(item # 102018)
This elegant engagement ring features a large blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds and perched atop a split shank studded with more diamonds. It was created to go with wedding band #102023 as part of a bridal set for a client from Seattle, WA, and because we created both rings at the same time, we were able to ensure that all design elements matched exactly.
Sapphire is a popular alternative to diamond for use as a center in an engagement ring, due in part to its associations with loyalty, reliability, love, sincerity, and purity. Including a sapphire is also a great way to add some color to your ring, and this piece features a 3.20 carat cushion cut stone with a rich blue hue that contrasts beautifully with the sparkling white of the accent diamonds.
The somewhat oval shape of the sapphire has several benefits that add to the beauty of the ring when worn. For instance, it makes the gem appear larger than one of a similar carat weight with a deeper cut would seem to be. It also makes your fingers look longer when worn, which is an effect that many women prefer. Sapphire Engagement Rings.
Surrounding the sapphire is a halo of french cut set diamonds, and these help intensify the sparkle of the main stone through their contrasting colors as well as their ability to reflect extra light back up onto it. Including diamonds in this way also gives a nod to tradition, and it lets you incorporate the symbolism they carry.
There are also french cut set diamonds running along both branches of the split shank, from the center setting to down to just past the midway point of the band. This ties in with the diamonds used in the wedding band as well as those found in the halo above, and when the two rings are worn together, it makes for a truly stunning statement. Design Your Own Engagement Ring
Includes: Gemstones, Diamonds, Sapphire, French Cut, Halo, Cathedral, Polished, Platinum, Split Shank, Classic, Sapphire, Oval, Color Gemstone,
Details listed for size 5.75
74 Diamonds - .74 ctw
Clarity: VS2 - Color: F-G
Center: Blue Sapphire - 3.20ct