The Perfect Engagement Ring for a Young Doctor

December 12th, 2013
Categorized under: Proposals and Engagements

Custom made rose gold vine pendant with a custom platinum and sapphire mounting, representing an upside down heart with a drying flower in the middle.

Custom made rose gold vine pendant with a custom platinum and sapphire mounting, representing an upside down heart with a drying flower in the middle.

What makes for the perfect engagement ring to a new medical school graduate bound for long hours, latex gloves, and exam rooms? Jasper H, a recent Green Lake client and creative product manager for leading online company, came upon just the solution: A pendant shaped to hold her engagement ring close, even when she couldn’t wear it. While he’d seen similar ideas to hold a ring around the neck, Jasper had a very clear vision for this piece’s look and use of materials and could find nothing like it – this was something that had to be custom made.

Initial sketches by Green Lake designer and jewelry, Amber Worley.

Initial sketches by Green Lake designer and jewelry, Amber Worley.

At Green Lake, Jasper worked from the other side of the country with Seattle jeweler and designer Amber Worley to bring the dream alive.  Amber understood that Jasper was looking not for a matching set, but rather a ring and pendant to stand on their own as separate pieces, and fit together as a happy coincidence. The pendant, in warm rose gold, was fashioned like a vine. The platinum mounting was designed with a petal-inspired setting for its sapphire, resembling a drying flower when placed into the pendent. On their own they are stunning, and together deeply meaningful.

What a cool surprise! Beautiful images courtesy of Jasper H – we wonder how they were presented!

What a cool surprise! Beautiful images courtesy of Jasper H – we wonder how these pieces were presented!

Thanks to Jasper for updating us at Green Lake that all went well with the proposal and that she loved it – congratulations to you both! To see more on how this piece was made and the people who made it, visit the client gallery here.