This is one of the prettiest tanzanites we’ve seen in a long time!
We started with our style 10208 and tried a couple of different shank styles (see the Photoshoped images above) before ending with what you see in the finished piece.
I am so sorry this message has come so late, but I just wanted to thank you for my gorgeous ring! It is more than I could have ever imagined! I am truly amazed at the craftsmanship and all the intricate, diligent work that went into the creation of this extraordinary ring. It is absolutely beautiful and even after having it for several months, (he surprised me with it in April,) it still catches my eye! M and I plan on getting married next May, and will hopefully get to talk to you soon about a matching wedding band!
With heartfelt thanks,
L and M
We’ve recently seen several of our customer requesting not one, but two wedding rings – one for each side of the engagement ring. I recall many years ago hearing about this trend in Australia and New Zealand. Has it finally caught on here?
Here is an example from one of our customers. They purchased a ring very similar to our style 9617 and added an anniversary style band on each side.
We just finished this yummy ring for a local client of ours. It’s new to the line, exclusive to us, and not on the site yet. If anyone wants to ooohhh and ahhhhh over it, give us a call and we’ll ooohhhh and ahhhhh with you!
We’ve shown it with a couple of matching wedding bands. Seems that having multiple wedding bands is all the rage right now. Also, multiple wedding bands make great anniversary and occasion presents!
As usual, you can have this ring made with any stone, metal and combination you prefer! Better photos forthcoming.
We like to affectionately refer to any ring where the stone size is greater than the ring size as a Barbie Ring (8ct center stone, ring size 4 for instance)! This one fits the bill nicely. It’s a variation of a piece in our Custom Jewelry Design Gallery. You can see the progress along the way to making this ring, the wax carving is below. This was for one of our European clients who wanted a very tall ring!
The inspiration from our Design Gallery
We are VERY excited to showcase our latest bridal line product by Valina. Their pieces have extraordinary detail and offer a complex and distinctive look. According to their website:
This exciting collection allows you to purchase a designer engagement ring without sacrificing quality or style. Valina Bridals offer the look of designer engagement rings without having to pay the designer price!
Added features of the Valina Bridal Collection include the use of special Euro shanks which allow the rings to have their own distinctive look while keeping them from spinning on the finger. Additionally, all engagement rings have a matching wedding band, both containing the signature diamonds.
Take a look:
Valina designer engagement ring with .49ct total weight pave set natural diamond accents (setting only, does not include center stone). Shown with a 3/4ct center stone. Matching band available separately.
Valina designer engagement ring with .22ct total weight pave set natural diamond accents (setting only, does not include center stone). Shown with a 1ct center stone. Matching band available separately.
Valina designer engagement ring with .28ct total weight pave’ set natural diamond accents (setting only, does not include center stone). Shown with a 1ct center stone. Matching band available separately.
You may or may not know that diamonds come in all of the colors of the rainbow, from reds and pinks to blues, greens and yellows. However, not all fancy colored diamonds get their color naturally. Below is an article explaining the color enhancement processes of natural diamonds.
COLOR ENHANCEMENT OF NATURAL DIAMONDS
TREATMENT OF DIAMONDS TO CHANGE THEIR COLOR HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1940’S. INITIALLY IT WAS DONE BY EXPOSING THEM TO RADIATION FOLLOWED BY HEAT TREATMENT (ANNEALING). THIS PROCESS IS SIMILAR TO SANITIZING FOOD PRODUCTS. THE RESULTING DIAMONDS ARE FREE OF RADIATION AND SAFE TO USE. THIS TREATMENT PRODUCES COLORS OF BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, AND VERY RARELY PINKS AND REDS. WHILE THESE COLORS ARE PERMANENT, INDUSTRY TEST SUGGEST CAUTION BE USED FOR EXPOSURE TO TEMPERATURE ABOVE 300-400 C.
Since the 1990’s, the color of diamonds has also been altered by HPHT process (High Pressure High Temperature). Polished or rough diamonds (natural and synthetic) are processed in the lab under very high pressures and temperatures, mimicking conditions deep in the earth where diamonds are formed. Depending on the composition of the diamond the results could be colorless as well as yellow, green, orange, and very rarely pink and blue. Colors produced by HPHT are permanent and they have the same features as a regular natural diamond.
There are other methods of diamond treatment such as PVD (pressurized vapor deposit), a color coating scheme, and clarity enhancements such as lasering, [fracture filling] treating, or filling. Color treatment can be done on any synthetic or [natural/minded] diamond. In the US these processes are done under strict and safe conditions. Article written by Cendico Diamond
Just wanted to let you know that as I am typing this I am wearing the ring of my dreams. It came in today and all the girls at work oooed and ahhhed over it. It is amazing. One of a kind and absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for being so professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I will definitely be in contact with you soon to get Ryan’s wedding band.
Thanks again you and your company are an absolute pleasure!
We just received an email from our goldsmith of a piece that’s going out today. This ring was made in 14kt rose gold, and our goldsmith thought it was so pretty she sent over a quick picture for us to see. We have to agree, it’s absolutely gorgeous in rose gold! It’s our style number 10137, which you can see here.