One of the elements we really love here at Nicholas Wylde is creating unique bespoke items for clients infused with their individual stories and invested with both creativity and love.
Such an item was recently commissioned by Rosemary Swanborough – a ring originally intended as a tribute to her beloved Mother who passed away in April this year but eventually becoming a tribute to Rosemary’s whole family, with each member being represented by their birthstone.
We created a multi gemstone seven stone flower ring consisting of a central diamond and surrounded by colourful gemstones, all in 18ct rose gold rubover settings and mounted on a 18ct rose gold shank, after lengthy talks between Rosemary and India, one of our highly-skilled jewellery designers.
Rosemary takes up the story from there:
“I went to Nicholas Wylde with my mind full of a collection of coloured birthstones, none of which went together; in the hope someone could make sense of my sentiment. I was introduced to the lovely Jewellery Designer India Mee, who put me at ease with a cup of tea and said “I like lots of colours” and retrieved her crayons from the drawer to start designing.
She asked me who was being represented and their birthstones and we made a list: citrine for my Mum, aquamarine for my Dad and ruby for my son.
India made some alternative suggestions for other members of my family, we chose a deep green garnet known as a uvarovite for my sister and a purple sapphire instead of the traditional blue for my daughter. My Husband’s birthstone was pearl – not really becoming of him – so I chose a black diamond as he has bought me black diamond earrings and a black diamond ring (from Nicholas Wylde) in the past which would complement the shining white diamond representing myself.
We had the colours – but what about a design? I do not have an artistic streak within me but once again India came to the rescue. She brought out rings for me to try on to see what kind of design I would like. We chose a very simple flower design in yellow gold with me in the centre and my family being represented by the surrounding coloured petals. Finally we had the design. A few weeks later I went to pick up my ring – I gasped as to how pretty it was, just perfect.
It’s a shame neither of my parents are alive to see it but I will treasure it always and will pass my ring down to my family along with its story so we can all be remembered together in this unique and exquisite piece of jewellery. My heartfelt thanks to India and Nicholas Wylde for creating this.”
That’s the ‘Wylde Effect’ at work, designing beautiful items of jewellery destined to be cherished forever.