This stylish men’s wedding ring features a row of channel set blue sapphires, flanked on either side by a platinum cable inlay, and accented with contrasting finishes on the palladium band. It was created for a client from Raleigh, NC, who reached out to us online with a clear idea of the ring she wanted us to create.
To begin the custom design process, she shared her inspiration piece with us and outlined the modifications she’d like to make. She also asked about the options for different metal combinations, and we helped her find the right one to get the look she was after.
Channel Set Sapphires
The main change the client made to her inspiration piece was to use a row of round channel set blue sapphires in the middle rather than a third rope inlay. This gives the piece a much more upscale look without adding too much sparkle, and it also introduces a lovely contrast. The use of a channel setting here is essential to the overall aesthetic as well, since it allows the rich blue of the sapphires to show through clearly without overwhelming the piece.
On either side of the line of sapphires and equidistant from the edges of the band, a twisted cable inlay made from platinum wire runs all the way around the ring. These frame the sapphires beautifully, and they also add wonderful texture and depth to the design. The use of platinum for these inlays creates an ever-so-slight contrast with the palladium that makes up the body of the ring as well.
As a final touch, the top surfaces of the piece feature a brushed finish, while the platinum inlays are polished. This subtle use of contrasting finishes highlights the separation of the two sections, and it gives the ring a satisfying, balanced feel. Design Your Own Wedding Ring
Includes: Brushed, Cable, Channel, Gemstones, Contrasting Finish, Polished, Palladium, Sapphire,
Details listed for size 9.25
7 mm wide
49 Blue Sapphires - 1.08 ctw