Morganite centre stone, flanked by trillion-cut diamonds, set in a rose gold knife-edge band.
This was an unusual collaboration, as you’ll see. Our client (accompanied by her fiancé and baby) approached us for a custom engagement ring. She already knew she wanted a three-stone ring and what the colours of the metal and stones should be. However, everything else was open. We brought in a selection of beautiful, different stones, as well as flanking diamonds. We began to play with them until we had a winning combination. And the unusual part of the collaboration? Their beautiful baby helped to pick out the exact stones!
Repurposed trillion-cut diamond centre stone, framed by round brilliant diamonds, set in platinum.
Often clients know what they want and we use our skills to fully realize it. However, at other times, the request can be very general, such as this magnificent ring. The client came to us with a diamond pendant and all she knew was she wanted it turned into a ring. She completely trusted our expertise and creative vision, which was repaid. We envisaged a design concept that would do this stunning diamond full justice. We reset it and then framed it with even more diamonds. The result is a perfect bespoke ring and a very happy client.
Featuring the client’s original round brilliant and melee diamonds, set in platinum on a rose gold band.
This commission had that special X factor—literally. We were asked to remodel a ring as part of a couple’s ten-year anniversary celebrations. The client wanted to repurpose the diamonds from her original engagement ring into a new design set in rose gold, her favourite metal. The unique criss-cross shape of the band references the Roman numeral for ten, X, a beautiful symbol and reminder of this special anniversary. While the design is undoubtedly unique and striking, only the clients share the subtle meaning behind it.
Red spinel centre stone, set in repurposed yellow gold, featuring hand engravings.
Most of our bespoke creations express deep feelings, but this men’s pinky ring embodies more than one special family story. Our client’s explicit wish was to have us create a sentimental heirloom piece for him. We took gold that was worn by both his late mother and uncle, as well as some gifted him as a baby, and forged it into something new. To make the ring even more special, he asked us to develop intricate hand engravings based on original paintings from the Babylonian Gate of Ishtar. The paintings are not only exquisite but also a reminder of a once-in-a-lifetime trip with his father during which they visited the gate. The result is a piece that will be a reminder of loved ones for a lifetime—and more.
Diamond drop pendant, set in white gold, featuring the client’s original diamonds.
Some people like to wear diamonds only on special occasions, others like to wear them all the time. Diamonds are inherently glamorous, so in some ways it takes more skill to create day-to-day jewellery with them. This pendant commission was created for a client who wanted a diamond necklace made from stones she already owned, but one which was casual enough to wear every day. We chose white gold for the setting, but the real art was to exactly balance the elements in the pendant. The result is sophisticated and beautiful, but not ostentatious—perfect to place round your neck on any day of the week.
Classic round brilliant diamond set in a six-prong teardrop platinum setting, with French pavé diamonds, set in yellow gold.
Many engagement ring commissions are carefully planned months in advance, but sometimes we get a spontaneous request that requires speed as well as skill. For this ring, which the client wanted to take for a winter holiday proposal, we had carte blanche to create something sweet based solely on what he told us about his (soon-to-be) fiancée. We were fortunate enough to find the perfect stone in our Modern Love inventory and worked hard to finalize the special design. The ring was created with a quick turnaround and it was all ready to hide in our client’s luggage as he and his partner jetted off to a special sun-filled destination over New Year’s.
2.5 carat emerald-cut diamond, double tiger claw prongs, set in platinum.
For some jewellery, the best option is to let the stone do the talking. This was one of those: a classic, beautiful engagement ring. When he commissioned us, the client knew exactly what he was looking for—clean lines and a modern look. The question was which stone should be at its centre? We searched hard for the perfect stone, until we found this spectacular diamond. When we presented it to the client, he knew—just as he had with his fiancée—it was the one!
Half-eternity baguette diamonds, bezel set in platinum.
A year after designing the ‘classic diamond engagement ring,’ we welcomed the happy couple back as they requested a complementary wedding band. The design needed to be intentional and required careful thought. We wanted to add sparkle and complement the engagement ring, but not upstage it. We turned the baguette diamonds on their side to add length to the ring, while being able to maintain a narrow proportion. The result is that the emerald-cut diamond looks exaggerated and remains the main focus of what is now a classic and modern set.
Asymmetrical diamond necklace, set in white gold, featuring the client’s heirloom diamonds.
Family jewellery plays a crucial part in the wheel of life. This was certainly the case with this commission. Our client entrusted us with her late mother’s diamonds with a touching request: to turn it into a necklace she could wear on her wedding day. She had envisaged an asymmetrical charm necklace. We developed the concept with a Modern Love twist into a unique creation. With its varying shapes and lengths of diamond charms, set in white gold, this necklace allowed our client to carry her mother with her as she walked down the aisle.