The Architectural Challenge
I call this one the architectural challenge. The lady was an architect and her boyfriend was looking for something that would reflect her architectural style. In reality the biggest challenge was finding the centre stone.
Working off photographs of the lady and specific colour suggestions from the gentleman, we agreed on either a turquoise or an auburn colour stone. Neither of these colours are frequently seen in gemstones hard enough to suit an engagement ring, but with luck we found this gorgeous auburn sapphire. In the process we sourced several options and created painted paper cut outs of each gemstone to try in the design, before choosing our favourites to view.