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The envelope project in May

For May, I was so delighted to select a little 0.03ct rose cut diamond, which I have been so looking forward to making a piece with. A rose cut is an unusual cut of stone, popular in Victorian times, and this particular diamond is a vintage one (I’m not sure how old) but it is rather wonderful to think it has already had a life in another piece of jewellery before. I decided to keep this one wonderfully simple, and created a 9ct yellow gold ring. This started as a square profile, but I altered it so the top has a subtle rounding, and then textured it with my treasured ball hammer I bought in South Korea on my university...

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