Jenny contacted us at the beginning of April:
I'd like to commission a diamond cross pendant, using diamonds from an eternity ring I currently own. Currently it's a 3.45 ct eternity ring, comprised of 17 diamonds, but I think using approx. 11 diamonds would give me the desired cross size.
We had made crosses before using 0.10 – 0.12 ct Brian Gavin Signature melee so we emailed her the pictures to make sure we were on the same page. She loved what she saw but requested that the bail at the back be completely flat so that the pendant would sit flat. We un mounted the diamonds from the eternity band, each one weighed approx 0.20 ct, and calculated the scrap value of the setting which we applied as a credit to her total. We created the CAD, emailed the renderings and 3D file to her for approval. We then cast it in 18K white gold and set the 11 diamonds. We used the remaining 6 diamonds to create a beautiful DBTY chain. Each stone was carefully bezeled and then spaced at varying intervals with the last 2 stopping right at the neckline.
Lesley, The finished piece is perfection! The gallery supporting the cross is so unique and pretty, the prongs secure the diamonds without overwhelming them, the bezels delicately frame the diamonds, I could go on and on. Overall, the necklace is more than I could have expected. If you notice in the neck shots, you can barely tell that the bezels are spaced at varying lengths, yet somehow, the different spacing adds a little more dimension to the necklace. Thank you BGD, for your amazing customer service and unbelievable workmanship. You guys are truly exceptional! Jen