Scale and proportion explored in paint
Once a design has been discussed with our client, and decisions have been taken regarding the gems and precious metal to be used, scale drawings are made so that each aspect of the piece can be examined from every angle, before production begins.
It is these scale drawings that are then painted in gouache (an opaque watercolour paint). The paintings are a lasting reference of each piece of jewellery, and we present a copy to the client when the jewellery is completed.
I have a painting of my grandmother's diamond and sapphire engagement ring from 1932. The stones are now set in my sister-in-law's engagement ring, but I treasure this painted version of the originalW Mulvaney