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Lost Gemstone: a Reminder of Loss & Love

A Preventable Disaster


When I got engaged, many moons ago, I chose my gold ring with a centre sapphire and absolutely loved it at the time. It had so much obvious significance and was the first ring I had ever had that had any value.I cherished it.Then some years later I lost the sapphire and have never worn it again.I was devastated at the time and spent many hours searching the house and garden. An engagement ring is such an important symbol of love, your future together and the promises you will make with the one you love.Losing that stone meant I could no longer wear my special ring and it was placed in my jewellery box where it spent the next 23 years never being worn



A gold ring with centre gemstone missing
Missing Gemstone

Oh The Irony

My sadness abated but I never forgot the ring and it’s significance. I didn’t know at that time, the importance of having the claws checked by a professional Jeweller every year and I had no clue as to how to keep it clean. I also didn’t know anyone that had the skills to replace the stone and make it wearable for me.


How ironic that I ended up changing my career and becoming that person who could finally resolve this dilemma. Another irony is that, although I could now sort it, I haven’t! I’m much too busy repairing other peoples jewellery and creating new jewellery that the ring is still sitting there at the bottom of the jewellery box, discarded and alone.

A New Beginning


Writing this blog has given me the incentive to bring that ring out into the open and I’m now going to melt it down and create a whole new contemporary design with the original diamonds and a brand new centre stone.would you like to see what happens next and see the results for yourself?I will let you know when it’s all finished.

How Can You Benefit?

If you have a gemstone missing, or you have a special piece of jewellery that is broken or out of date or needing some attention, consider whether you want to create something new out of the old for you!!if you want to find out more have a chat with me or your local Jewellery Designer and find out what’s possible. I would love to hear your storiesabout lost gemstones or broken jewellery. Get in touch in the way that suits you



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