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Sentimental Citrine Ring Redesign

Kristen Baird

"I love repurposing gemstones into new pieces that my clients will love and wear. After falling in love with and purchasing a ring from my collection and realizing that she had a GORGEOUS citrine that was given by her late husband (and that she wasn't wearing), my client decided to have me create her own "sentimental citrine" ring, bursting with warm 18K yellow gold hues and pops of sparkly diamonds. What a great choice and an excellent way to bring something so special a bit of new life!" - Kristen

Sentimental Citrine Ring Redesign by Kristen Baird®

 Starting with the design. A nicely balanced symmetrical band was the goal here. Add in a few pops of diamonds and mix in the 18K yellow tones and we have a winner!

Sentimental Citrine Commission Ring_Kristen Baird®

With all of my work, the perfection is in the details. When I get the raw castings in, they need 10-15 rounds of intense and intricate polishing. That is the beauty of handcrafted. I work with a 30x microscope so I see EVERYTHING and I don't stop until it is perfectly done. After lots of cleanup it was time for the setting. Diamonds first and then the star of the show, the citrine! 

I mean, wow! She's a beauty! Full of texture and a true statement piece. My client wanted BOLD, and that's what she got. 

 

Sentimental Citrine Ring Redesign_Commission by Kristen Baird®

Oh la la! This is a stunner! To go from a tiny pendant to a magnificent ring, this piece sure did undergo a transformation. My client teared up when she opened it. The joy on her face was contagious. That's the best part of my job...helping someone honor a person or a series of memories through my jewelry!   

 


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