This incredible engagement ring features a hexagonal white diamond and two round black diamonds set in the center of an octopus-shaped centerpiece that’s pave set with rubies, all atop a platinum band. It was created for a couple from Seattle, WA, and we made wedding bands for both of them at the same time. Design Your Own Ring
The clients had a very specific idea about the design they wanted incorporated into this piece. They shared several photos and sketches of the octopus shape they had in mind, which was based on a stuffed animal. They also knew they wanted it to be red, and we initially proposed forming the body from rose gold.
However, they decided that they wanted the red to be more vivid, and so we suggested pave setting rubies to achieve the look they wanted. They were very happy with this suggestion, and so we moved on to the CAD portion of the custom design process. At this point, they liked the general layout of the octopus, but they had a few minor adjustments they wanted to make to the placement of the eyes and mouth. They also requested that we shorten the legs slightly, and once everything was just right, they gave their approval for us to move into production.
White and Black Diamonds
There are two small round black diamonds in this piece, and they’re positioned to act as the eyes of the octopus. These are pave set in with the rubies, which allows them to stand out thanks to their color, but not overshadow the rest of the design. Custom Engagement Rings
The mouth of the octopus is formed from a round 0.04 carat hexagonal diamond that’s bezel set in platinum between and just below the eyes. The hexagonal shape of the diamond was something the clients specifically requested. and we were able to locate exactly one that would work in the way they wanted.
Pave Set Rubies
Two hundred and two small round rubies are pave set across the body and legs of the octopus to give it the brilliant red color the clients were hoping for. We initially had these set in rose gold, but after seeing versions with the various metal options available, the clients decided to go with all platinum to make the stones really stand out.
Includes: Bezel, Gemstones, Contemporary, Diamonds, Knife Edge, Pave, Polished, Platinum, Color Diamond, Diamond, Unique, Custom Cut Gemstone, Ruby,
Details listed for size 5.50
202 Rubies - .86 ctw
2 Black Diamonds - .02 ctw