Design Inspiration Part 2

Gerber Daisies

Today I am writing about a recent design that I thought would be a good example in my ongoing series highlighting the custom design process. We started with three pieces of information. One- the recipient of this ring really likes gerber daises. Two- They like to look of rose gold and platinum together. Three- We need to design a wedding band to match the engagement ring.

Design Inspiration Part 2

Design Inspiration Part 2

Gerber Daisies

Gerber Daisies

Design One

I wanted to cover a large style range with this first round of sketches so I could weed out a more specific direction.  This ring has classic clean lines and a small reference to a daisy on the side face below the center stone.  This gives us a design that keeps that simple classic look and has a personal touch.  The daisy chain wedding band brings some interest to the set in an understated way.  It is also nice to have a straight band that can stand alone.

Design Two

For the second ring I headed in the opposite direction and went with a fun and unique design.  I used rose gold for the sculptured petal halo surrounding the center stone.  The curved wedding band has a nice fit and feels like it is a part of the pair.  The French set stones add some extra sparkle to the set without stealing the show.

Concept Scale

The customer really liked the daisy ring but was unsure of how it would look on her hand.  I have an easy solution for this and sent this graphic to show the scale of the ring compared to her hand. Usually, this solution is enough but if a customer is still unsure we can always drop a grown model in the mail for them to try on.  

Today I am writing about a recent design that I thought would be a good example in my ongoing series highlighting the custom design process. We started with three pieces of information. One- the recipient of this ring really likes gerber daises. Two- They like to look of rose gold and platinum together. Three- We need to design a wedding band to match the engagement ring.

Design One

I wanted to cover a large style range with this first round of sketches so I could weed out a more specific direction.  This ring has classic clean lines and a small reference to a daisy on the side face below the center stone.  This gives us a design that keeps that simple classic look and has a personal touch.  The daisy chain wedding band brings some interest to the set in an understated way.  It is also nice to have a straight band that can stand alone.

Design Two

For the second ring I headed in the opposite direction and went with a fun and unique design.  I used rose gold for the sculptured petal halo surrounding the center stone.  The curved wedding band has a nice fit and feels like it is a part of the pair.  The French set stones add some extra sparkle to the set without stealing the show.

Concept Scale

The customer really liked the daisy ring but was unsure of how it would look on her hand.  I have an easy solution for this and sent this graphic to show the scale of the ring compared to her hand. Usually, this solution is enough but if a customer is still unsure we can always drop a grown model in the mail for them to try on.  

"I like ring one a lot and seeing the ring to scale on the hand helps! I would really like more sparkle but I like the flower carving as it is."

-Hailey

The Final Design

After seeing the scale of the ring, the customer was comfortable moving onto the next step.  They wanted to add a little more sparkle, so we decided to do a drop in wrap for the engagement ring.  This customer has long slender fingers that can support the look of a wide set.  In turn a wider ring will also be more stable.

Tips For Getting Started On Your Own Project

There are a lot of different ways to get started having your piece of custom jewelry made.  Most fall into one of these categories.