If you follow us on instagram @gem_hunt you know we spend a fair amount of time on there. Sometimes during our daily finger workout we find something awesome and @jessiekuruc has that special something that we had to share with our readers. This creative and talented lady is doing something we had not seen before: bespoke paintings of individual engagement rings. We can't think of a better special treat to commemorate an anniversary or wedding. We caught up with her for a few questions on her craft and diamond love. Bonus we got lucky she gave us the first peak at this 6 prong round solitaire that is just dreamy.
How did you come up with this fabulous idea to do personalize portraits of rings?
I did my first gem paintings a few years ago for a school assignment! I kept myself busy in college making watercolor and calligraphy art for weddings (signs, table numbers, etc.) About two months ago, I was wondering what to do next until my boyfriend suggested I combine the two by painting rings and I fell in love!
What is your favorite cut of diamond to paint?
I think there’s something so elegant about an emerald cut diamond-- I don’t get to do them often but they’re one of my favorites to paint!
Why do you love diamonds?
I love how special they are to each person. Behind every ring is a proposal, a relationship, a story, and I think that’s amazing.
We are super inspired by all your creative projects - any advice for other female entrepreneurs?
My biggest advice for other female entrepreneurs is to develop a confidence that’s disproportionate to your actual abilities. I have very mediocre art training, I didn’t even start painting until maybe two years ago, and I find myself surrounded by artists who have been working for this their entire lives and I just waltzed in because one day I decided I wanted to be an artist. If you truly believe that you can do something (regardless if you’re actually qualified to do it,) nothing can stand in your way.
Pro-tip mention this interview on Gem Hunt and get 10% off one her amazing ring paintings. You can contact Jessie at her website www.jessie-kuruc.com.