A West-Cork based couple came to me looking for a classic solitaire rings. I love it when customers have done their research and have strong opinions as to what they want. In addition to the Solitaire, they wanted additional detail on the shoulders or band of the ring.
I suggested settings some small brilliant cut diamonds on the band so that it would still sit perfectly with the wedding ring that was also needed.
Searching for the perfect diamond
Once we had decided on the setting style we went looking for a perfect diamond. The customer chose to go with a lab-grown diamond as these are considered more environmentally friendly. Also, the ethically sourced aspects of lab-grown diamonds appealed to them. As with natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are graded by their cut, colour and clarity.
We viewed two stones, a 1-carat and 1.2-carat. Both with excellent colour, clarity & cut.
The couple opted for the 1.2-carat diamond. I made the ring so that it would be a classic solitaire will just the added diamonds on the band it would say perfectly with a flat wedding ring and was high enough to let the light shine in underneath the stone to achieve the best sparkle. (An often forgotten aspect of engagement ring design).
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