“It’s more than what I expected, more than what I dreamed of.” ~Melinda
This is my ‘why’. It fills me up, and it’s why I love what I do. As an artist, using my unique design perspective and my craft to help my clients heal and honor their loved ones, fulfills my soul. The bespoke jewelry I design goes beyond just frivolous adornment, it creates beautiful memories and celebrations of a life well-lived. Melinda’s custom designed ring was no exception.
Melinda and her mom were exceptionally close, especially after her dad’s premature passing. When her mom grew ill, Melinda naturally became her caretaker. After she passed away, Melinda knew she wanted something special, designed just for her, to honor and remember her mom.
Years ago, Melinda’s dad gave her mom a scarab bracelet-watch and bracelet, which at the time was very fashionable and popular. Melinda recalled that her mom wore one or the other every day, as a reminder of the love she and her husband shared. They were the epitome of her mom, so it made sense to use the scarabs for the redesign, “I wanted something I could have forever, that would remind me of her.” The scarabs couldn’t have been a more perfect reminder.
After approving the sketches and selecting the final design, Melinda opted to use the green, pink and black scarabs from the watch. A redesign is about more than resetting and reusing inherited stones.
This piece had to honor the close, symbiotic relationship Melinda and her mom shared. To do this, I made the ring with gold and silver to wrap around and hug the stones, as if a hug from her Mom and to create an elegant flowing design. Melinda’s style is very simple. She’s not at all flashy, so I kept to simple graceful lines. I integrated the stones with the band, into a fluid, organic design that Melinda can cherish and wear as a beautiful reminder of her mom, forever.
“Sarah was very easy to work with. She listened to exactly what I wanted and I had no hesitation about working with her. Sarah knew my mom so that part of the relationship made it even more special.”
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