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Nanz Aalund breaks down a custom piece, fee by fee

Nanz Aalund ring

Editor’s Note: For their fifth anniversary, a client’s husband purchased a pair of kite-cut diamonds with the intention of creating a shadow band with the kite cuts overhanging the shoulders of his wife’s halo-style engagement ring, which features a salt-and-pepper center stone. However, the client was tired of the style and wanted to explore more creative possibilities for combining the new stones with what she already had. Here’s how Nanz Aalund of Nanz Aalund Art Jewelry in Poulsbo, Washington, arrived at the final price for this special salt-and-pepper ring.