These diamond earrings have been in my jewelry box for a few years now. I did enjoy wearing them, for a long time. My style has changed. I haven’t worn them in ages. The diamonds are nice and sparkly; it’s a shame to have them sit unused. It’s time for them to see the light of day!
I want to use the diamonds to make something else that I will want to wear. There are 14 round diamonds. This gives me a good number to work with. All I need to do is figure out what kind of a custom jewelry piece I want to make with them. And, since I’m here at Plante Jewelers, I have a lot of inspiration!
I wear earrings every day. Seven diamonds per ear could make a pair of diamond cluster earrings. I like a leverback earring, and the clusters could sit just below my earlobes. Hmmm. White gold would change the look, but yellow gold is nice too. Would I want the clusters to be bezel-set and have a clean, simple look, or would I go for more vintage-style earring details? Multiple diamonds combine well with decorative features like a milgrain border, or filigree details, to give an antique look.
The diamonds could be arranged as haloes around two colored gemstones for a contemporary-style pair of studs, or dangle-style earrings. I don’t happen to have any colored gemstones of my own, but I know where I can get some!
Then again, 14 diamonds. A ring comes to mind. But I already have a diamond anniversary band, so that‘s out. Maybe a halo of 14 diamonds around a center gemstone? Would the center be a diamond, or a colored gem like a beautiful pink spinel or a gorgeous blue sapphire? Do I really want a halo, or would an asymmetrical design be more interesting?
I could also create a diamond bracelet. I think I’d like a link-style bracelet, rather than a cuff or bangle. The diamonds could be set into bezel settings, with interesting links in between. That’s a pretty look. Rose gold would be even prettier. I know there are many options, from having my diamonds set into a mounting from a manufacturer, to having a fully custom-made bracelet.
Once I start to come up with redesign ideas, it can be overwhelming! And I haven’t even considered a custom pendant, or a diamonds-by-the-yard necklace!
I’m going to give this some thought. I will keep you posted as to what happens next. In the meantime, do you have any suggestions for me? What should I do with these 14 diamonds?
Plante Jewelers is a family-owned Jewelry store located in Swansea, Massachusetts. It is owned by Pierre and Nancy Plante.
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