Ivanka Trump recently launched a collection of eco-friendly jewelry, sourcing conflict free diamonds from ‘green’ Canadian mines, and settings made from recycled platinum or gold. Her bridal collection is classic, and it’s great to see her make social responsibility and sustainability a core focus of her business.
1. Platinum round diamond engagement ring with signature oval band, price available on request. 2. Signature oval diamond band, $1750
Last month a reader wrote in asking for some advice on how to reset her engagement ring which, after 13 years of marriage, she wanted to update. She recently sent us the finished product, where the diamonds from the eternity band form two rows of diamonds surrounding the center stone, which she opted to set low. We love the thick band and the modern feel!
LA based designer Anita Ko’s modern jewelry collection has quickly become a staple on the red carpet, and it’s not hard to see why. Today we feature her edgy yet gorgeous spiked rings which come in white, yellow and rose gold, and which we think would make an ultra unique choice for wedding bands.
A few months ago we visited the Harry Winston store in New York City and we so taken with their Rock Band collection of wedding bands and we have been thinking about them ever since. They’re diva, they’re fierce, they’re sparkly, and they’re plain brilliant.
L-R: Harry Winston Rock Bands, radiant cut, oval cut and emerald cut set in platinum
A reader wrote in asking for some advice on what to do with her engagement ring and 22 stone infinity wedding band. Married for nearly 14 years, she is looking to give her engagement ring and wedding band an affordable makeover, mainly because she is afraid of the stones at the bottom of her band will become loose and fall out – which has already happened. Here is her current set:
We put together a few options for her to consider:
1. Keep the engagement ring as is, but split the wedding band into two identical rings that will flank each side of the engagement ring. You can even consider adding the same gold piping to the engagement ring to create a matching set. Have a look at this lovely cushion cut multi-stone ring with two eternity bands.
2. Remove 6 stones from the bottom of the wedding band and add them as side stones (3 on each side) to the engagement ring. Another option which we love would be to remove the bezel setting in favor of prongs to allow more light to reflect off of the beautiful center stone.
3. For a more dramatic change, remove 7 stones from the bottom of the wedding band and create a floral setting around the center stone. Similar to an illusion setting, this will give the impression of a larger center stone. Here’s an example of a gorgeous ring that does exactly that – this one happens to have another layer of sapphires.
Have any tips or ideas to share? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
We are suckers for vintage inspired rings, especially when set with an unlikely cut stone like the emerald cut. The stone is a crisscross emerald cut diamond in with a halo of rounds and milgrain detailing. Paired with a delicate infinity band, the wedding set is just stunning. We just received news that she is getting a new band for 1 year anniversary this week, so stay tuned for pics.
Setting: Vintage Inspired, halo, milgrain