(item # 102956)
This elegant engagement ring features a round brilliant cut diamond prong set atop a classic yellow gold band. It was created for a client from Newcastle, WA, who initiated the custom design process over the phone before coming into our Bellevue, WA showroom personally to look at some sample pieces and discuss his vision for the piece. Design Your Own Engagement Ring
He originally wanted to purchase a diamond elsewhere and have us set it, but in the end, he decided to source the diamond through us as well. After learning about his preferences, we put together a CAD model of his design, and he quickly approved it so we could move into production and meet his desired deadline.
The diamond at the center of this ring is 1.40 carats and round brilliant cut. It’s the lone gemstone in this ring, making it a solitaire, and this is generally considered the most traditional of engagement ring designs. The client wanted to make sure the diamond was the main focus of the ring, and so we built it to achieve this vision. Solitaire Engagement Rings
Although every solitaire ring only has one diamond, there are a nearly infinite number of shapes and styles they can display. Organic or vintage themes are possible, as are rings with a more modern or contemporary feel. For this piece, the client wanted the look to be as classic as possible, and that was the direction that guided our creative choices.
To keep the diamond in the most prominent position, we placed the setting directly on top of a perfectly round, flat band. The ring and setting are made from 18k yellow gold, and its warm tones contrast nicely with the sparkling white of the diamond, helping it to stand out as well. The polished finish on this piece only help intensify that effect, and the clean, straight lines of the prongs highlight the beautiful cut of the diamond itself.
Includes: Polished, Solitaire, Yellow Gold, Classic, Diamond, Round,
Before I go on, I just want to say I had an awesome experience at Joseph Jewelry, specifically with the custom engagement ring I got from them. From the start, they were extremely welcoming and I couldn't have asked for more. Their numerous 5 star reviews on Google and Yelp are definitely well deserved! Ok, now that you know you need to check these guys out if you're in the market for jewelry, I'll go into more detail. I had done a ton of research, gone ring shopping with the now fiance, and considered everything. My plan was to get a loose diamond from Blue Nile (father-in-law to be thought he'd be able to get a discount through friends he had worked with there). I had shopped around, and a lot of the places wouldn't set the loose diamond on one of their rings for me, whether it be a liability issue or they just plain didn't want to do it which is perfectly understandable. That being said, I was expecting more of the same when I decided to give Joseph Jewelry a call. I spoke on the phone with Pascale, the marketing director, and she was so nice and easy to talk to! She told me that it was no problem, but there was a setting fee ($375/carat). This wasn't an issue since I was anticipating a good deal on the diamond itself. I was excited and hopeful! Also, She wasn't pushy at all, and really epitomizes customer service, not to mention she was the absolute sweetest! She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I quickly decided to swing in and check out some bands. I told Pascale I was going to come in within the hour, so when I got in I was able to speak with her and she showed me around and worked with me to get an idea of what I was looking for, which was a classic solitaire band where the diamond sits on top of the ring (to really accentuate the centerpiece diamond). We looked at different settings and talked through my desired specifications. She then called over Joseph and he was able to offer his input and ask great questions to make sure we got the perfect custom ring made. I was on a tight schedule and since there weren't too many intricacies, Joseph was able to expedite the process to meet my deadline (within a week or so). He got his design team to work up CAD images for me to see and approve before they started work. If we had more time, they would have been able to produce a mold for me which I thought would be cool too. To add yet another layer, the Blue Nile connection fell through so I ultimately decided to come back to Joseph to purchase a diamond for the ring. Of course he waived the setting fee, included his standard lifetime cleaning, and eligibility for his diamond buyback program (if you ever wanted to upgrade your rock). They were again more than accommodating and helped me pick the perfect diamond. Price was also very reasonable, and I'm even happy the Blue Nile thing fell through! The process was discrete, I was able to message back and forth with Joseph and his team through their website. They kept me in tune with progress and were very good about providing updates. I worked with Usiel and he was very prompt in giving me status and responding to any questions I had. Alright, this review is getting a little long, let me sum it up. Everyone at Joseph Jewelry was a joy to work with and my fiance absolutely loves/obsesses over the ring I got her. We will be coming back for ring cleaning/maintenance and our wedding bands as well. Couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out, nothing but the highest praise! Go to Joseph Jewelry, you won't regret it!
Details listed for size 6.50
18k Yellow Gold Ring
Center: Diamond - 1.40ct