In this series leading up to the launch of FERTILE ASCENSION, my first gold and diamond collection, I will be discussing the initial 5-piece collection in detail, from how it was designed, to how it was made.
Next up is The Promise Ring. Whether it is used to symbolize a promise between two souls or a promise to yourself, this ring is perfect for the everyday wearer or for an alternative engagement ring.
The Promise Ring with a 0.70 tcw DeBeers Code of Origin diamond. Photo by Alain Simic.My vision was for earthworm to wrap around the finger, in an infinite loop, without seeing the end or the beginning. To figure this out, I sketched this ring so many times that I almost got lost on a labyrinth of drawings.
Some of the sketches of The Promise Ring.
I created several prototypes, in both metal and wax, just to get an idea on how to make it and how it will work. Organic pieces can be quite challenging when you want to 3D model.
Images of the prototypes I created for the ring.
The final sketch was brought up to life on CAD by a Andrea Rosales-Barcarcel. After several revisions, the ring was here.
Rendering of the ring
The .70 tcw Pear Shape DeBeers Code of Origin Diamond is truly spectacular, and I wanted to make sure it looked like a 1 carat diamond through the setting.
Photo of the sparkly gem.
The setting and polishing was finalized in the Diamond District in NYC, with final texture and engraving done by me in my home studio.
Image of the final ring. Photo taken by me.
This piece took about 6 months to make, from sketches to final piece.