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The New “Not So” Classic Engagement Rings


I’ve been having a lot of fun lately! I can’t believe it’s mid September and the holiday season is just around the corner.

I have been so busy that I haven’t had much time to write. However, over the next few weeks, I have a lot of fantastic stories coming to you about inspiration, amazing clients and all that fun jazz. (Honestly, did I really just say that?)

So let’s get down to business! For the past several months, I’ve been in a creative firestorm, designing like a mad woman and developing great content for the jewelry designers that I mentor.

With that being said, I love beauty and I love sharing it. So, I thought I’d keep this short and sweet and feature some of the gorgeous not so classic engagement rings I’ve been designing.

Sapphires and Rose Gold

Sapphires and Rose Gold

Sapphires and Rose Gold

One of my all-time favorite designs is this gorgeous heirloom inspired sapphire and rose gold ring. The custom design features a halo of champagne diamonds and a beautiful hammered finish.

My client, Justin, had to take a huge leap of faith working with me. I convinced him to take a complete 180-turn from the original traditional idea he had come up with.

The result: the most ecstatic fiancé. I nailed it to a T.

Imperial Topaz and 18K gold

Imperial Topaz and 18K gold

Imperial Topaz and 18K gold

Sometimes clients come to me for something quite out of the ordinary. Magnolia and Brad came to me to design their unique rings (more about Brad’s in another post). As a yoga teacher, Magnolia knew that she wanted a stone that was going to benefit energetically.

When she told me that she wanted a 3-carat Asscher Cut Imperial Topaz, I said no problem. I was quick to learn that it’s impossible to find a 3-carat Asscher Imperial Topaz, but I wouldn’t let that stop me. I sourced a different cut stone and hade her imperial topaz cute specifically for this stunning ring.

The result: a happy yogini

Cushion Halo with Opal Details

Cushion Halo with Opal Details

Cushion Halo with Opal Details

I love a classic engagement ring! So when Jesse and Jo came to me for a modern take on classic platinum, I was all for it!

Their request was to incorporate Opal into the design. I was hesitant at first because opals are such a soft stone and they can break quite easily. However, I designed a gallery detail underneath the stone to add just a flash of opalescence to the ring. Surprising details are my favorite.

The Result: a new classic reinvented

More examples of my work are coming soon. But hold on a sec… I want to hear from you!

In the comments below, tell me which design you love the most and why!

Remember, my life is incomplete without clients like you. If you are interested in having a piece of fine jewelry designed perfectly for you, shoot me an email now.

Let’s get started!

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