Sapphire Sweetheart

Kristen Baird

I love working on projects for friends that I've known for years. This project was for a very special friend that was celebrating his and his wife’s 25th wedding anniversary. I've known him since I graduated from college, and with their military life, oh, they have traveled near and far. Fortunately, they are back in Savannah and just in time for this milestone anniversary. Read on to see how this Sapphire Sweetheart Ring took shape in the most beautiful of ways.

Sapphire Sweetheart - Design and Fabrication by Kristen Baird

Forming the Ring

For this piece we wanted to do a two-tone white and yellow gold ring, incorporating a sapphire birthstone along with three diamonds accenting each side. We chose to do a white gold band with a really minimal wave for a clean and elegant look. Around the sapphire and the diamonds, we decided to add 18 karat yellow gold accents for a rich and buttery color pop. Once the middle and accent bezels were added, the ring began to take form.

Sapphire Sweetheart - Setting by Kristen Baird

It’s all in the details

Once the ring was fully fabricated and put together in its two-toned glory, it was time to start the cleaning and polishing process and start the stone-setting process. Meticulous attention was taken to open up each of the tiny settings to perfectly fit the diamonds, giving the ring the ultimate, but also “just-the-right” amount of sparkle. Once the side stones were set, it was time to start on the center stone - the beautiful oval, in a brilliant cornflower blue-colored sapphire.

Sapphire Sweetheart - Cleanup and Polish by Kristen Baird

It’s a showstopper

The final cleaning really brought this Sapphire Sweetheart to life. Lots and lots of texturing, detailing and intricate hand-polishing took this ring from average to excellent. It’s a true showstopper!

Sapphire Sweetheart - Final by Kristen Baird

The perfect fit

Like a bride in her wedding dress, the anniversary ring has to be just as beautiful as it is  comfortable. I was so excited when my friend reported back that his wife loved the ring and the sentiment as well. She mentioned how sparkly, yet elegant this Kristen Baird® piece is with its signature clean and polished details. She loves how comfortable it is and wears it all the time! Take a look at the picture he sent of the Sapphire Sweetheart ring being worn. This makes me so happy!

"Big hit—thx so much!!" - RS

Do you have a milestone anniversary or a big celebratory event coming up? Let me help you create something new and fabulous for you or your recipient. Be sure to reach out and contact us for more information. We are here to help!

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