826 views, 40 faves, 9 features – May 2013
18 Carat white gold, 30 grams
Green Tsavorite eyes (of garnet family)
Engraving inside band: “Leap of Faith”
Price: sell the Merc :-)
But this isn’t even the expensive one…
The owner of the studio where I work has an amazing daughter who designs, markets and sells high end jewelry.
She walks in one day with a MASSIVE bird ring on her finger… same size as this one above, but with the addition of a couple hundred tiny diamonds and sapphires. Absolutely stunning.
So I asks her what’s her friendly price (like Valentine’s day’s comin’ up soon…) and she says “Twenty” and I’m feeling great cause I happened to have a 20 Euro note on me which I whipped out and slapped on the table…
OK, the look she gave me said “ummm, it’s the twenty with the big K after it… duh-uh !”
Meanwhile, an artist at the studio doing her first big album fell in love with the ring and also made the mistake of asking how much…
But there was a solution. Make a duplicate ring, but without the stones.
Which came to pass and the finished ring was presented today, in the bar of Studio C, with pink Champagne and there were smiles all around and everyone lived happily eva afta :-))
But before handing it over, there needed to be pictures. I set up my studio flash and stuff and reeled off 20-some macro shots, one or two of which did it justice (I hope)… and another 10 or so with the ring on the creator’s finger.
But that’s NOT what this picture is.
It’s this shot…
combined with an old picture I found of daughter Melanie in her teens (shot on Fuji Reala print film !!)…
Just thought it looked kinda classy :-)
And btw… the inscription “Leap of Faith” was all about the recording artist, the amazing Rana… the Song Bird. Pouring her heart and soul into this album with such commitment, conviction and passion is indeed a leap of faith.
I thought that was a cool touch.
And I didn’t charge for the manicure.
Thanx for lookin’ !
OK, for anyone interested…
Or anyone who just wants to get blown a-farken-WAY…
Here’s the amazing original version in all its glory, top and underside.
7 carats sapphire, 2 carats diamond. Whew!!