Pieces o’ Heart! Well, one piece of heart, and one full one, if you want to get picky. Hailing from Twilight Princess, both iterations came out wonderfully.
The piece of heart was a unique challenge, as in the game you could see the red heart encapsulated in a rough hewn crystal, and as I try to make sure that all the pieces that I produce would be possible to acquire in the real world, I was faced with the task of attempting to mimic the look and feel of the irregular edges, while keeping it realistic. I achieved that by just dumping a ton of different cuts and sizes into the empty space between gold border and ruby center. I also tried a version where I used micro pavé stones for a more regular covering, but it came out looking so bad I didn’t even bother rendering it out.
Sadly, the full heart container is impossible to create as seen here, as I don’t think anyone would ever cut a ruby to that custom shape. Sorry jewelry fans!