R2940, our French Cut Cushion Halo Ring, was so popular that we designed versions for different shapes! This delicate halo style is a classic choice for an engagement setting. It is now available for all diamond shapes.
Shown here are styles made for princess cut, marquise, pear and round diamond shapes.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
-From In Memoriam [Ring out, wild bells] by Lord Alfred Tennyson
We hope everyone’s 2014 is going well so far. As we look forward to the brand new year (while trying to stick to our recently devised resolutions) it reminds us of some jewelry we created which combined the old and new.
People often want to change or upgrade their ring, but then do not know what to do with their old diamond. Sometimes, people inherit diamonds or gemstones and want to set them in new jewelry. Instead of trying to ‘trade in’ former jewels, we recommend creating new jewelry for them. Sentimental stones can take on new life in modern settings, while you can choose the style of jewelry which you prefer. We have been lucky enough to work on several projects like this recently, and the results were phenomenal.
Our first upgrade like this was a personal favorite because it was one of our own staff’s diamonds. Jennifer had a diamond from a previous engagement ring. We created a rose gold bezel setting for it and strung it on a white gold chain to create this beautiful necklace. Jen recommends this for customers as a way to upgrade their engagement ring while still keeping their original diamond ‘close to their heart’.
Another ring we created was this impressive three halo ring- it is a three stone ring with a halo around each stone! The customer had a classic gold ring with three diamonds in it. We designed this custom setting from pictures that the customer sent us. We removed the three center diamonds from the old ring and set them in the new one, and they loved it!
One customer had a family ring with a center diamond and two sapphire side stones. The stones were all lovely, but they wanted something a little more modern with the old diamond. We fashioned exquisite diamond halo earrings for the sapphires, like ESPD5157, and set the center diamond into R2932, our twisted pave halo ring. The results were stunning!
Certain diamond shapes and sizes look incredibly beautiful when paired with particular settings. Here are some of our favorite combinations of diamonds and rings to help you decide the best diamond shapes for your engagement ring:
One of our favorite customizations of this ring is to add diamonds on the prongs for a very luxurious and romantic look. The diamonds in the gallery are visible to the wearer only, so it’s like a secret love note to your beloved.
For more petite round brilliant stones, such as .50 ct and below, the classic solitaire makes a charming counterpart.
Rectangular fancy shaped diamonds like Emerald cuts and elongated Radiants or Cushions look great in three stone rings. Some of Adiamor’s recent favorite custom rings have been rectangular fancy shapes in three stone rings with tapered baguette side stones.
Tip: If you are looking for a rectangular stone, make sure the length to width ratio is above 1.10. The most popular L:W ratios for emerald cuts are between 1.30-1.40, because this produces a rectangular shape. If you know you like a very long rectangle, feel free to go higher, though. Or, if you want a squarer rectangle, look for L:W ratios from 1.20-1.30. Any diamond with a L:W ratio below 1.05-1.08 (depending on cut) will appear as a square.
Yes! This beautiful halo setting is one of our newest additions to the website, and can accommodate both round and squarish cushion-cut diamonds beautifully.
R2940 immediately became an office and customer favorite. It features a delicate pave style with a classic, elegant look. One great benefit of this ring is that it makes all diamond shapes look fantastic. There are so many options for center stones, whether you love round brilliants, cushion cut diamonds, radiant cuts and more!
The original shape we created this ring for was a cushion cut diamond. We have also made this ring for a round brilliant diamond with a round halo. It looked exquisite.
Another option for round brilliant diamonds is mounting one in the cushion halo. If you want the brilliance of a round but love the cushion shape, this is an ideal option, as you can see in the picture below.
What do you think? Would you put a round diamond in an engagement ring made for a Cushion cut diamond? Let us know in the comments!
When thinking about buying an engagement ring online, you may want to go shop with your intended, or you may want to create a romantic surprise. You may decide to shop online, or you may wish to visit a jeweler and see the selection. Your purchase may be determined by your budget, the style and taste of your intended, popular trends or all three. Or, you may wish to buy according to your own taste, to express what you feel. No matter what your circumstances or choices may be, research into the wide range of diamond style and quality options is highly recommended and selection of a trusted jeweler is a must.
A knowledgeable and reputable seller of engagement rings online will, first and foremost, seek to educate you about diamond quality, certification, clarity, cut, color, shape and the advantages and disadvantages of various metals. Your selected jeweler must be ready and willing to answer your questions, give you a comparison of various loose diamonds that are within your budget and provide a diamond grading report. Remember that diamonds may be equal in carat weight, but have very different quality and price when the clarity, cut and color are considered. You’ll also want a jeweler who can provide an appraisal, an insurer, and financing options.
Make sure your jewelry manufacturer offers a very wide selection of diamonds and diamond ring settings as well as the option of designing your own ring. Essential to your purchase is the availability of experts who will talk with you by phone in order to assist you personally in every aspect of your choice. You must be comfortable with the quality of workmanship in the company you choose, selecting a company that offers items manufactured with a minimum of G/H color and VS clarity. Inquire as to whether your jeweler is a direct diamond importer and a jewelry manufacturer as this will make a big difference in getting the best price for your engagement ring. Also pay attention to the return policy and commitment to customer service.