Redesign of an antique ring

My client had an antique ring from his grandmother he wanted to have redesigned so he could wear it.

He loved the ring, the size fitted his small finger, but it was too feminine for him.

After a lot of thought, I didn’t feel I could alter the ring, make it chunkier and keep it’s spirit at the same time.

So I created a platinum ring around it, which made the original ring more masculine when it was put inside the new ring.

Yet it kept the little ring just as perfect as it had always been.

One of my favorite projects as it was a great challenge.

Remembering my clients’ face when he put it on still makes me smile today.