1 (very slightly included), the combined 0.60 carat weight of stones provide significant radiance and fire.
This also ensured that the budget was not exceeded.
With the chosen diamonds in hand and quality checked, we were ready to progress with the exacting process of making her dream a reality.
Our highly specialised artisans hand created the platinum settings to perfectly fit each diamond and ensure perfect balance and symmetry of both earrings.
Finishing & Hallmarking
With the earrings completed, they were passed on to the Sheffield Assay Office for the platinum composition to be independently verified.
They were then stamped with the 950 platinum standard, the iconic "PM" maker's mark.
Once expertly re-polished and again checked over meticulously by the team, these sensational earrings were ready to present to our client.
The Grand Reveal
We felt the finished piece looked fabulous and did justice to the client's vision and imagination.
As with all our bespoke pieces, we encouraged the item to be worn a few times to ensure everything is exactly as wished for.
We can then make adjustments if these are required.
In this instance, the pillars holding the earrings in place were felt to be marginally too extended.
Each pillar was therefore reduced in length, the platinum refinished and the earrings professionally polished once more.