An antique diamond, with a 1920s certificate and a beautiful velvet box provided an excellent starting point for this gorgeous ring. The diamond had been remounted in this hefty manufactured ring that did not suit my client (or her beautiful stone). As it happens so frequently, she wanted something new and timeless, simple and original, plain with subtle romantic details, a diamond ring that is at once beautiful and modest. Ah yes, the perfect ring. Luckily, I could oblige. Since she will have just the one ring, no additional band, we made it wide and smooth like a traditional wedding band. Avoiding hard lines, I carved it as one piece, creating a smooth transition from the shank into the setting. The basket is scalloped to echo the curves of the ring and to again avoid hard, machined looking edges. The six prongs make for a secure setting and timeless appeal. The old mounting was melted, freshly alloyed, and cast into this new ring. What seems simple at first glance is anything but, each small decision was made with purpose to create her perfect ring.