are just a few of our existing designs to give you,
the buyer, an idea of the
type of work we do. Because of the uniqueness of the
gemstones used, some of these pieces are "One-of-a-Kind."
similar piece can be made. However,
because of the unique or unusual properties of the
gemstone used, it too would also be unique! This Page
will get added to, from time to time, so come back
often to see what’s new….
LEGAL STUFF: Please
note that all of the pictures and designs on these
pages are the sole property of Agha Designs.
All designs are copyright, and infringement
of these rights is punishable by law.
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Engagement Ring: This ring was designed for
a Nurse who needed something that would not scratch
or catch on latex gloves. The diamond is a family
heirloom, and is bezel set in a classical yellow gold
Comfort Fit band with a yellow gold head. The wedding
rings for both him and her are also classical Comfort
Fit yellow gold bands. When one of the Bride’s
colleagues, who is also a nurse, saw her engagement
ring, her comment: “I have to have that ring!”
The Bride’s comment: “You can’t
have this one, but the Eddie & Lynne can design
you one just like it!”
and Amethyst Engagement Ring: The groom-to-be
wanted something other than the traditional “Diamond
Engagement Ring” and also wanted something that
symbolized both of them and their life together. The
style picked is called a “you and me”
ring with each person represented by a unique stone.
The 1.2 carat amethyst symbolizes him, and the 1.55
carat Burmese Ruby symbolizes her. The two stones
in their respective “arms” are interlocked
and literally “embracing” just as the
two people are, from this day forth. The 18K yellow
gold ring is fitted to the bride’s finger with
a flare in the back to add balance and help prevent
the ring from rotating on her finger.
Blue Sapphire and Diamond ring: This customer
from Houston wanted something simple and elegant as
an Anniversary gift for his bride of many years. We
emailed him several concepts and he picked this one:
an elegant bypass design with channel set tapered
baguette diamonds and the central stone, a cornflower
blue Montana sapphire, bezel set in a white gold head.
She loves it!
& Champagne Diamond Wedding Set: This
lady has been our customer for a very long time, and
we have done several pieces for her. This ring was
her original wedding set that had a peridot as the
central stone. The prongs on the peridot were quite
worn, and she wanted to add some accents that would
make her original set different and unique. We showed
her numerous gemstones from our vast collection and
she fell in love with the marquise champagne diamonds.
For this design we pioneered what we call “Floating
Bezels.” The diamonds are mounted in hand fabricated
platinum bezels that are laser welded onto the ring
at a sweeping angle. Another delighted customer who
has “dancing diamonds” now!
Glass in Gold with a Diamond Swizzle Stick, Emerald
“Olive” and a Ruby “Pimento:”
This long time customer wanted something unique for
a friend who worked at a Martini Bar. We came up with
this unusual design. The stylized Martini glass is
totally hand fabricated with 14K white gold with a
yellow gold swizzle stick accented by with 2 bezel
set diamonds stuck through a hand cut emerald “olive”
that is stuffed with a faceted ruby “pimento.”
As it turned out our customer was out of town and
asked if we could deliver the pendant to her on her
birthday at her bar. She was absolutely delighted
and made us a couple of Chocolate Martinis “on
the house” – but that’s another
of Jade” – Sterling Silver, 24K Yellow
Gold, Diamonds, Green Jadeite, & Purple Jade:
A long term colleague of ours who owns a Purple Jade
mine in Turkey and specializes in all varieties of
jadeite wanted us to design a piece that would exemplify
the very essence of Jade. “Spirit” was
born. This piece stands around 12 centimeters (5 inches)
tall and is the largest piece we have ever created.
She was created on our CAD/CAM system and cast at
our studio using the lost wax process. She was “shown”
at he JCK show in Vegas this year (2008). Winner
of the 2009 Passion Award.
Band with Bezel Set Central Diamond & Gypsy-Set
Accent Stones: One of our customers had literally
“worn out” the gold mounting of her original
wedding set. The prongs were breaking, the little
diamonds were falling out, and the rings snagged everything.
She wanted a complete “renovation.” We
picked a heavy gold band, added a bezel for the main
stone and Gypsy-set the accent diamonds in to the
band itself. It was still her original wedding diamonds,
but made over to a more secure, heavier style that
did not snag or scratch.
Band with Bezel Set Central Diamond & Accent Stones:
The customer wanted to use diamonds that had been
in her family for years. In this ring, the accent
stones were too large for a Gypsy-Set technique so
individual bezels were inserted for all the diamonds.
Again, it became a more secure, smoother style to
which we added a hammered finish to add character
on the Soles of Her Flip-Flops: Our customer
wanted to surprise his fiancé with a pendant
for Christmas. She is a free spirit who loves to run
about in flip-flops, and their favorite song - you
guessed it – is Paul Simon’s “Diamonds
on the Soles of Her Shoes.”
Cinnamon Red Topaz & Emerald Ring: This
was a lucky sale. One of our regular customers brought
her mother along with her to our studio. While they
were there her Mom fell in love with this red topaz,
which is her traditional birthstone (yes it is a natural
cinnamon red topaz). Our customer said nothing at
the time but called us back later to ask us to set
the cinnamon red topaz in to a ring for her mother
and to add emerald accents. This way, her mother had
her own birthstone ring with her husband’s stones
as an accent. We found a mounting that would work
perfectly with this stone. We drilled out seats for
the emeralds, which were “diamond cut”
for brilliance and set them in to the ring. We call
this type of piece a “Semi-Custom” design
since the mounting is available from one of our suppliers
and not created from scratch by us. We did modify
it by adding the accent stones, which were not part
of the original mounting. This option saves the customer
some money but still yields a very unique and personalized
Coat of Arms, Hammered Silver Ring: A Franciscan
Brother came to us via an existing customer. An old
Master Silversmith used to make these rings for them,
but he had died and left no one to make rings for
the Franciscans. The Franciscan Brother asked if we
could create an original design to continue the tradition
for the Order. We were delighted to be asked. We designed
a stylized Coat of Arms; hand fabricated the ring
in silver, and Laser Engraved our design onto the
hammered finish. Needless to say we have sold numerous
rings not only to the Order but also to supporters
of the Order.
Yellow Gold Baby Ring: Our Customer was about
to have a Grand Daughter and wanted a baby ring to
give her (and her mother, of course). We designed
this little jewel – a size “zero”
(American size) ring that embodied their family, their
faith, and their wishes and love for their grand daughter.
This tiny piece boasts a twelve-pointed star (twelve
months, twelve apostles) representing their wishes
for the child, interlocked twin circles signifying
their marriage with the cross in the center, representing
their faith, and the heart, their love for the child
and for each other. Three symbols with each of them
repeated three times – representing the Holy
Trinity, past, present and future, and the stages
of life. This design could also be modified to become
an adult wedding ring….
Pearl and Pink Diamond “Convertible” Pendant
and chain: This was a surprise gift for a
(double) special occasion. The design requirement
was for something that was for a special occasion
– worn on the diamond accented hand made bail
on an 20 inch double wheat chain, but also could be
worn as a simple pearl with casual clothing on a 14KYG
cable – hence the “Convertible”
Pendant. This beautiful piece showcases a 13.5mm Black
Tahitian Pearl with natural pink highlights. Highlighting
and enhancing this color is a pink diamond bezel set
in Platinum, and a splendid quarter carat tapered
baguette diamond set in white gold. A variety of precious
metals were used to fabricate this piece: 14K, 18K
yellow gold, 14K white gold, and platinum. The pendant
is hinged, and comes apart so that the pearl, which
is “embraced in 18KYG “roundelles,”
can be worn on a 14KYG cable necklace. Our customer
advises that the piece was a giant hit on their anniversary
Sapphire and Diamond Ring: Yogo Sapphires
are some of the most beautiful “Cornflower Blue”
Sapphires in the world! And yes we have a number of
them in our collection. This sapphire is only mined
in one place in the whole world – at the Yogo
Gulch mine in Montana. For reference, the more common
“Montana Sapphires” which although beautiful,
are nowhere near as rare as the Yogos – and
yes, we have many of those too!. This ring was designed
for a special customer and is set in Platinum with
the nearly three quarter carat Yogo set at 90 degrees
to the traditional orientation to further enhance
the “flow” of the lines of this beautiful
Fire Chief Pendant: The Assistant Fire Chief
in our city wanted to give his wife something special.
He asked if we could design a miniature version of
his badge (his wife is rightfully proud of what he
does to help our community). We converted a digitized
a picture of his badge to black and white tones, chemical
etched magnesium in two sections to create a master
about an inch high, made a rubber mold, and cast the
piece you see. The “badge” is cast in
14K yellow gold, and was presented as a surprise to
a very delighted wife a few Christmases ago.
Cross in 14K yellow gold with Emerald, Diamonds and
Aquamarine: One of our very special and
repeat customers asked us to design something exquisite
for an important anniversary. The result is this beautiful
cross. The design reflects many wonderful years together.
The Emerald is the Wife’s birthstone, the diamonds
signify the children (one for each child) and the
Aquamarine, hidden from view (in the back, so it’s
close to her heart) is our customer’s birthstone.
The Customer (like most of our Customers) participated
in the “journey” that created this piece.
The concept, and ideas were first sketched. The gemstones
were then selected (the Emerald fist!). A wax model
was then carved, and the gemstones set in the wax
- for a final approval of the design. The wax was
then converted to gold, using the “Lost Wax
Process” and the gemstones set in the piece.
The piece was presented at an Anniversary Dinner with
the children present, to a surprised and quite tearful
Topaz in Platinum with “Floating Bezels”
©: This Customer saw an Imperial Topaz
ring on our Website and fell immediately in love.
She was hesitant at first because she was uncertain
about designing something “long distance”
via a website and phone calls (see Testimonial:
M. E. San Francisco - California). Much
to her delight she found she was participating in
the “journey” just like any of our customers
who walk into our Studio. We sent her several Imperial
Topaz gemstones to choose from. She picked one and
the journey of several months began. With back and
forth emails and phone calls the design seen here
evolved. The shank of the ring is a classic “Twin
Loop” design. We fabricated thin Platinum bezels
to embrace the twin pear-shaped diamonds in our Copyrighted
“Floating Bezel” © design. The twin
diamonds, now encased in Platinum, were then Laser-Welded
to the inside of the “Loops.” The Imperial
Topaz was set, and the ring given its final finish.
says it all…
Yellow Gold, Ruby & Pearl Bracelet: This
complex piece was patterned for another repeat Customer
after an old design. Modifications were made to accommodate
the Customer’s desires. The centerpiece of the
design is a Half Carat African Ruby nestled in the
center of a flower, with a honeybee poised over it.
Small “accent” rubies and diamonds adorn
leaves that “form” the body of the bracelet.
Four beautiful pinkish pearls accent the center of
smaller flanking flowers.
Pendant with Half Carat Marquise Diamond:
What can you make me with this? The Customer was holding
a Half Carat marquise diamond that she had “won’
in a Treasure Hunt. She also had a small round diamond
pendant that she wanted us to incorporate into the
design. The design requirement was; “something
that I can wear all the time, will be strong, but
still looks nice.” The result is this 14K Two
Tone Pendant with flowing lines that seem to wrap
around the centerpiece diamond. When the customer
first saw the finished piece she absolutely could
not believe that those were her diamonds. She could
not imagine how some thing of hers had “turned
into” something so exquisite. The pendant has
never been off her neck since…
Heart Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold:
This customer discovered our website and asked if
we could design a piece that could contain a portion
of her Father’s Ashes as a memorial. The resultant
piece is a 14K yellow gold Heart pendant with a colored
Mounted between the heart and the bail is a bezel
set Amethyst (her Father’s birthstone). Our
customer sent us a small portion of the ashes by insured
carrier. These were carefully and respectfully enclosed
within the heart. The heart was then Laser Welded
closed with a seam all the way around it to completely
enclose permanently the precious ashes. The accent
bezel-set Amethyst and bail were then added to complete
the piece, which was then sent to the customer along
with the unused ashes via insured carrier. The customer
is very delighted with the piece (see
Yellow Gold Boulder Opal Ring:
This is what we call a Semi-Custom Design.
The free form ring was chosen from our large collection
of existing designs. The Boulder Opal was selected
by the customer for color and fire. The two flanking
stones are Tanzanite, and the three intense green
accent stones are Tsavorite Garnets.
Yellow Gold Butterfly Pendant: This is a One-of-a-Kind
piece, and by customer request will not be duplicated.
The pendant has four Yellow Sapphires of two different
sizes and is accented with 8 diamonds, in the body
and wing tips for fire. The "antenna" are
actually the bail of the pendant (from which it hangs)
and are accented with tiny 18K gold balls attached
by the ancient process of granulation.
Yellow Gold Quartz and Chrysoprase Pendant:
This is, by default, a One-of-a-Kind piece, as we
doubt we’ll ever be able to find the stone again!!
The stone is a Quartz cine of oval cross section.
The dark lines in the quartz are Tourmaline crystal
growths. Sandwiched between the Chrysoprase (green
stone) and the quartz is a thin slice of Black Onyx.
The pendant is accented with a beautiful cabochon
Garnet. Because the "stone" is in the form
of a taper, a "heraldic" design was indicated.
shows the "crown" to which the bail
Yellow Gold Stylized Heart and Diamond Pendant:
The design called for manufacture in 22K gold to match
an existing chain belonging to the client’s spouse.
Since it was an anniversary gift, a heart was chosen
on consultation with the client as the "theme" with
a very clear "blue-white" diamond in a platinum
head to "set off" the design.
and Imperial Topaz Ring: This is elegant and
simple to not conflict with the beautifully clear
Imperial Topaz. The stone has an unusual cut to really
show off the fire within (see
Yellow Gold and "Zoned Blue Sapphire" Ring:
This too, is by default, a One-of-a-Kind piece, as
we doubt we’ll ever be able to find the stone again!!
The Blue sapphire has bands of blue-to-transparent-to-blue.
The two flanking stones are bezel set "Party
Sapphires." (Party Sapphires have variegated
multicolor light flashes within the stone). The design
of the ring was inspired by the Original "Star
Wars" movies. The stone is suspended above the
shank of the ring on four vertical posts, and appears
to "float" above the ring. The zones look
like clouds, interspersed with blue sky – hence the
name "Cloud City." This is the only ring
we’ve named so far. Thank you George Lucas for your
Yellow Gold and Marquise Diamond Pendant:
The beautiful diamond had originally been
in the customer's ring, but now she wanted it mounted
in a free style pendant that would show off its natural
beauty. Because of its clarity and value, a platinum
head was chosen to mount the diamond. The pendant
was picked from a catalog of "free form designs"
and was fabricated in 18K yellow gold. One "line"
of the design is polished to a satin finish; the rest
to a very high-gloss to add contrast and substance
to the whole pendant.
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