Diamond bauble pendant in platinum

The ultimate Christmas bauble!
Diamond bauble pendant in platinum, created as a haute joaillerie piece
With Christmas looming, I wanted to share this extra ordinary pendant that we made for a returning customer. Set with over 6 carats of fine diamonds, it is made in platinum and measures 4cm in length. Making it an incredibly luxurious and unique pendant.
The brief was for the pendant to be suitable to be worn continuously. With an item of this significance, the client felt it would be safer on, than if it were taken on and off all the time! We had to bear this in mind, creating a void in its centre to keep the weight to a comfortable and wearable mass.
The bauble is encrusted with brilliant cut and pear shape diamonds, which cover the entire surface with a vine-twist and double band pattern. The top is set with a half-carat diamond and another band of fine white brilliant diamonds.
The pendant is Roman set, so the whole bauble has a smooth and tactile finish. All of the diamonds are set down onto the platinum and either rubbed over or milligrained, to secure each stone.
We additionally made a heavy, diamond-set bail (not shown) for the pendant to attach to a chain. The bauble is suspended via the bail, onto a strong platinum trace chain which goes straight over the head, at 24″ long.
This bauble and diamond pendant is totally unique and is not to be repeated. We collaborated very closely with the client, trying to fulfil every aspect of her complicated brief.
The time and consideration that was put into creating this piece, I think has resulted in one of the most extraordinary items of bespoke jewellery that we have ever made.
It is an original, bespoke pendant and the only one of its kind.
I love it!