From the time that I started thinking on how to make Alison’s engagement ring to the time that I actually made it, this ring went through many transformations! I wanted something very innovative, clean, sharp, interesting and elegant!
It all started when Alison’s fiancé to-be, called to inquire about a custom made engagement ring with a princess cut diamond. For the appointment, I brought in a few princess cut diamonds to choose from and Casey showed me a few images of Alison, so I can better understand what would be a suitable style of ring. Once Casey chose the diamond, which is a gorgeous 0.71 carat, F color, SI3 clarity with EGL certificate, I started thinking of a design that would be perfect for Alison. I sketched and re-sketched and finally when I started making it, I completely changed it! I wanted a ring that has a lot of movement but in an orderly manner!!
I made the basket of the center diamond, ever-so-slightly coming out of the perimeter of the princess cut diamond so it gives the illusion of a bright halo and frame. Then I made a bridge that would have round brilliant cut diamonds set in individual square settings to match the square shape of the center diamond. I then created a frame for the diamond bridge with the edges of the band that rise up and hold the diamond.
I made Alison’s ring in several pieces in order to have perfect polish all over the ring and have the diamonds going underneath the princess cut diamond.
I absolutely love Alison’s ring and I absolutely enjoyed making it. What made it easy for me to be so creative was Casey’s trust in me. Casey is absolutely a delightful young man and I’m very happy that I was able to make this engagement ring for his beautiful and stylish Alison.
Casey just proposed to Alison and he sent me this picture, which made me sooooo happy!
Congratulations to both of you! I wish you the best!!