Orchids

Orchids have come up a few times now. They’re a very distinct flower with all sorts of fun varieties like the one with a dangling naked man that oddly hasn’t been requested by a client for a ring design yet! When asked to include a flower I’m immediately spinning it around in my head to try to figure out the best way to fit it into the ring. Such three dimensional flowers offer opportunities and challenges. Orchids have a spray of five petals, a ‘mouth’ and a ‘beard’. Holding a stone in the mouth is a no brainer. In the pink sapphire ring shown I used the beard from two orchids to hold the central stone

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Orchid engagement rings have come up a few times now. They’re a very distinct flower with all sorts of fun varieties like the one with a dangling naked man that oddly hasn’t been requested by a client for a ring design yet! When asked to include a flower I’m immediately spinning it around in my head to try to figure out the best way to fit it into the ring. Such three dimensional flowers offer opportunities and challenges. Orchids have a spray of five petals, a ‘mouth’ and a ‘beard’. Holding a stone in the mouth is a no brainer. In the pink sapphire ring shown I used the beard from two orchids to hold the central stone

Photo 1 & 2: Pink sapphire and diamonds set in 9ct white and 9ct yellow gold

Photo 2 & 3: Purple sapphire and small diamonds set in platinum

Photo 4 & 5: Sapphire set in platinum