This project was full of sentiment, which made it a favorite of mine - I love giving new life to heirloom stones. My client wanted to incorporate her mother’s moonstones into a new piece that she could wear often. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that one of the moonstones had a crack on it’s underside. After careful extraction from the original setting, I chose to set the stones in a slight bezel with petal details (to hide the damage from the moonstone’s age), and added prongs to hold the stone in securely. My client’s flexibility, grace and patience made this one of my favorite custom projects; the freedom to turn a potential disaster into something beautiful was incredibly rewarding.