Custom Heirloom Diamond Anniversary Ring
A client was looking to give new life to a family heirloom with a murky history. Her husband inherited the ring from his aunt, who had been unhappily married; she wasn’t allowed to marry the man she truly loved, so the stone always carried sadness to her. After hearing this story, we set out to give the diamond a new, happier life by incorporating subtle symbols of love and family ties throughout. The client wanted a demure design for such a large stone; I created a modest setting to let the diamond speak for itself, with a tapered band that would create the illusion of delicacy while still supporting the center stone. The tulip detail in the setting opens up the diamond to light, and the three diamonds on the bottom of the band represent herself, her husband and her son- a hidden detail only for the wearer.