Custom Gold Cuff Links
We get to make lots of jewelry for some pretty amazing people. These particular cufflinks were made as gift for Les Moonves, the president of CBS, to recognize his work with a charity organization called Venice Family Clinic. A California-based non profit organization, The Venice Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care to people in need. Each March, the Clinic hosts its fundraising gala to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to help the Clinic meet the health needs of low-income individuals and families. This year, The Venice Family Clinic honored Mr. Moonves at the event with a token to show their gratitude for his philanthropy. That's where we came in!
Cuff Link Design and Materials
The Clinic contacted us with a rough idea about making cufflinks that included the CBS logo somewhere and a tight deadline of just a few days. Rather than a normal stamped image, we suggested that the entire cufflink be a three-dimensional relief of the logo to make a bold design. Though our cufflinks are typically made of 14K gold, these are iconic CBS eyes were crafted from a beautiful 18K solid gold at their request. We recommended stamping a message on the back as a reminder of the Venice Clinic's gratitude for Mr. Moonves' contributions. Those small messages associate a date and place with the jewelry; reminding the recipient of his contribution to a good cause.
Making 18K Cuff Links
The face of the cuff links is made up of 3 separate parts. Each component of the logo cufflinks were all hand-cut, shaped, welded, and soldered together. Combining polished and satin finishes work to create a nice contrast and depth to the cufflinks. These cuff links came out weighty, something you notice right away when you pick them up.
I really appreciate The Venice Family Clinic's faith and trust in my vision - the end results were beyond everyone's expectations, even my own. Getting to work on meaningful projects for amazing people and charities are constant reminders that I have the best job out there!
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Contemporary Solitaire Diamond Ring
John knew his fiance wanted something unique for an engagement ring. She had been showing him pictures of various styles of "twig branch" engagement rings, but hadn't fallen in love with any. She liked the organic shape but didn't want the bark texture. She wanted a contemporary setting, but with a lower profile, smooth transitions, and a 1 karat center diamond. After creating a rough sketch for her approval, we hand carved the ring in wax. With her final approval we cast the ring in 14K rose gold and set the GIA certified stone.
This one of a kind ring has a non-traditional open bezel. The lower profile setting means there are no prongs to snag on; a specific concern they both had for their active lifestyles. There are lots of amazing engagement and wedding rings out there, but this client chosen to mark the start of a new chapter in life with a one of a kind ring.
What started with a nature inspired twig ring concept and then simplified the details to meet our customers visions. The result is a non-traditional engagement ring shape and setting.
The open sides of the bezel let in plenty of light to highlight the brilliance of the stone.
John was thrilled with the process and result. "You completely blew away my expectations. From the process to the final result I couldn't have been happier. I was always confident that Metal Pressions could make me an incredible engagement ring, but the way they interacted and executed truly impressed me" - John B.
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Silver Name Charm Necklace
This is what the online jewelry design preview looked like. Modify this silver rectangle charm to make it your own.