I have been making the Family Horse Shoe rings for 5 years. There are quite a few out there & EVERY one has been a different experience. Different personalities, there different preferences, and of course different ideas! The whole journey started with a request from a client; we talked about the only family rings we all had known. The ones that our Grandma’s had worn, the ones in the Sears Catalog; don’t get me wrong – I LOVED my Grandma’s ring. As a kid, I loved to take her hands & go through each stone, naming each family member lovingly represented in that little stone. It was a piece of jewelry she wore every day; proud of each and every one of us.
Here are a few of my own birthstone creations:
I start second guessing myself before I set the stones. I double, triple check my notes, my email communication with the client & still tend to touch base with the client to make sure they’re the correct months & in the correct order.
Actually, the picture below that I use on a lot of advertising & blog posting; is the first Family Ring I ever did! A 2009 version, I never thought it would be such a hit!