It was very important to incorporate family pieces into her engagement ring. She was very deliberate in her thought processes and had an image in her mind. She asked loads of questions, something I appreciate.
This was a referral from several years ago. Actually it was a remembrance of a great shopping experience. Fast forward several years, and we are in the pandemic. Our first meeting was via an email inquiry and introduction. We then did a meet and greet over Zoom.
I presented several different stones for the soon-to-be-engaged couple to see and choose. There were a few false starts and second guessing, but we found the stone for her. When she first saw it, the smile on her face said it all. I have always maintained the right stone will “talk “ to you, and this one definitely did! It is an Old Mine cut diamond and, yes, with a kiss of yellow but looks fantastic with her coloring!
something old, something new…
We used a ring from a great aunt and smaller shoulder diamonds from a grandmother’s ring. To keep the feeling of an antique ring, I found a beautiful platinum split-claw prong basket. And together we selected the center diamond.
Putting it all together: First we needed to remove the stones from the ring, fit the platinum basket setting into the mounting, plug and re-drill to prepare to set the smaller shoulder stones.
As an additional bonus, as his mom is originally from Wisconsin and I was going to visit my Wisconsin sister, I brought back a six-pack of New Glarus beer and cheese curds.
- Old mine cut diamond engagement ring with hint of yellow made with vintage ring parts from family members
- Location: Massachusetts