Today’s ring was sent in by a bride to be whose most wonderful man designed this stunning ring for her. With a little help from her jewelry designer and gemologist friend Jeannie (owner of Classic Rock Jewelry in San Jose, CA), they came up with this brilliant design. We love the sparkle, the thick band, and the fact that he hand picked each and every diamond on the ring!
Carat: Center stone 3 carats, 5+ total weight
Setting: Art Deco style, platinum, pave halo with micro pave bead set diamonds in the shank & gallery,
Jeweler: Classic Rock Jewelry San Jose, CA
Today’s ring comes from a San Francisco bride of 2 years who loves the elegance of a square cut diamond but also the sparkle in brilliant cuts. The radiant cut combines the two features. Her engagement ring is a beautiful three stone radiant on platinum complemented by a dazzling infinity band of radiants. This ensemble just sparkles every time she moves her hand. We love radiants!
Cut: Radiant cut center and side stones (side stones are trapezoid)
Carat: Center stone 2.25 carats; side stones .5 each
Setting: Custom “U” setting with design etched on band
Jeweler: Khoren at Ritz Jewelers, San Francisco
A Jewelry Story: “I fell in love with radiant cuts when I was hoping to get engaged… I was pleasantly surprised when my now husband proposed…he was actually listening when I mentioned this throughout our 3 year courtship!”
This stunning vintage Art Deco inspired ring was submitted by a loyal reader whose husband happens to photograph jewelry for Philip Press (hence the amazing picture). There is so much to look at in this fabulous ring – the filigree detailing, the delicate pave work surrounding the center stone, and the raised intricate setting. Not to mention, the stunning three stone diamonds! If this ring looks this good digitally, we can only imagine how it must look in person!
Cut: radiant center stone and half moon sides
Carat: 3 carat center stone,
Setting and detailing: platinum
An Engagement Story:
Today’s ring belongs to a Los Angeles bride of four years. Her fingers are all sparkles with this beautiful radiant cut solitaire. The radiant cut is one of our favorite cuts because it is the most brilliant of the square cut diamonds. It boasts the beautiful combination of the classic emerald cut and the sparkle of the round brilliant. This cut, as you can see, is very dramatic as a solitaire and simply beautiful.
Cut: Radiant solitaire
Setting: 4 prong setting in platumin
Jeweler: stone from Barry Kagasoff Jewelers, Los Angeles and setting from Vartan’s Fine Jewelry, Los Angeles
Wedding band: platinum, also from Vartan’s Fine Jewelry, Los Angeles
About the ring: I didn’t know anything about diamonds or what kind I liked before I got engaged, so my husband had no hints or ideas whatsoever going into it. But lucky for me, he’s the kind of person who does extensive research before buying anything, and after a lot of thought, he decided that a radiant cut solitaire would be perfect for me. He was right! I love my ring and still find myself every now and then staring at it like it was the day he gave it to me. I decided on an unadorned platinum wedding band because I thought the simplicity of it highlighted the raised solitaire stone and showed off its beauty in a classy and timeless way.