Lucky Lindsay inherited her grandmother's engagement and wedding rings. They had some spectacular stones in them, but set in a big chunky setting that swamped Lindsay's fine fingers:
We redesigned the rings to keep some of the visual elements of the originals, but in an antique-style setting that's delicate, but robust enough to wear every day. After:
Congratulations on your engagement, Lindsay and Andrew! (Nicest couple. Ever.)
I just can't get enough of a good before-and-after. Whether it's house renos, the never-ending painted op-shop chairs on Design*Sponge, or one of those terrible cosmetic surgery reality shows (secret vice), sometimes you really need to see the before to really appreciate the after!
Redesigning old jewellery is ecologically sound, and a beautiful way to give new life to your sentimental pieces. I like to think about the history of the jewel- all the love that's gone into it before you. I'm not terribly into birthstones, or anything about 'energy' or 'healing power'... but I can't help but think that, in this case, 'pre-loved' is not such a bad thing.