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Ring Stories: Custom 19 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring & Wedding Rings

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.

Leonard and Zeljka Wedding
Leonard and Zeljka Wedding

 

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.

 

19 Karat White Gold Rings
19 Karat White Gold Rings

 

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.

Satin Finish Mens Wedding Band
Satin Finish Mens Wedding Band

 

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!

 

Adiamor Wedding and Engagement Rings
Adiamor Wedding and Engagement Rings

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!

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Emerald Cut Diamond Custom Engagement Rings

We recently built these two gorgeous custom engagement rings for emerald cut diamonds. Both center stones were each around .50 ct, but each one ring is so different- they really show the style of the customers! Take a peak at each of these custom emerald cut diamond rings below!

Custom Rose Gold Ring

This was a completely custom vintage-inspired rose gold ring. Check out the milgrain detailing!

Custom Rose Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Custom Rose Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Emerald Cut Halo Diamond Ring

This ring is R2940 built for an emerald cut diamond. R2940 can be custom built for many different diamond shapes or sizes!

Custom Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Custom Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
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Amazing Custom Engagement Rings with Square Diamonds

In the past few weeks we completed two custom engagement rings for square center diamonds. Each of them turned out so well, we had to share!

Square Center Diamond with Pave Setting

The first one is a R2847 which we customized to fit a princess cut center stone. You can see the square shape of the princess with its sharp corners.

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R2847 Custom Princess Engagement Ring

Radiant Diamond Three Stone

The second ring was a three stone design which we custom built for an exquisite 3 ct square radiant diamond. The side stones were trilliants. This classic yet modern design was incredibly stunning and impressive!

Radiant Diamond Three Stone Ring
Radiant Diamond Three Stone Ring

For a similar design, take a look at R2413.

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Radiant Diamond Custom Ring

We recently completed this gorgeous custom ring for a stunning 2.20 ct square radiant cut diamond. The ring is a three stone style with tapered baguette side stones. The style is timeless yet modern, with the classic design accenting the geometric modern diamond.

Custom Built Engagement for Radiant Diamond
Custom Built Engagement Ring for Radiant Diamond
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What is an Eternity Band?

An eternity band is a ring which has diamonds that go all the way around it. This type of ring comes in many shapes, sizes and styles. Many eternity rings have round diamonds, but they are also made with fancy shapes including princess, emerald cut and Asscher cut diamonds. Eternity bands are a classic choice for a ring, and have been incredibly popular throughout history.

Marilyn Monroe's Eternity Band

Marilyn Monroe’s Eternity Band

Adiamor specializes in custom designed eternity bands, similar to this gorgeous creation featuring emerald cut diamonds! Call Adiamor for pricing and details to create your one-of–kind diamond eternity ring. Or get Marilyn’s look for less, with this sophisticated invisible-set diamond baguette band.

Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Ring from Adiamor
Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Ring from Adiamor

Invisible Set Diamond Band

Invisible Set Diamond Band

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How to Personalize an Engagement Ring

If you’ve looked at scores of rings but none of them seems quite right for that special woman in your life, perhaps it’s time to think about what you can do to make your engagement ring reflect the unique love you feel. In short, why not find a way to personalize the item that is both an offer and a question? After all, the woman you’re planning to spend the rest of your life with deserves a singular expression of your devotion. If you’re not sure how to go about doing this, here are just a few suggestions that might help you along the way.

1. Choose the setting. One of the easiest ways to make an engagement ring special is to stay away from stock items and pick your own setting. Most online retailers offer you the option to select from a number of settings, and in most cases, you can add in many different kinds of stones to make your creation one-of-a-kind.

2. Choose the diamond. Once you’ve picked the setting, the next step is to select a diamond centerpiece. Of course, you should be aware that the band you choose may have some bearing on the size or shape of the diamond you can put in it, so you might have to go back and look again if you opt for a diamond that doesn’t fit your setting. However, a unique shape is a great way to make an engagement ring special. Just be aware that your woman may not like something that strays too far from the traditional fare (that would be a colorless, round-cut stone).

3. Add embellishments. The final step in creating your own ring is to bling it out with some add-ons. In this case, you should think about surrounding your central stone with diamond chips (or other gemstones). Particularly popular right now are pave halos (where the main stone is encircled by a “halo” of diamond chips). Also pretty are colored stones flanking the diamond, but this depends on your honey’s personal taste, so tread carefully when you add color.

4. Add an inscription. Nothing is more personalized than an inscription that holds meaning for you and your lady. Think about inscribing the band with the date you met, both of your names (followed by the word “forever”) or a short phrase that is meaningful only to the two of you.

5. See a designer. If all else fails, you can simply have a ring specially designed. The only problem is, this will likely cost you a lot, you may be at the whim of the designer, and without your girlfriend getting a gander beforehand, she may end up hating it.

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5 Reasons to Design Your Own Diamond Engagement Ring

You’ve seen the selection in the stores…the engagement rings you’ve come across seem to be nothing like the one you’ve got in your head. They’re either of the freakishly large Rachel Zoe variety or so small you’d need a microscope to see them. And the ones that are decently sized are colored, oddly shaped, or otherwise all wrong for you. You had visions of walking into a store only to be surrounded by a pile of sparkling diamonds so perfect that you just couldn’t decide, but as it turns out, you’re having the opposite problem. So if you want to get the ring of your dreams, what are you waiting for? Design it yourself.

1. It’s easy. Most websites have a create-your-own-ring feature. You can browse through a huge selections of diamonds using the four Cs to come up with the stone that perfectly matches your personality (2-carat, round, F color, FL-IF clarity, perhaps). Then all you have to do is choose a setting you love and, voilà! You’ve just designed your engagement ring.

2. It’s inexpensive. A ring in a store will cost you beaucoup bucks because it has probably gone through about a dozen middlemen before it ever reaches you, and it undergoes a markup each time. If you choose your ring online, and you pick the parts separately, then you can be pretty sure it’s passed through a lot less hands. And that’s why online retailers can offer such good deals.

3. No annoying sales people. By creating your own diamond ring, you won’t be subject to a cadre of sales people intent on selling you something you don’t want and can’t afford. You just open your browser and get exactly what you’re after.

4. Be creative. Choosing a ring is a very intense and personal experience. The process is all about you and you’re going to have to wear this ring for the rest of your life, so don’t be afraid to get creative and really express yourself through your choice of components.

5. No compromise. Most people end up getting something that is only marginally close to what they want because they simply can’t find quite what they’re looking for. But you don’t have to suffer this unfortunate fate. Simply browse online for the stones, the setting, and the overall style that fits your aesthetic. You’ll be glad you did every time you gaze at your ring finger.

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5 Ways to Make Her Engagement Ring Extra Special

Of course you want her engagement ring to be one of a kind. But you have to admit that when you browse the pages of a jeweler’s website, they all start to look the same after awhile. The many choices available for the modern man choosing a diamond can be pretty overwhelming and leave you feeling like a deer in the headlights. However, aside from practicing due diligence (consider learning the four Cs in preparation for your shopping spree), there are several ways you can make this special piece of jewelry even more one-of-a-kind.

1. Engraving. There is no better way to personalize a ring than by getting it engraved. You can have a jeweler stencil in your initials plus her initials, write in a touching phrase, or insert a private joke that will remind her of you every time she sees it. Whatever you write, it’s sure to add a touch of sentimental value that reinforces the bond that a ring represents.

2. Custom Design. Many jewelers offer custom creations for the client who has a little extra money to spend and a desire to get something different. You can help to come up with a design, ask to incorporate a certain style, symbol, or stone, or simply search for someone whose work you appreciate and let them do their thing.

3. Birthstone. Although you may want to stick to a classic, colorless diamond for the center stone, you can make her ring unique to her by adding accent stones from her birth month. As a bonus, you’ll prove once and for all that you actually know when her birthday is.

4. Heirloom. Giving her a ring that has been in your family for generations will let her know just how serious you are about spending the rest of your life with her. So call up your mom to see if you can get grandma’s engagement ring. If you don’t think she’ll like the band, you can always have the stone placed in another setting (save the old one!), but antique styles are very in right now.

5. Heritage. Consider choosing a ring that highlights her family heritage. If her ancestry is Irish for example, you could choose a Celtic knot design. Or if she’s Russian in origin, you could try to emulate one of the Romanov jewels. Whatever her family background, you should have no trouble researching the historical jewelry of her culture to show that her heritage is important to you.