Simon Wright’s Exquisite Yellow Beryl and Diamond Ring
It’s no secret that L is smitten with Simon Wright’s exquisite work, and I’m just as enamoured. A true artisan jeweller, Simon’s attention to detail is extraordinary and he draws on his considerable talent and skills to create pieces inspired by the most evocative eras of jewellery making.
Simon’s commitment to the traditional methods of jewellery design is complemented by his cutting edge contemporary practices.
This striking yellow beryl ring with two trillion cut diamonds is characteristic of Simon’s ability to recreate the richness of the bygone vintage Art Deco era with a subtle, contemporary edge. The effect is quite breathtaking.
Encased within a platinum setting and raised proud atop the shank by four distinctive claws, the severity of the cushion cut beryl stone is offset by the brilliance of two trillion cut diamonds glittering on either side (a trillion cut actually makes a diamond look larger).
The use of platinum for the setting and shank allows the beauty of the stunning pale yellow beryl to shine through. It’s not often diamonds take a back seat to anything, but in this case, the bold geometric cut and dazzling clarity and colour of the beryl make it the undeniable showstopper.
Simon’s immersion in his projects from conception to completion is what his clients find so comforting.
L and I have spent time with Simon in his buzzing Clerkenwell studio and we’ve seen first hand how his collaborative and consultative approach to the design process sets his clients at ease. It’s fascinating to see how he combines his traditional artisan skills with the vision and creativity of a contemporary designer, using cutting edge 3D CADCAM technology.
The combination is clearly a winner!