Minnie’s ‘Lucky Find’ Diamond Curl Ring
2004: Private Commission – A Birthday Present For Minnie from Harry
Yellow Gold Hand-Forged ‘Curl’ Ring set with a Diamond & Emeralds:
18ct Yellow Gold, 8mm Diamond & x3 3.5mm Emeralds
This ring, made as a gift, represents an early example of one of my ‘curly’ hand-forged rings which later would become one of my main style ‘elements’.
There’s such a great story behind this ring – one of my favourites…
Commissioned by Harry (my late-grandfather) for Minnie (my late-grandmother) on her 76th birthday. Minnie found the large central stone for this ring on one of her holidays to America. She saw it sparkling on the floor in an expensive department store. Picking it up she thought it had maybe been a rhinestone that had fallen out of a dress but looking around she couldn’t see where it had come from. Lucky for her she put it in her pocket and forgot she had it – what a fab find!!! Minnie wanted a dressy cocktail ring to show her stone off and she chose emeralds to accent the ring as green was her favourite colour (I always remember her wearing green eye-shadow).
With the passing of both my grandparents, its lovely that this ring, marking a family occasion, is now a treasured token to remember them by, both in terms of my work and on a personal level…miss you nanny & papa!!! x
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