HAVE YOU EVER LOST SOMETHING SPECIAL?
It happens when we least expect it. The feeling of overwhelming sadness, topped with frustration, drizzled with embarrassment and served on a cold plate of having to deal with it; is usually the way the emotional rollercoaster of experiencing a loss of any kind goes. When it’s your mother’s high school ring
or your grandfather’s pocket watch or worse… your bridal jewellery that, somehow, has gone missing; we go through a lifetime of emotions in a single moment.
You’ll search quietly for days until it becomes just too heavy to hold by yourself. You’ll finally succumb to the reality of it being gone and you will wonder what to do next. You’ll reach out to your broker or your primary insurer only to realize that there is some hope.
Most home insurance coverage has a category within their contents insurance policy that covers jewellery losses of some kind. This is where Cerelli Jewellers will take over and help you and your insurance company determine a fair monetary value, enabling the recreation of your missing piece or collection. Next; Your policy will dictate what your allowances will be even though most policies will be subject to a deductible of some kind BUT I’ll bet you have more coverage than you thought.
…We will take a walk through memory lane and relive some of the moments where you purchased (or when you were given) these missing pieces and with a brief, but thorough discussion of each item, Cerelli Jewellers will be able to tell you the replacement cost values of your missing pieces. Your insurance company will be in contact with you at that point and go over your claim and the limitations of your policy.
Once we know what your coverage allowance will be, we can WORK WITH YOU to redesign or replicate the piece(s) you miss the most. In most cases it will be up to you how we move forward with the recreation or design of your most special missing items. However, we can promise you this: instead of looking down at your hand, or seeing your reflection in the mirror, only to say “I miss it so much”, you’ll be left saying “oh my… this is beautiful”.
We will work together to create a piece that captures the feeling of what the original was, or something that encompasses who you are today. Whether we take the item in a completely new direction or do our very best to re-create the missing item exactly (as with a half pair of earrings), the custom charges are included in the replacement cost value provided to your insurance company at the onset of the request.
With Cerelli Jewellers “All is not lost” it’s simply the process of it being returned to the family, as beautiful and every bit as valuable as the original… only better.
NO JOB IS TOO SMALL
We received a phone call a week ago from a gentleman who was referred to us by a previous client. He said that he "would like to re-set his grandmother's diamond into a more modern mount for his soon to be fiancée." Together, they gave us a bunch of guidelines to which they would like this ring designed: delicate band, four-claw setting, the center diamond was to be slightly raised, all set in a diamond encrusted, rhodium plated, 14k white gold setting. We were told it was "a modest size diamond". It all sounded timeless and beautiful. In his notes he had asked for a small diamond band that went 3/4 of the way around her finger and mentioned that his girlfriend was a size 2....
We went straight to sketch rendering. Designing a ring with 2.0 mm accent diamonds 28 in total. We had obviously assumed that there was an error with the finger size and finished this rendering to a 6 1/2, pretty standard stock size. When we finally had the pleasure of meeting with this client, after all renderings were approved with some back-and-forth emails, we were able to confirm the center diamond size and much to our surprise confirmed that this ring will be manufactured in a size 2.25 Here is the final CAD rendering:
Needless to say this design required some small modifications to make the proportions look accurate. We reduced the diamond sizes in the band and ultimately omitted 12 diamonds from the shoulders of the ring because the finger size is just so small. We confirmed the changes with another collection of shared photos and printed this tiny little ring wax.