A longtime client had recently became an empty nester and was in the market for a refresh of her engagement ring. It was in need of resizing as well as a new crown for the diamond. With a move down south on the horizon, we embraced her season of change and opted for a complete revisioning of this piece. This client’s husband gifted a lovely, delicate designer wedding band and so my intention in the redesign was to compliment, not necessarily match, that band . We choose an airy woven six-prong crown and integrated it into a woven shank, the band part, of the ring. As an extra enhancement, we decided to do the ring in platinum, my particular favorite, as there is a heft to the ring that gold, while lovely, just does not have. The original ring had a beautiful diamond. The simplicity of a classic solitaire (with a twist) let the stone shine, sparkle and do what diamonds do best.
The second part of this project was to take the original engagement ring, a bit dated, and restore it to the original 14k yellow gold. It had been rhodium plated, a process usually used to pop precious white metals. This redesign included removing the original 6 prong crown, supply a genuine sapphire step cut stone, setting into a14k white gold bezel and assemble horizontally so the ring now appears more like a band. The sapphire mimics the straight cut diamond baguette accents that are channel set in each shoulder. On trend with stacking rings, this redesign breaths new life into the ring in a modern way. Easy, clean and fun to wear.
The client now has her original engagement stone set into a customized platinum mounting that compliments her wedding band, as well as her original engagement ring customized and updated with a sapphire.
- Materials: Diamond engagement ring in platinum and a 14k yellow and white gold diamond and sapphire stack ring
- Location: Local at the start, Southern USA by project finish