When you look at someone’s diamond ring, you most likely don’ t get more than a three second glimpse before you feel uncomfortable and turn away. In those three precious seconds, what do you see? The first thing that always comes to mind is size. A diamond either feels big or small, and maybe if you are lucky, you are able to distinguish the shape of the stone. So, after your three second session staring at a strangers ring, what do you think? Are you are left with the urge to get another 3 second glance at or is it something easily forgotten? This blog is dedicated to a few of my favorite diamond rings that we made in 2013 that I think are well deserving of an extended three second spotlight.
This was a 1.70ct E color/VS2 clarity cushion diamond set in our HG5932-R mounting. The customer opted to bezel set the diamond for a true flush set design. Since the diamond was on the larger size, the bezel set option was beneficial in that it did not make the diamond appear smaller. The halo was manufactured in 14kt rose gold while the mounting in platinum (950). Since the diamond color was in the colorless range, it really pops next to the pinkish color of the rose gold. The two tones give a nice warm glow and allow the person to mix and match their metals. Mixing metals is definitely something we will be seeing more and more of in 2014. This ring is definitely worth a double take!
A recent trend for engagement rings during 2013 is less metal and more diamonds. Rather than one large diamond solitaire or pave accented band, deBebians customers were increasingly asking us to set diamonds all the way around. If you haven’t noticed, we have been adding more designs into our diamond accented engagement ring section because customers are looking for new styles. Above is a custom 7 stone engagement ring featuring a center 4.21ct radiant cut with tapering brilliant cut trapezoidal diamonds, three on each side. The total diamond weight ended at 5.77cttw, making it the largest diamond engagement ring manufactured in 2013. The accenting tapered trapezoid diamonds are set a step down from the center stone, giving the illusion that the center diamond is floating on a tapered diamond eternity. From every angle you see perfectly matched diamonds leaving very little metal visible to the eye. Keep an eye out for 7 stone engagements rings as they might become a popular trend in 2014!
One of my favorite engagement rings, which became a Bel Dia style in 2013, was HE231. What makes this ring unique is that we created a tapered diamond pave shank and added hand engraving all over the ring standard. We increased the total carat weight of the mounting up to 1.25cttw so there is a lot of sparkle and diamond weight that is in addition to whichever stone you choose. A perfect example of an antique inspired engagement ring, this ring does not have one area left untouched. Every edge is milgrained, including areas underneath the halo. This ring deserves an extra 3 seconds because there is so much detail that it is impossible to get it all with one glance!