This afternoon we’re craving rocks – and we’ve got the sparkle to back it up. We’ve been adding more vintage inspired and platinum baubles to our wishlist, but today we’re especially interested in big diamonds. You know, the type that make you lean to the left when you walk. The sort that cause a glare in photographs. The kind that are such head-turners we’ve got chiropractors thanking us for booming business. In other words, we like big diamonds and we cannot lie. Especially when they’re mounted in beautifully unique engagement rings settings. White metal still rules the bridal trend scene (although requests for rose gold and yellow gold engagement rings have certainly been on the rise) so today we’re showcasing out white gold and platinum favorites.
Hello, lover. Micropave split shanks meet diamond studded shoulders before bowing down to a square pave frame mounted with a gorgeous .71ct round brilliant diamond (in addition to the 1 ctw of accent diamonds).
This ring is the definition of refined glamour. A beautiful, prisitine GIA certified G colored VS 2 1.09ct cushion cut diamond is set flush with a platinum halo of .40ctw round brilliants. The shank is a simple, platinum rounded band that won’t compete with the center show.
Mixing two different types of diamond cuts is one of our favorite ways to create a unique engagement ring look. The stunning 1.16 carat center stone shows off its fabulous color (F) and impeccable clarity (VS2) with a minimalist, clear step cut. The side stones (approximately another carat) sparkle with lots of fire thanks to their brilliant cut, but their trapeze shape nicely mimics the rigid lines of the center diamond. All set in platinum to create an extra luxe look.
Did you just audibly gasp? Good, that’s the appropriate reaction. First of all, let’s discuss the center stone, since there’s no tip-toeing around this elephant in the room. A fabulous, 2.20 ct princess cut, G colored, internall flawless center stone compeletely dominates this ring (in the best possible way). As if that wasn’t enough, an additional carat and a half of round brilliant diamonds studs the shanks. Can you say “yowza?”
We’re still swooning over all the new engagement rings we got in to our Boca jewelry store last week. With vintage details and beautiful EGL certified diamond center stones, it’s no wonder we can’t get enough. One setting that we’re particularly attracted to is the picture frame setting. Similar to a halo style engagement ring, the picture frame setting features a beautiful surround of pave, channel set or micropave diamonds on the center stone. Plus, the picture frame setting gives you the best of both worlds: if you love the look of a square setting, but fall in love with every round diamond you see, problem solved.
2.33 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
On this beautiful ring, a small space between the diamond and the frame create a beautiful, open and airy look from the negative space. This has two benefits – one, you get the diamond-enhancing look of a traditional halo, but with a slightly more unique look. Also, should you ever want to upgrade to a larger center stone in the future, your setting allows you to do so.
Platinum Art Deco Inspired 2.34 ct engagement ring
This beauty features an octagon of diamonds (rounds and square shaped step cuts) arranged around a large bezel set round. In case that wasn’t enough diamonds for you (completely understandable), there’s a sprinkling of pave on the shank too!
Vintage style 2.05ct diamond and platinum engagement ring
We just love this stunning and unique engagement ring. Its unusual shape only attracts more attention to the gorgeous (and huge) bezel set diamond. But not to be outshone, the frame features 4 more bezel set rounds with platinum milgrain accents, and two rows of smaller rounds embedded into it.
We just got in a slew of new antique style engagement rings. We had several of our loose diamonds set into the most beautiful platinum vintage style mountings. There are several Art Deco style settings, some vintage style, and plenty of antique style – they’re all gorgeous. Today we’re showing off just a small selection (but don’t worry, we’re adding more and more to our online showroom every day!)
Platinum Vintage Style 1.02 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
We love this ring with a capital LOVE. You’ve probably seen it on our Instagram feed if you follow us, we’re so obsessed. A beautiful .80 carat round brilliant diamond is set in prongs inside a cushion shaped inner frame. An outer frame of round brilliant cut diamonds creates a floating halo, and more rounds are mounted into the shank. The gallery also features a Victorian swirling detail.
Platinum Vintage Style Diamond Engagement Ring
This stunning .65 ct round brilliant gets special treatment from stacked round brilliant accent diamonds, graduated round brilliants down the shank, and patterned engraving all over. The gallery is also diamond studded scrollwork, and is truly magnificent from any angle.
This diamond’s inclusions called for a more intricate setting. Its internal characteristics aren’t as prominent to the naked eye as they are to our camera lens, but we still thought this nicely sized diamond would shine in a design with lots of elements – there are an additional .36 carats of accent diamonds (marquises and rounds) set into the pattern of the setting.
We love a round diamond set into a square prong – it gives the ring an extra element of interest. This particular ring is set with a modern round brilliant, which is fun because you typically see this style set with an Old European cut stone. Delicate diamond pave sprinkles half way across the shank, adding an extra layer of sparkle to your fingers.
Happy May Day! Happy Hump Day! And most importantly, happy Wedding Wednesday! We’re celebrating the beginning of one of our favorite months (emeralds, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Sunfest, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, what’s not to love?) But best of all, May brings flowers! Not that the landscaping at our Boca Raton jewelry store isn’t always bursting with bougainvillaea and azaleas, but still, May seems more floral than any other month! And also bursting into bloom are our showcases – floral inspired rings are one of our favorite engagement ring styles. This motif stems (pun intended) from the Victorian era most heavily, but elements of Georgian era jewelry can also be spotted. Check out our favorites below!
Vintage Platinum Diamond Wedding Band – note technically an engagement ring, but we can’t get enough of the leaf motif that the marquise cuts create.
Tiffany & Co. Platinum and Diamond Victoria Collection Ring
Vintage Style Platinum 2.69ct Round Diamond Ring with GIA Report
3 Carat Round Diamond Engagement Ring Set in Platinum
Readers, it’s time for some real talk. We’d like to chat about the Gretchen Rossi engagement ring pictures making the internet rounds, but first we want to make a few things clear.
- Nothing but love for Gretchen proposing to him – we think it’s great when women pop the question and doubly great that Slade has a man-gagement ring (and it’s really cool too – black gold with black diamonds.)
- We’re based in Boca Raton. The bigger the diamond, the better. The bigger the fancy yellow, even better – hello, we collect 12 carat internally fancy yellows like no one’s business. It pains us and confuses us that we dislike this ring so much.
- Engagement rings are highly personal statements. One woman’s treasure is another’s travesty, so obviously our opinion means zilch to Gretchen, who we’re assuming loves her ring. All that being said, we can’t bring ourselves to ooh and ahh over this ring the way we do over the dozens we ogle each day.
There’s just something so off about this ring. The 4 carat round brilliant fancy yellow diamond looks like it’s got an impeccable clarity grade, but that color is just so off. It looks either irradiated (which is fine, when it’s done right) or like a strange shade of vivid FY. Bringing it back to the positive, jeweler Danny Arik’s addition of a white diamond frame around the stone is lovely. It adds a nice finish to the stone, which would have looked strange in just a prong setting. We’re not nuts about the addition of the trapeze cut white diamonds on the side (we would have preferred just the round brilliant in the white diamond picture frame setting). But, in the O.C., more is more. No comment on her statement nail.