Commission Story: A Tiara for Monica

sterling silver, amethyst, citrine, cubic zirconia

When the brief was first posed to me for this piece it was a little daunting for a number of reasons, firstly it being to make a tiara, secondly how to sprinkle faceted gems, and to set them, and lastly having the responsibility of making a a piece to be given on an engagement, my first commission of this kind. The design was left up to me, to interpret the idea of a field of flowers with the sun shining over them. So, the outline for the shapes were taken from pressed flower petals and the base piece was hammered so it would glisten in the light.