Demand for a new breed of jewelry designers
Growing market for branded jewellery has led to a demand for a new breed of jewelry designers. Instead, thanks to the advances in technology, it has landed on the drawing board with some firms even using computer-aided designs to create exquisite pieces in virtual reality.
With several institutes offering specialized courses in this field, jewelry designing is no longer a family trade but a lucrative career option for first-generation gemologists who can cater to a niche market for custom-made and designer jewelry. And other professionals are like gem appraisers. Jewelry designing has come out of the closet; it is no longer a cloistered trade carried out by semi-literate goldsmiths in family vaults. Also passed down like a well-kept secret from generation to generation.
Cut of the stone
Firstly we talked about the cut of the stone. Now finding a good quality bright green tourmaline with this cut is not impossible to find but can be tricky so we decided that custom cutting was the way forward. We custom cut the green tourmaline from a larger cushion stone to create the look. We combined the chequer board facetted cut on top but with a more square proportioned shape rather than oval.
The lapidaries squared up the proportions and then facetted the top of the stone. This creating a square cushion shape with a facetted top! Donna felt a straight sided square stone would be a little harsh so decided that she would like to have the stone with softened corners. The initial stone was 1.72cts and ended up at 1.05ct. After being cut gemstone it is difficult. We searched for a green tourmaline of the right colour that could be cut to shape. The twist ring is simple in style holds the tourmaline for a modern design.
Bridal ring is an expensive token of love
The bridal ring is an inexpensive token of love and respect between a man and woman. What bride doesn't look forward to her new husband slipping a bridal ring on to her finger as he says I love you? Well you will have to spend a fair chunk of money. It is generally accepted that a gentleman will spend at least two months’ salary on the ring but many will lay out a lot more to get the right bridal ring for his lady.
But it is lasts for sixty plus years then what price would you put upon it. What sort of bridal ring you buy will depend obviously not only on your budget but the style and material of the actual band? Do you have to spend a fortune on you bridal? The bridal ring is one of the most treasured items of jewellery a woman can own. Diamonds and a bride go together like strawberries and cream, a white dress, a bouquet and a bridal ring, a perfect match.