The sapphires in this ring were purchased by our customer while deployed in Afghanistan. The diamonds were pulled from a family cocktail ring that was never worn. The customer had the basic layout of the ring in mind, then worked with our goldsmith, DeAnn, to fine tune it. "The diamonds down the side and set in a channel was DeAnn's idea," begins our client. "It was a working relationship with both our ideas coming together. The mold she created was exactly what we discussed and agreed upon. We even traded in some gold to cut down on price. I chose Hartley Jewelers because of their unique qualifications and experience. I have other loose gems that I brought back with me from Afghanistan and Hartley Jewelers will create pieces for them in the future."