Susan discovered our work when friends of hers re-envisioned their wedding rings. She had a collection of sapphire and diamond jewelry that she had inherited from her grandmother, and wanted to re-work these pieces into something that would reflect her contemporary and casual style, that she could wear often and enjoy. She envisioned a bracelet as something she would wear frequently, so we sat down to design with her.
We proposed a stack of three bangles to allow for a trio of pieces to feature the many gemstones. Mixed metals would give us a cool-tone metal (stainless) next to the sapphires, as was Susan’s preference, but also allowed us to work the warmth of 22k recycled gold in. We’re always careful in vintage recycling work not to ask a single piece of jewelry to ‘do’ too much – hold to many gemstones, bring in too many design elements – so stacks, whether rings or bangles, are a nice compromise.