The Band is back....
As am I, I've been at the Tucson Gem Show all week, so, no posts.
I haven't done this before, but this is a preview of a piece to come.
I am showing a process as well as a design.
The ring is being done for the granddaughter of a Yacht-Maker and leasing company. She now flies all over the world handling their leases. This piece is intended to represent (Squint here please), a bit of a nautical flavor, without being blatant or over the top.
It is being done in platinum, diamonds, graduated color blue sapphires and some unique fabricating processes.
The piece you see is a rendering in CAD (not real... yet). I had this done to take my rough concept of the scroll / wave pattern (shown), and explore the finished look.
Also included are pictures of the sterling silver prototype.
This was made to test the feel on the client's hand. She had previously only worn narrow bands, this is about 13 mm wide, so we needed to know if the comfort level was there.
The concept was to make a ring that would draw attention without being gaudy, one that another would be intrigued by..