Beautiful Jewels: Designing New Pieces in Studio April 10 2014
This is one way the design process evolves for me. I sift through a parcel of gleaming gem stones identifying the best quality, colour, uniformity and scale and hand pick the most beautiful gems. I usually have a vision of the design I want to achieve, but often the beauty of the stones determine the finished piece. These photos show some stages of my design process when I am producing a piece - sketches and early designs to finished jewellery. Here, you can see a beautiful selection of multi colours tourmalines, some selected stones and the final finished pair of earrings. Of course the process actually takes several weeks for every piece, before it has my final approval.
Pictured here are pieces inspired by the Lotus Flower from my signature collection which symbolises Beauty and Eternity. They look so pretty by day with casual wear and yet so elegant taking you into evening.
The Pink Lotus Collection Earrings are made from a selection of beautiful faceted dark and light pink brilliant cut tourmalines. These stones are bezel set on 18kt yellow gold shepherd hooks.
The second earrings pictures are Sapphire Lotus Earrings. These are exquisite pastel coloured faceted Sapphires, bezel set on 18kt Yellow Gold Shepherd Hooks.
Then we have the Diamond Open Lotus Earring Charms design which is a Diamond Lotus Flower set in Sterling SIlver Earring Charms. These are very versatile and can be worn on Sterling Silver Hoops or Sterling Silver Shepherd Hooks.