This big golden solitaire was designed for a friend of mine who is an avid gardener and next-level floral designer. The warm oval citrine was a family stone, and it’s held by an open pavilion design carved with a clematis vine motif. 14K yellow gold.
The specific variety of clematis she chose is called Integrifolia “fascination.” I had never seen this one before and I love the very precise shape and drop of these bell-shaped blooms. Definitely the coolest clematis I’ve ever seen.
The bezel sides are open, and I also opened up additional peeks to the stone’s depthy pavilion from the shoulders as well. It helped make the carving feel more three-dimensional, and also made a fairly chunky stone & solitaire feel more delicate and airy.