Tag Archives: Jewelry

Inspired by a Celebrity

These two couples are popular celebrities in the Philippines.  I will not go through the story on how their “surprise” “mob” wedding came about (just google: Carmina and Zoren wedding), but I will tell you how I came about noticing the beautiful earrings the bride wore.

THE REQUEST

A client approached me in December and asked if I saw the wedding on tv.  I said I did not and she told me her sister, who lives in the US saw it.  She was getting married in December and wanted a similar pair of earrings to that of Carmina’s (the celebrity).

TIME FRAME

2 weeks.  I had about 2 weeks to make this pair.  That, plus 2 other weddings I was preparing for.  But I will never back out of a challenge.  Besides, new supplies and materials just arrived from the mail and they were just sooo perfect to recreate the piece.

DILEMMA

There were no close up photos of the earrings.  The closest I got was this photo:

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THE PROCESS

The inspiration piece looked like it had a large diamond stud from where a teardrop-shaped dangler hung and from this dangler, a couple of smaller teardrop-shaped danglers also hung.

The ClassicSparklers’ filigree technique was fully used on this piece.  All sterling silver where diamond Swarovski faceted bicones were scattered about for that added shine.  For that diamond stud, I used faceted Austrian crystals.  For the smaller danglers I used sterling silver bezel set cubic zircons.

THE FINAL PRODUCT

 

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If you want us to recreate an inspiration piece for you, leave us a message here or email us at joanne@classicsparklers.com

Eternity Will Soon Be Ours

Another kind of birthstone/stacking ring to look forward to at Classicsparklers 🙂

Would you like to be one of the first to have these?

Let us know at joanne@classicsparklers.com

ClassicSparklers’ Rings on Etsy

I have always been a traditional girl.

One ring on the ring finger.  Both ring fingers, not in the middle, and definitely in not all!

Fast forward to a decade — to the minimalist age, I’d say.  And this is what you’ll see on me:

Not at all tacky as I originally thought.  Its quite a bit more classy, timeless and edgy!  This fascination with stacking rings had me decide to finally bring them to the Classicsparklers brand.  Most of those I first posted on my online shop have been sold and here are the three available ones:

We accept custom pieces as well*.

Nevertheless, here is what my lovely client has reserved:

These rings take some time to make so if you prefer to have one customized, perhaps as a gift for that special someone for Christmas, or for yourself, it will be best to place the order now.  You can leave a message in etsy or at joanne@classicsparklers.com.

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* But as with all online shops, some place orders and then forget about them, leaving the pieces waiting for forever 😦  That’s a little disappointing fact we all have experienced because we lose potential sales and/or customers who would want that piece for herself.  We’ve all had our own share so I have made it a point to wait for a week (I’d appreciate it more if clients communicate to me that it will take them a while coz perhaps they’re on a trip or something, and in that case, I will hold the item longer than a week).

Rings!

Beautiful new rings that just arrived and are ready for the shop! Here are two I’d like to share:

This features faceted peridot briolette on hammered/textured band.  Peridot is the birthstone for August.

This one is sapphire quartz in a square form! Sapphire is the birthstone for September.

 

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Something For Me

Growing up in a Catholic family, its already in my blood to be religious.  How, you say? For as long as I remember, I used to wear a scapular every single day.  I only stopped wearing it in law school when the string tore in two.

So I guess this does not come as a surprise to create something with a religious theme around it.

My first product: a sterling silver necklace with a stainless steel medallion adorned with purple and Alexandrite Swarovski bicone crystals.

It turned out really okay cause after I wore it at several occasions (even to work) I suddenly received orders to make more.

Feedback was good, so I decided to come out with more — better and fancier — designs.  I’d like to keep it a secret for now but this is a sneak preview of what the “raw” material looks like:

How do you like it?

Contact me here or visit my shop here.

Instagramed!

Sorry for the lack of posts!

I have just discovered the beauty of instagram and have been posting photos like crazy over there!

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By the way, the first batch of rings have been sent to our partners in India.  I cannot wait to see how they will be executed because they always come out more beautiful than the original!

Thank you to all who placed their orders.  We will be announcing the second batch soon so stay tuned 🙂

The Ring

I mentioned before that we will be launching a new collection soon.

Here it is!

Beautiful and gorgeous rings made with semi-precious gemstones bezel set with the band and bezel made from sterling silver dipped in 24k solid gold.  The gemstones came out so beautifully and I’m liking how the color of the band turned out.  Most of the time silver dipped in gold usually turns out very yellowish gold.  Something I don’t quite feel like having.  But the color of this one turned out pretty pretty good.

Wear them on their own like this:

Or use several of them on your fingers like this:

Or stack them up one by one to create a whole new look!

All birthstone gemstones are available such as:

Email me at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com for orders

Or check out our size 6 pieces in our shop here.

Rings

As I’ve mentioned before, I am thinking of starting on working with rings.

That was the first and only ring I’ve made until a few weeks ago when a client requested a ring to match the set of Filigree set she was ordering.  I got excited, composed myself (which took about a week), then started to work on her ring.

The result:

As you can see, the band, without the pearl attached is quite pretty by itself!  Now, this I will definitely make one for me 🙂

Oh, did I mention that the client loved the Alexandrite ring that she ordered one for herself as well?  Here is hers:

I think that this band in filigree setting will also look good with semi precious gemstones 🙂

email me at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com

Something for Mom

 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and there’s nothing more to give the most wonderful woman in your life than show her your love, a great big kiss, a warm embrace, and a bouquet of her favorite flowers….

….and of course, jewelry she will love 🙂

South Sea shell pearl nest setting necklace

Three-strand freshwater pearl necklace detachable to form all these styles!

White jade and diamond cubic zircon ear studs

Birthstone locket to hold all those memories

Herkimer diamond quartz necklace with freshwater rice pearls

Large gold South Sea shell pearls with 14k gold discs

A set of South Sea shell pearls

“Like” us in Facebook for more info on these beauties or email me at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com

Circles

The request: versatile earrings with 4 gemstones.  Use the endless hoop earrings similar to the Bohemian Embellishment earrings.

The process:  I went through all the gemstone briolettes I had to present to the client.  Making this involved approximately 4 meetings with constant revisions mostly to check and verify which stone colors suited each other.

The materials:  The client finally decided on ruby, sapphire, opalite, and rose quartz.

The result:

All 14k rolled yellow gold.

Great value for your money considering that this piece can be used to suit any occasion ………  and most importantly any outfit!

email me at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com

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