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It’s All Music

by on September 1st, 2009

Betteridge 3.01 Carat Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $59,500

A gifted Jesuit once told me that in order to understand the Bible, I should realize that it’s all music and no noise.

This expression has always resonated with me, because growing up at Betteridge, I found music in my father’s devotion to craft- to try in every stone set, each blow of the hammer and stroke of the file to do better than before.

Any poorly shaped prong or stray file mark left on a ring shank becomes noise: a grating sound drowning out the melody. When all the elements fit just right, seamlessly joining part to part, I find a beautiful harmony.

I try to instill this same devotion to craft that I grew up with in my workshops. It’s quite a challenge, but just trying hard makes the shop hum…

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