When DeBeers came up with the slogan, A Diamond is Forever, I’m fairly certain they didn’t factor the style and panache of Custom Jewelry into their equation, but man o’ man they should have. Recently, one of our customers came in with the concept of forever, diamonds, and the infinity symbol. The result of his concept is this beautiful two stone infinity, diamond and white gold engagement ring that should totally be in an ad of some sort. Wowza!
I loved this project, as it was a bit tricky and it took Lee’s skill to finesse this ring into its beautiful final state. You see, our customer came in with two sentimental vintage stones he wanted to re-purpose into the new engagement ring. This happens a lot, but generally it happens with different types of stones — like sapphires and a diamond — not two diamonds. It may seem simple, but diamonds are tricky. Because each one is so unique in color, cut, and clarity, when you are working with more than a single diamond, you need to match them up in a way where one’s beauty doesn’t detract from the other diamond. Meaning, one diamond could outshine the other if you don’t carefully plan the design of the ring. So, if you are trying to create balance in a ring, as we were trying to do with our infinity symbol, then this get’s very tricky, very quickly, as there is the potential that one diamond’s beauty will make the ring “off-kilter.”
In order to ensure this didn’t happen, these diamonds were set in a joined bezel style setting, both conveying the infinity symbol requested of the design and bringing some symmetry to the diamonds. Then weight was added to the smaller diamond via a beautiful ribbon detailing that draws the eye closer to it, ensuring balance between the stones. In the end, we have a ring that conveys the ever-present love the customer requested, and the diamonds were cleverly combined in a way that was both eye catching and brought out the best in each one. Now, the bride-to-be has a fantastic and meaningful engagement ring that is completely unique to her, and two wonderful diamonds that will last her forever.