You'd be surprised how personal and emotional being a jeweller can be.
Her mum died when she was three. Cancer. Her dad was left to look after her and her brother. People talk about kids being resilient. Thank God.
On her 21st birthday her dad gave her a present. It was a diamond ring. The one he'd given to her mum when they got engaged. She told me she couldn't really remember her mum. The ring brought them close. It made her real.
Jewellery can be very powerful.
Forward to this year and her partner had proposed. He knew about her mum's ring, which is why he hadn't bought one. She really wanted the diamond from her mum's ring to be set into her own engagement ring. She had asked me to design and create it. Her story got to me. I thought about my own kids. Talk about pressure. The ring had to be perfect.
And it was. I made sure of that.
I was there when she opened the box. There were tears. I'd left one surprise till last. Her mum was 28 when she died. She was also now 28. I asked her to count the diamonds, not including her mum's diamond.
28. More tears. Happy tears. Just a little touch. But these things make all the difference.
Christopher Stoner - Creator of Extra Special Engagement Rings