Welcome to another installment of Adiamor’s Ring Stories! Here at Adiamor, we pride ourselves on working closely with clients and using our expertise to bring their design ideas to life, jointly creating the perfect piece of customized jewelry. Because proposals and engagements are so personal, we get a lot of special requests for custom engagement ring designs as well as requests to tweak some element of our existing styles. In the Ring Stories series, we bring you behind the scenes as we work to make engagement and wedding day dreams come true.
One of our more interesting recent projects came to us by way of Leonard and Zeljka, a couple from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. With plans for a summer wedding, Leonard approached us to discuss creating a complete wedding set including a wedding band for him and a matching engagement ring and wedding band for his bride to be.
Zeljka’s Wedding Rings
For Zeljka’s rings, Leonard knew that custom pieces designed with special details and new methods were the only way to go. With this in mind, we created the settings for both the engagement ring and matching diamond wedding band in 19 karat white gold.
19 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
A somewhat new addition to the family of fine jewelry metals, 19 karat white gold is a recently developed gold alloy incorporating metals that were once deemed too difficult to procure or work with, most commonly palladium. This innovation results in white gold using no nickel (a popular base metal but a common allergen) that is stronger, harder, and requires no rhodium plating. Zeljka’s rings will never look dull or yellowish as traditionally created white gold sometimes does over time, ensuring that her jewelry will always be as beautiful and vibrant as it was the day she put it on.
Zeljka’s engagement ring features a flared band with 0.50cttw in channel set princess cut accent diamonds, and a gorgeous 1.01 carat princess cut center stone in F color and SI2 clarity. The matching wedding band is a classic channel set eternity ring with princess cut diamonds in a total carat weight of 0.25.
Leonard’s Wedding Band
Like many grooms, Leonard wanted a wedding band that would complement his bride’s dazzling diamonds without upstaging them. He chose a pipe cut men’s wedding band in a satin finish, with a high polish off-center groove accent. Leonard’s ring is a part of our permanent collection and can be purchased from Adiamor at RB1095.
Above, Leonard’s wedding band shines in one of our signature boxes, accompanied by his other accessories for the ceremony. Working with this client was a joy from start to finish, and the happy couple was kind enough to share some photos from their special day including this one with a guest appearance from a lucky ladybug!
In Adiamor’s Ring Stories, we feature the custom rings that we found exceptional joy in creating, and the happy couples that wear them. Check this blog regularly for more Ring Stories and other behind-the-scenes info, style tips, jewelry in the news, and more!