Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) December 30, 2009 -- An interview with an Atlanta customer jewelry icon Jamie Kresl: When does original design add something special?
When does original design add something special? Here are some of Jamie's favorite Atlanta custom jewelry designer stories:
Family Heirloom Split Five Ways
A father of three came into the shop with several pieces of old, damaged jewelry that had been in the family for generations. His wife was about to deliver their fourth child, and he wanted to surprise her with a "new heirloom" -- one especially for their family.
He and Jamie consulted and decided to create a bracelet made up of five distinct links. Each child's initials were engraved on the back of one of the links. The mother gets the joy of wearing the bracelet now, and the children will remember that bracelet as easily as they remember her perfume.
Many years from now, when the time comes to divide the estate among the children, each child will inherit the link selected for them by their father.
Mom's Favorite Two sisters in their late 20's lost their mother after a long illness. The mom had a sapphire and diamond ring that she wore every day, and to the "girls", it was her most prized earthly possession. They struggled over a way to keep the ring but share it. They consulted with Jamie and a solution was born.
He would remove the stones from the original setting and cut the large sapphire in half. Then he would design a new ring using half the diamonds and one half of the sapphire -- and make two of them; one for each sister. Now each sister has a piece of their mother's favorite ring, in a form that can be passed on to the third generation.
Three Generations A woman inherited two pieces of jewelry from her mother -- an opal and diamond ring that had belonged to the mother plus a second opal and diamond ring that had belonged to her grandmother. The stones wouldn't go together easily in a ring, but in working with Jamie, they designed a pendant that showcased all the stones.
The woman became the third generation to enjoy the stones, and the pendant will someday be passed on to her only daughter.
Come see Cary & Jamie Kresl with their four-legged assistants, Melle and Milo at their Olde Perimeter way location. Jewelry Design Atlanta hasn't been the same since the store opened. This is truly a unique shopping experience and the specific attention to custom jewelry design very unique in Atlanta.