This elegant engagement ring features a cushion cut center diamond in a four prong setting atop a split shank with diamond and milgrain accents. The design was developed for a client from Renton, WA, who collaborated with our team both online and in person in our Bellevue, WA showroom to finalize the details of the piece.
The diamond at the center of this ring is a beautiful cushion cut stone that’s held securely in an open four-prong setting. We initially thought we’d have to add rails on the fronts of the ring to make sure the setting was strong enough, but after some adjusting, we managed to eliminate those rails. The result is a clear view of the stone from both sides of the ring, and this really allows the beauty of the diamond to shine through. Diamond Engagement Rings
Split Shank and Accents
The platinum shank is solid on the bottom, but it splits into two strands as it nears the stone at the top. This helps maintain the balance of the piece as it transitions from the thin, delicate band up to the larger center setting holding the diamond. The way the split ends of the shank move up to cradle the main stone makes for a smooth, fluid presentation.
Starting at about the half-way point, the shank is also lined with bright cut set diamond accents. These begin as two parallel rows on either side, and then continue on, with one on each split strand of the shank, until they tuck under the center diamond. The rows of accent diamonds are also lined with milgrain, which brings a bit of vintage flair to the piece.
Style and Customization Options
This is an elegant and classic design, but it also offers many options for customization if you’re interested in adjusting it so it better reflects your individual style. For instance, you could go with a channel setting for the accent diamonds rather than the bright cut to give the ring a modern feel. Or if you want to go more in the vintage direction, you could switch to rose gold for a warmer look and increased contrast.
Using different gemstones, either in the center position or as the accents, is another way to include something of personal significance in the piece. And along these same lines, you may want to consider adding some custom engraving in a pattern that has special meaning for you and your partner.
No matter what you choose, though, our professional team is here to assist you. We’re always glad to offer suggestions and guidance to help you find just the right combination of features to achieve the look you’re after. And we’ll always let you view and critique the design we’ve developed before turning it over to our highly-skilled artisans.
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Includes: Bright Cut , Milgrain , Polished , Split Shank , Platinum , Diamond , Cushion , Claw Prong
Details listed for size: 7.00:
72 Diamonds - .19 ctw
Clarity: VS2 - Color: F-G
Center: Diamond - 1.00ct
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