Lovely sketch of a pair of lapis lazuli and diamond cuff links by Joana Miranda
Today’s design is one I did for one of my most faithful and supportive clients. Glenda is a colleague and friend at the Milwaukee Symphony. She was also one of the first people to commission me to make something for her when I was just starting out in business. She has been a faithful repeat customer, so when she approached me with a cuff link project for her husband’s birthday, I was more than happy to be involved.
Glenda and Gary (both terrific musicians) own and run Greenhoe Trombones, a premier manufacturer of trombones and trombone components. To celebrate Gary’s birthday, Glenda wanted me to design 14K yellow gold cuff links around their company’s logo. The elegant double-G logo is perfect just as it is, so I came up with the following rough CAD rendering to convey my idea for the cuff link tops:
Upon discussion of the type of cuff link backs, overall sizing and receiving Glenda’s approval, the final CAD was reached:
The finished cuff links came out beautifully! And, for my reader’s benefit, I tried to photograph them in exactly the same position as the CAD rendering:
The cuff links are high polished with a recessed bead-blasted finish…
golden treasures for a golden couple!
This holiday season saw a flurry of activity in my shop. Somewhere in there, I found the time to create this cuff link and stud set for my husband. The tarnish-resistant Argentium Sterling Silver has been given a brushed finish; bezel-set Moissanites in the studs contrast dramatically with the black pearls in the cuff links. I’m looking forward to expanding this line into post and drop earrings!
This design is a spin-off on a pair of cuff links from my Convergence Line of jewelry. I’ve substituted colored resin for the hematite and I think it is equally as effective. Look for these to be emerging from my shop very soon!
I recently made these cuff links for a client who wanted to present them to her husband on his birthday. Adapted from my Riverstone Cluster Posts design, these cuff links are hand-fabricated in tarnish-resistant Argentium Sterling Silver and have toggle backs for ease of wear. The cuff links have been given a high polish finish. Design credit actually does go to my client’s husband. He bought a pair of Riverstone Earrings for my client for her birthday last June, then liked them so much that he mentioned to her that he’d love to have a pair of cuff links made with the same design. Thank you and Happy Birthday, Dan!
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