Vintage Beauty to Modern Show Stopper
Our Client, Smaiyra, inherited a stunning emerald and diamond ring from her Mother, Oya.
Smaiyra has a cool, modern style and wanted to update the ring into something that would match her wardrobe. Baguette Atelier worked to come up with a design she could incorporate into her everyday wear. After perusing an idea board created just for Smaiyra by a BA Consultant, Smaiyra chose the following ring as inspiration for her new design.
Next, Baguette Atelier designers got to work creating a CAD design that would utilize 100% of Oya’s stones/metal. Smaiyra prefers heavier jewelry, so we took this basic design and added weight for security and style. CAD below:
In order to ensure the design was perfect for such a sentimental piece, we created a rendering, which is a more realistic view of the design for Smaiyra to approve:
Now that we had the design confirmed, it was time to get started creating the ring. First step - a wax model is printed:
We melted down the metal from Oya’s ring and added more platinum to the mix. The ring was cast using the metal mix from the original ring. All the stones from the original ring were then set by hand into the new casting. Voila!
As a finishing touch, we engraved “Oya” into the inside of the shank of the ring to honor it’s original owner. Now, Smaiyra can wear and enjoy her Mother’s ring every day!