When Steve and I were engaged, my grandmother gave me her gorgeous diamond engagement ring. The ring was given to her by my grandfather, also named Steve, in the 50s. In many ways my Steve reminds my family and me of my grandfather, so although he passed on and they never met, I like to think they share some sort of bond. Suffice it to say, this is a very special diamond to me.
Steve and I decided to have the diamond reset in a unique setting that echoed its vintage past and our personalities. When we met with Cynthia, I felt that she understood me and my vision for the ring. Besides which, she is so incredibly warm, kind, and quick to laugh that I knew we had our jeweler match! I had no idea of the amount of detail that goes into creating a custom piece and the entire design process was definitely the most fun thing about planning my wedding. If I had millions, I would have Cynthia make me things all the time!
The final piece is without a doubt a work of art. The balance and proportions suit my hand and my diamond beautifully. The leaves are intricate and make the rose gold really light up. The prongs are part of the vintagey element–very art deco–they remind me of the Chrysler building. People literally gasp when they look at my ring! And they all have to examine it up close, too; there’s something about the detail and the unusual setting that makes you want to see it again and again. I must admit I gaze at it when no one’s looking.
My grandmother and grandfather showed up in my dream the other night, and when I showed them my ring my grandfather got out his enormous magnifying glass to get a better look! I kid you not! I can’t wait to show it to my grandmother in person.
I can’t recommend Cynthia enough for all things jewelry. She has impeccable taste,her
workmanship is flawless, and she is a joy to work with. Cynthia, thank you thank you thank you!