I had a bit of time over the Christmas to take some short videos of some stocked Gemstones. A few of them are already planned for rings but you can see how they are a great way to inspire a design.
I find the best way to design is by listening to my clients aspirations and ideas, learning a little about them and personalising the Jewellery. Sometimes with rings you need to take into account the type of fingers they have and advise when needed. Sourcing the centrepiece gemstone is always a good way to start and designing around that rather than the other way around. Many of these Gems are very much one offs and it would be a long wait to find a match for them if you had a client who wanted earrings for example.