Ring to Pendant Necklace
A former wedding ring containing an antique cushion cut diamond was the ideal candidate for a makeover, after it had gone unworn for nearly a decade! The lively antique style cut of this diamond gave it optimal brilliance, even if the diamond was not pure white and contained natural “body color”, due to it’s lower color grade. This is a characteristic of many diamonds from the antique period of the 1920’s. A pendant for every day wear was decided and the client preferred a modern style. After discussing several options, keeping the diamond in a clean “bezel set” style and in a yellow gold setting, to compliment the diamond’s warm body color, was confirmed. Examples were shown for “inspiration” and a CADD computerized design was created, with a decorative “gallery back”. A solid white gold cable chain was supplied, as a “contrast” to the new yellow gold bezel, making the item “two-tone” so that either gold color earrings could be worn with the new pendant. The chain was also made adjustable to 2 different lengths. The end result was a stunning new necklace, to be worn every day, and renewed enjoyment of a beloved diamond!