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Wow! What an amazing experience working with you all to create a truly special piece of jewellery! Using inherited pieces and combining them together was a wonderful idea. I enjoyed each step of the way from the initial hand sketches, CAD visuals and finally the finished article. Every time I look at it I smile and remember the very special people who left me the jewellery to be able to do this. Lara D-J. Facebook review.
The On Site Jeweller Of Swan Street, West Malling. Est 1989 ~ 01732 870665
-Our client came to see us with three sapphire and diamond rings, they were to be combined into a single ring design if possible. After a little chat with Martin and pen to paper, Martin came up with a unique design, it was agreed that one of the sapphires would be left out due to it compromising the overall completed look.
-The next step was to unset all sapphires and diamonds and to melt down the material from the old rings. White gold was separated from the yellow before the melt.
-Martin formed the material into individual settings for the larger diamonds and both sapphires. These were then joined by the use of Martins welding machine.
-Once the settings became one complete piece, the band/shank of the ring was handmade into the correct shape and soldered each side of the settings.
-Martin next started to set the larger stones into their rubover style collets. As our client had some small diamonds to be used within the design, Martin drilled some holes into one of the shoulders and set these into place.
-The final stage was to polish the ring and apply a rhodium finish to the white gold settings.
-Our client was very pleased with her new sapphire and diamond ring.