This little baba popped out the shop before I could photograph it on a hand! And it looked so gorgeous on: the metal was designed to look as though it had been fluidly peeled back to reveal the stunning forevermark diamond I was set to design for, leaving the rest of the metal to rest elegantly across the other finger. But you can’t see that now. It’s gone. (Take stock photos kids!)
As I excitedly brought my friends and parents into Theo Fennell’s South Kensington store to “see the ring”, we stood a little dumbfounded looking at an empty concrete box I’d designed along with a blurb about said missing ring. “It sold to a lady in Mexico who wanted it immediately.” Theo explained. Ah. Fantastic on the one hand but slightly anticlimactic on the other. Nonetheless, what an amazing project to do and an opportunity to work with a great designer and his fantastically skilled workshop team- those guys are metal miracle makers I tell ya.