While most of my custom engagement ring clients are based in and around Cork, I do occasionally get queries via my online jewelry store. This unique ring was the outcome of one such query.
A Salt and Pepper diamond is a diamond with natural inclusions that give the stone these unique colours and features.
This ring started with the shape of the stone and we then worked the design around it.
The brief from my customer was an unusually shaped diamond. We chatted through the various cuts available and the customer decided on a kite-shaped diamond. After looking at lots of different options we sourced this beautiful kite-cut salt and pepper diamond.
Once the diamond arrived we worked on the design, having decided on a solitaire the customer wanted to have the ring made in yellow gold to contrast with the colour of the stone.
I sketched out some different setting options. As you can see from the sketches all these designs have the delicate corners of this diamond covered. While showing the tip of the diamond may sound nice it is really impractical and leaves the most delicate part of the stone vulnerable to getting chipped.
The customer decided on the classic curved band with V-shaped claws. This ring was also designed to sit perfectly with a flat wedding ring.
The finished ring is a gorgeous twist on the classic diamond solitaire engagement ring. Keeping the rich colour and cut of the diamond the key feature of the ring.