The Heirloom Diamond Pendant
Anyone can network on the golf course, but our own David Cooper launched a new creative venture right from the tattoo chair.
While being tattooed by another artist in Mike Rubendall’s studio, David was getting to know the legendary Rubendall, and they hit it off right away. ”Mike would pop his head in from time to time, and we’d talk about everything we had in common. Besides being artists and business owners, we shared similar perspectives when it came to life, work and family.”
At the time, Mike and his wife were expecting their first baby, and David and his wife expected their second child around the same time. When David introduced Mike to the idea of a “push present,” they decided to collaborate on a pendant for Mike’s wife.
A push present, or baby bauble, is given to a new mom by her partner. It’s usually jewelry, and the idea is to pamper her, honor her hard work, and celebrate the birth in a meaningful, memorable way.
That first pendant design, brought to life in gold and diamonds, proved their aesthetics were compatible. They immediately decided to create a full collection based on stars, initials and religious symbols. Millgrain edges give the pendants a vintage feeling, and they have the same refined simplicity you’d expect from any Jeff Cooper piece. As David puts it, “Mike has an eye for lines, proportion and flow. That’s what makes these pendants truly unique and special.”
To launch the new collection, we’ll be giving them away on Facebook. ‘Like’ us and we’ll let you know when it’s time to enter.