Gemstones can be set in various ways. I tend to use round, oval and pear shaped gemstones as I find that they lend themselves to the organic flowing lines of my designs, but occasionally I use other shapes. Whether they are set into the curls of the tendrils or a rub-over or claw setting, they can be used to enhance a design with their size, quality and colour or be used to represent something. For instance, birthstones can be chosen to represent your birthday or family members birthdays.
If you have your own gemstones these can be considered for inclusion for sentimental or environmental reasons. Please get in contact to discuss things further.
I often incorporate gemstones into my designs using stones which are sourced from reputable merchants who guarantee that their gemstones are conflict free.
There are various options to consider when choosing a stone. The majority of stone set pieces I create incorporate either diamonds, sapphires (available in a wide range of colours, not just blue!) and rubies because of their hardness and ability to withstand everyday wear. This makes them particularly suited for rings designs, especially wedding and engagement rings or others that are intended to be worn everyday for a long time (further details below). There are a range of possibilities including type, shape, size, colour and quality of gemstone.