Joanie approached us at our stall at Bowerbird Design Markets at the Wayville Showgrounds in May 2018. She fished out the ring out the bottom of her purse (the horror of the damage it would be receiving from the money!).
Joanie received this ring over 40 years ago from her best friend; the garnet was missing, it had already had a repair which was wearing thin but the delicate detail remained on the shoulders.
Meeting Joanie and Viv (who gave her the ring) at our studio we decided on a new stone – an autumnal yellow untreated Ceylon Sapphire from Langford Gems. The delicate shoulders removed from the original and mounted on a sturdy sterling silver ring blank with a bezel setting has given the ring an honest refashioning but true to the original.
This ring is a bespoke piece and is a one off; a design that is unique to you can be commissioned and handmade in South Australia.
Designed and handmade by Kerie Tonkin in the Adelaide Hills.
bowerbird.net.au for Link to Bowerbird Design Markets.
langfordgems.com.au for Langford Gems.
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