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Category: Engagement Rings

My Dream Ring Come True

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Hello! It’s been a good couple of months since I last posted and it’s for an exciting reason as to why I’ve been so quiet… I GOT ENGAGED and of course been busy planning my wedding! My amazing fiancé Ross proposed to me on 11 January this year on a beautiful mountain lodge in Cape Town, South Africa called Kol Kol. It was the perfect unexpected proposal next to a beautiful dam in the mountains. And to top it off, he proposed to me with my dream ring designed by Ida Elsje of Situ Diamond Jewellers. You may have recognised this ring from a previous post a while back. It’s a beautiful 1 carat diamond set in resin so can be admired from every angle. More importantly, it’s a reminder of my fiancé’s love protected and captured in a bubble. Watch this space for more updates on my wedding planning…

Anna Sheffield’s Hazeline Solitaire

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It looks like a diamond and feels like a diamond yet it is not quite a diamond.

As a tribute to her grandmother, Anna Sheffield designed her first bridal ring with a solid metal gemstone. The smooth, faceted surface echoes that of the classic solitaire. The typical sparkle of a stone is replaced with the unexpected, gleaming sheen of rich, polished metal. Diamond pave lights up the ring’s shank while a tiny, secret champagne diamond hides underneath, for the wearer’s eyes only.

Rose Gold, pave diamond and .13ct champagne diamond Hazeline Solitaire, by Anna Sheffield, $1,100

Black Faceted Ring By Situ Diamond Jewellery

situ_black_faceted_ringThis has got to be my favourite ring for 2013! Diamond and 9 ct yellow gold bar suspended in a black faceted ring by Situ Diamond Jewellery. What a beaut! Available from www.situ.co.za

“Today, Tomorrow, Always” Engraved Diamond 3 Band Ring

Love this detail! Celebrate your partner, your friend, the love of your life with a beautiful expression of the timelessness of your affection. This uniquely elegant three-band diamond ring, a fine jewellery exclusive from The Bradford Exchange, sparkles with a hidden message of boundless eternal love. Eleven genuine diamonds and solid sterling silver mark this stunning jewellery creation, which is actually three rings in one – each one graced with their own engraved contribution to the romantic hidden message of “Today Tomorrow Always.”

Expertly handcrafted, this radiant engraved women’s ring brings together three shimmering bands. The centre band features a flower-shaped cluster of seven diamonds with a single diamond solitaire, in an intricately sculpted setting, on either side. The top and bottom matching bands complement with solitaire diamonds of their own. Each individual band in this glorious trio can be worn on its own or coupled together for a dazzling display of devotion. Makes an extra-special way to show everlasting love today, tomorrow and always.

Available from http://www.bradfordexchange.com

Attraction by Harry Winston, Diamond Ring

This beautiful ring by Harry Winston flaunts a round brilliant diamond, 2.01 carats; 124 round brilliant diamonds, 1.30 total carats in a platinum setting. Available from http://www.harrywinston.com

Silver Faceted Bar Ring

Carved from wax first, this ring is full of texture and markings. Designed by Kerrie Yeung, Kerrie prefers a bit of the maker’s hand in her pieces – not your polished and pristine ring. Rough yet still delicate, this is Kerrie’s faceted unisex silver ring. Available from Etsy at kerrieyeung

Coloured Engagement Rings

Although it is tradition to wear a diamond engagement ring, these days many brides are gravitating toward engagement rings with a pop of colour. A perfect way to showcase your colourful personality. Whether you choose to wear a pink diamond, coloured sapphire or glistening emerald any of these precious baubles would surely make any girl smile.

1. Fancy Purplish Pink diamond ring From Tiffanys
2. Round Orange Sapphire and Diamond Ring
3. Yellow Sapphire Ring from The Natural Sapphire Company
4. Butterfly Marquise WW Diamond Butterfly Ring from James Allen
5. Antique Emerald Ring From Gerogrian Jewerly
6. Art Deco Aquamarine Ring From Gerogrian Jewerly
7. Neva sapphire and diamond ring from the Kwiat Vintage Collection
8. Rough Diamond engagement ring from Diamond In The Rough
9. Emily Sarah amethyst engagement ring from Dana Rebecca
10. Pink Sapphire Halo Diamond Engagement Ring From My Love Wedding Ring
11. Victorian Emerald and Diamond Ring From Ruby Lane
12. Vintage Style Radiant Cut Diamond Ring From Zoara

The Pink Martian

12.04-ct. fancy intense pink Type IIa round brilliant-cut diamond ring, by Harry Winston.

The largest round fancy intense pink diamond to ever appear at auction will be part of Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 29. It is one of only two known round pink diamonds of significant size in the world.

The extremely rare diamond is owned by a private collector. It was purchased from Harry Winston in 1976 – the same year, the United States launched its first satellite on a mission to Mars. The Viking landers were the pioneering spacecrafts to first land on the Red Planet. Ronald Winston named the diamond the “Martian Pink” to honour the historic event. The auction estimate is $8 to $10 million.

The Martian Pink is one of two known significant sized round pink diamonds in this world – the other being the 23.60-carat Williamson Pink diamond that was presented to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her wedding in 1947. While most natural pink diamonds exhibit a colour modifier like purple, orange or grey, the gem that is up for auction shows absolutely no trace of a secondary colour, making it exceedingly rare. Combined with a Type IIa characteristic, the diamond shows an extraordinary limpidity together with a lovely intense pink colouration.

The World’s First All-Diamond Ring

Switzerland’s Shawish Jewellery has created the world’s first all-diamond ring. The entire ring is carved from a diamond, whereas most other diamond rings are composed of a precious-metal band with a diamond centrepiece. The ring was created by Shawish’s president and CEO Mohamed Shawesh using lasers along with traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques. It took a full year to carve the ring, which has been copyrighted and is expected to sell for $70 million.

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then this is it! View more of the gem at http://www.shawish-jewellery.com/diamondring

Pear Cut

A pear-cut diamond also resembles its name. An added bonus to the pear shape is that if you wear it with the point facing away from your body, it makes your finger look long and slender.