Gem School 03: Unique Diamonds

One of the favourite aspects of my work is sourcing unique diamonds to use in my jewellery. Whilst I have many strong relationships with various local diamond merchants, they tend to stock what the market demands, and this is the standard shapes and cuts.

Visiting international gem fairs and travelling broadly opened up a huge new array of merchants who offer unique and unusual diamond cuts. Many of these special stones I source directly for commissions, such as the two bespoke rhombus diamond Elevate rings I created for clients.

As my work is heavily influenced by geometry, I find myself drawn to cuts such as rhombus, kite and hexagonal shapes. For those with a desire for ethical provenance, my Modified Hexagonal Elevate ring in white gold is set with an ethical diamond I sourced direct from a Canadian mine.

This year I was also lucky to source a truly unique modified hexagonal salt & pepper diamond, which I turned into a three stone design. This stone really highlights the unique beauty of these kinds of heavily included diamonds which are only recently being appreciated and utilised in fine jewellery. I loved pairing it with crisp white diamonds for contrast.

Head over to Gem School to read more about the world of white, black and coloured diamonds which continue to inspire my work.

One of the favourite aspects of my work is sourcing unique diamonds to use in my jewellery. Whilst I have many strong relationships with various local diamond merchants, they tend to stock what the market demands, and this is the standard shapes and cuts.

Visiting international gem fairs and travelling broadly opened up a huge new array of merchants who offer unique and unusual diamond cuts. Many of these special stones I source directly for commissions, such as the two bespoke rhombus diamond Elevate rings I created for clients.

As my work is heavily influenced by geometry, I find myself drawn to cuts such as rhombus, kite and hexagonal shapes. For those with a desire for ethical provenance, my Modified Hexagonal Elevate ring in white gold is set with an ethical diamond I sourced direct from a Canadian mine.

This year I was also lucky to source a truly unique modified hexagonal salt & pepper diamond, which I turned into a three stone design. This stone really highlights the unique beauty of these kinds of heavily included diamonds which are only recently being appreciated and utilised in fine jewellery. I loved pairing it with crisp white diamonds for contrast.

Head over to Gem School to read more about the world of white, black and coloured diamonds which continue to inspire my work.