We created this 14K white gold and blue topaz engagement ring for Raleigh and Jennifer using the Dahlia flower as the design basis.
Raleigh was wonderful to work with because he was attentive to detail when specifying his design vision, but he was also flexible when it came to the creation process. He requested that he ideally wanted to use the Cameo variety as the design foundation, but he left everything else open to Takayas’s interpretation.
Because of all of the layers of flower petals in the Dahlia flower, the initial design started to become very bulky due to the sheer quantity of metal required to create the petals.
So instead, Takayas refined the design using a silhouette cut-out shape for the petals in order to capture the depth and details of a real Dahlia without having all of the heaviness of solid metal petals.
Many congratulations to the newly engaged couple, and thank you for letting us share your story!