Making The World A BETTER Place

So I’ve been binging on Silicon Valley (warning if you need it TV-MA) for the 2nd time this chilly weekend - it cracks me up!  And one thing that comes up over and over is the promised mantra for each new app - “making the world a better place”.  This morning I heard the news that The Letšeng mine in Lesotho has produced one of the biggest diamonds ever seen on this earth, as revealed by owners Gem Diamonds.  “The stunning 910 carat marvel takes its place as the fifth-biggest diamond ever discovered.” It is described as being the size of 2 golf balls.

 The 910-carat diamond found at the Letseng mine in Lesotho is the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found. CreditGem Diamonds, via Reuters

The 910-carat diamond found at the Letseng mine in Lesotho is the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found. CreditGem Diamonds, via Reuters

During my search for more news of this beauty I stumbled across this little gem, so to speak...If you’re a SV enthusiast you know I chuckled.  

  Source: https://www.77diamonds.com/blog/index.php/diamonds-that-make-the-world-a-better-place/

Source: https://www.77diamonds.com/blog/index.php/diamonds-that-make-the-world-a-better-place/

Even so, with or without diamonds, jewelry can make us feel good.  It is the exclamation point on the statement we make about ourselves.

"Yes I'm feeling hip today, thriving on diversity and personal empowerment!"

Source: Lefler DesignStudio

Sometimes finding those perfect pieces is a scavenger hunt. I can assist!  I recently received this request on Facebook:

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“Can you make this in a size 9 with your personal style?”

Yes I can.

Yes I can!

 Lefler DesignStudio, Commissioned January 2018

Lefler DesignStudio, Commissioned January 2018

In addition to working on my own designs, I enjoy working with your ideas as well.  Feel free to contact me when you have a special jewelry need in mind!

Though commissions are typically considered for special occasions requiring expensive pieces such as engagement and wedding rings, don’t think only expensive items are commission worthy.  

 Lefler DesignStudio Argentium Sterling Silver hammered hoops $45

Lefler DesignStudio Argentium Sterling Silver hammered hoops $45

Top 5 things to consider when commissioning:

  1. Design style - organic, boho, symbolic, etc. 

  2. Design details that are important to you

  3. Time frame if you have a deadline

  4. Material - all silver, mixed-metal, Yellow gold/rose gold

  5. Budget

What will make your world a better place?