This elegant engagement ring features a round tanzanite tension set in a wrapped white gold shank, with custom handmade filigree accents on either side. It was created for a client from Edmond, OK, who contacted us online to learn more about the custom design process. He had found a ring that he liked on our website and wanted to find out how he could adjust it to make it match his vision and also fit within his budget.
The center stone in this ring is a 1.08 carat tanzanite with a stunning blue fire. It is framed beautifully by the two edges of the split shank that come up to wrap around it, with one on top and one on the bottom. The client considered several options for the center stone, including blue zircon, which was used in his original inspiration piece.
Because this tanzanite is the only gemstone in the ring, it is considered a solitaire piece. This is a traditional choice for an engagement ring, and while diamonds are the most common gemstones used in this type of ring, choosing a gemstone with special significance to you as a couple as this client did can add a wonderful layer of meaning. Solitaire Engagement Rings
Wrapped Shank and Filigree
The shank of this ring features a slight wave on each side as it moves from the bottom up towards the main setting. This was something the client requested because he had seen it in another ring and liked the way it looked. It did prevent us from engraving the message he had intended on the inside, however, due to how narrow the shank is and the way it curves.
There is a split in the band at about the one-quarter point, and this results in a larger section that thickens vertically as it moves to wrap around one side of the center tanzanite. The second, smaller section on each side stays lower, meeting the side of the center setting at a soft angle. This makes it seem like that piece passes through beneath the main stone to connect to the corresponding strand on the other side when the ring is viewed straight on from the top.
The space between these two strands on each of the shank shoulders is filled with a delicate curling filigree, the shape of which complements the overall flow of the band nicely. The client had also originally wanted to add some custom hand engraving to the outside of the ring, but he decided to wait and potentially do that later to mark an anniversary or another significant milestone in the relationship.
Includes: Gemstones , Filigree , Polished , Solitaire , Split Shank , Wrapped , White Gold , Color Gemstone , Tanzanite
Details listed for size: 4.00:
14k White Gold Ring
Hand Made Filigree
Center: Tanzanite - 1.08ct
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