I had a lot of ideas of different pieces to create for Lila, but ultimately I settled on a ring. To me, a ring is the most personal anniversary gift that you can give. It’s something she’ll be able to wear and look at and enjoy. Earrings and necklaces are outward, fashion accessories, but rings are inner pieces—the wearer can always look at it. And that’s what I wanted with this piece.
One of my goals was to use all of the stones Mark sourced for the project. The result wound up being a large, statement ring. While a more delicate piece might be more of Lila’s everyday style, I wanted the ring to be a little over the top for her. A see the ring as a right-hand ring that she would wear on a night out or a special occasion. Something fun and flashy that would always remind her of their anniversary and the life they’ve created together.
Because she’s an active person, I kept the profile of the ring low and opted to use smooth and easy-to-wear bezel settings. I think the bezels also help give the ring a contemporary classic look. Normally I like to pair blue sapphires with platinum or white gold, but the pink sapphires made me opt for yellow gold, as the colors seemed to complement each other well. As a final touch, I created a decorative gallery featuring swirls and spirals that not only helped to support the base of the ring, but also added a surprise, decorative element that only Lila would know about.
Peter Indorf is the owner of Peter Indorf Designs in Melbourne, Florida.
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