Amazing Sapphires in Art Deco Jewellery
The sapphire gemstone has long been associated with vintage designs, so I have a huge soft spot for it! You can imagine my excitement when I saw Beth Gilmore’s dazzling sapphire in her Art Deco engagement ring design.
Beth’s design process is very much inspired by her chosen gemstone, which appeals to me massively.
Whereas F often focuses upon the shape and form of the ring itself, I always find myself being lured in by sparkling centre stones. Beth’s design certainly does that; I adore her combination of diamond accents with the amazing centre sapphire.
In particular I think it is the cut of the stones which gives this ring such an authentically vintage feel. Beth told us how her metal choice is inspired by her stones and I can see that the shining silver is a direct reflection of the brilliance of the gems. They definitely complement one another beautifully!
Beth is able to capture the beauty of the past without losing the attractiveness of contemporary design.
Surprisingly, Beth works with a lot of modern jewellery techniques to achieve her vintage look. I love that she has been able to find the perfect balance between old and new in this Art Deco engagement ring. I’m definitely swinging more towards a beautiful sapphire gemstone for my engagement ring and now I know who to go to if I choose one!