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 placement there (back in 2004). I made a dome shaped bezel setting for the diamond, so it has a curved and soft feel to mimic the curved profile of the surface of the ring.
I am so pleased with how this ring has turned out – I expect there shall be more, and they would be just perfect as stacking rings. I wonder which gemstone is in store for my June project - which will mark the half way point of this project!
The finished 9ct yellow gold and rose cut diamond ring
Showing the gold diamond ring being worn