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All Things Mettle

Ring Re-Design // For Shannon

Ring Re-Design // For Shannon

Ring Re-Design // For Shannon

What's even better than a wedding set re-design?     ! 2 !

After re-designing Monti's wedding set, her sister brought her's to me as well! If you want to see what we did with Monti's rings, you can see the story here.

Let me tell you about her sister, Shannon. She wanted to keep the ring as in tact as possible by not recasting the gold. The most common ring remakes involve recasting your gold, but they have to add in fresh gold a lot of the time and the design is often very different.

wedding ring redesign

Shannon knew what she wanted: taper the back, and set the diamonds from the band on either side of her center stone in a cluster of 3.

Here's the ring after I soldered the brand new stone mountings onto her original wide band.

wip engagement ring redesign

Then I had to go in with my jeweler's saw and cut the wide band down.

wip engagement ring redesignwip engagement ring redesign

You can see the blue Sharpie marks I made to plan out what to take and what to leave.

I really love how transformed this ring came out, even though we kept so much of the original in tact!

mettle by abby ring redesign

The best part, however, is when the ring goes back to it's home.

Monti, thank you for sharing my work with your sister, and Shannon, thank you so much for the honor of re-designing your wedding set!

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Sapphire Leaf Ring

Sapphire Leaf Ring

Sapphire Leaves Ring

Greg and Marie brought me a green sapphire ring in a traditional 3 stone setting. Marie never wore it because it was "missing something." You know the feeling.

They had seen a ring I had recently made for a friend...

sapphire leaves ring

...and they wanted a two tone version for their stone. 

The results have me green with sapphire envy!

Sapphire Leaves RingSapphire Leaves Ring

Thank you, Greg and Marie! It was an honor to set your beautiful green sapphire and to add another custom Mettle by Abby piece to your growing collection!

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Wedding Set Ring Re-Make

Wedding Set Ring Re-Make

Life can have really good timing, can't it? When Monti brought me her wedding set to see about having it re-made, the prongs on her diamond were so worn down, that it was definitely the perfect time to breathe new life into hew wedding set!

wedding ring before

Monti drew inspiration from my two tone wedding set:

abby meadows wedding rings

As well as from my Star Dust line of jewelry:

mettle by abby star dust

What we came up with was THIS!

Wedding rings remake redesign before and after

Monti ring remake redesign

Monti Engagement Ring Remake

Thank you, Monti! It was an honor to do this for you!

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I Made My (Future) Husband's Wedding Band - Here's a Look at my First 22K Yellow Gold Piece

I Made My (Future) Husband's Wedding Band - Here's a Look at my First 22K Yellow Gold Piece

It's kind of crazy how rough and "ugly" a piece can look when it's in the process of being made and how quickly it can come together. So much of what we do literally when making jewelry is beautifully metaphorical about our lives.

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