Clients bringing heirloom pieces for renewal always tell the story behind the piece. We talk about possibilities for design and then we settle in to talk about the former owners…mother, grandmother, aunt, father, best friend… We talk about who they were in the scope of your life and in doing so, we honor that person. That love is folded into the new piece we make.
One of my clients, Cadey, wrote such an articulate essay about her grandmother that I was moved to tears. We very recently redesigned Grandma Caddy’s diamond ring into a pendant for Cadey and we have saved the setting for future work. With her permission, I share the story to celebrate love and its bonds through time and space.