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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
Handmade Sapphire Pendant
-We were presented with a gold opal and sapphire ring which was to be transformed into a heart shaped pendant, excluding the use of the opal.
-After a brief discussion with our client, Martin drew a sketch of the heart pendant design to show her how the finished item was going to look. It was to be an open heart with the sapphires set all the way around. A solid loop would be added to the top for the chain to run through.
-Once the design was agreed it was then time to unset all sixteen sapphires followed by the opal. The opal was put to one side ready to return to our client.
-Next the original ring setting was melted down and formed into a heart shape. All sapphires were to be used and this determined the overall size of the heart shape.
-The heart was made in two parts, the main body of the pendant and also the under bezel which would be positioned below the setting.
-Once both parts were made, they were then soldered together and the pendant was pre polished.
-The next step was to set each sapphire and to complete a final polish.