Friday, February 25, 2011

Micro rose cuts


I love diamonds. And not just because they are sparkly. I love them because they are hard and easy to work with. Plus they are sparkly. And I've been a magpie since I was a child. Seriously. My mom used to buy me big chunks of semi-tumbled rose and crystal quartz when I was weeny and I loooooooved them.

Anyhoo. I found these micro natural color rose cut diamonds and I just HAD to use them in something. So instead of making three matching bands (I had two of these already finished and was just planning on making the 3rd exactly the same) I ended up setting these new stones in instead of the white diamonds. I like it!

I think I'm going to use them in something for a necklace for my wedding (which is coming up in December....never too early to plan. Plus it is such a great opportunity to make something extravagant that I would never feel permitted to make/wear at any other times. Ridiculous, I know. I also found a dress...well sort of, I'm having it made in Cambodia. Hand loomed silk! Supporting a small business owner! A woman business owner! Sweet!).

Um...yes, back to the the necklace. I'm thinking 18kt yellow (of course), with a ton of these cognac/champagny/silver gray natural diamonds (maybe with some white traditional ones in there for good measure), in a gathered swoop sort of, and then two "medallions" of 18kt lacy filigree on either side? Too much? It won't be huge. I suppose I should figure out the wedding rings before I start on the necklace....

3 comments:

Evie said...

Rose cut natural diamonds are my latest obsession!

Lou Lou Belle said...

it's never too early to start planning and I think the necklace sounds like a FANTASTIC undertaking, it sounds so inspired and just as you've been inspired to come up with something fantastic to adorn your neck, you'll find an inspiration for the rings too. :) I can't wait to see how they all evolve...

Bean Collins said...

@Lou Lou Belle Still nothing on the wedding ring front. I'm having the worst time deciding. I just can't make up my mind. I have this new wax I've been working on, with a lotus theme, but I'm afraid to have it cast since I'm terrified that it will look like a$$ in metal. It's pretty different from my other designs, hence the higher level of terror. (i.e. What if I can't make new things look good???) Argh. I should just go for it.