Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Too Cute

rose cut white diamond set in 14k rose gold

Rose cut diamond 3 mm in diameter and weights 0.07carats. Round band approximately 1.5mm in thickness. $330.00 USD

Images are from blancamonrosgomez

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Saw a Mine Cut Diamond Last Night

Last night I met a lovely woman that was purposed to with a Georgian style engagement ring from Doyle and Doyle. Doyle and Doyle is a jewelry store in New York that specializes in antique and estate sale jewelry. Her ring was rose gold with a very unique setting called a buttercup and a beautiful mine cut diamond set in the center. The stone had a lot of fire and luster.

Old Mine 1.04ct Bead Set Engraved Side Platinum Ring centering an old mine brilliant (G-H color, VS2 clarity). (SKU: 10368) $7500.00
Rose Cut Diamond Ring centering a buttercup set foil backed rose cut diamond. The ring fashioned in 10k yellow gold. Georgian with contemporary shank. (SKU: 20176) $2500

Rings above are from doyle and doyle

Rings like this are often passed down from generation to generation. A tradition I fully endorse. If your looking for a antique heirloom ring in New York Doyle and Doyle is a great shop. There are many antique jewelry store out there, you just need to do your homework and look for store with a good reputation. Recently I was in New Orleans and found some really lovely pieces at the Silver Smith in the French Quarter for 1000-1600$.

18K white gold and set with seven round diamonds of .33 carat total weight. The center diamond is .25 carat. The center diamond is set in a six prong mounting, above a shimmering band of small diamonds and intricate carving. $1225

18K white gold and set with a .13 carat round diamond. A square box with carved corners holds the center stone.$500
Rings above are from Circa 1930s

One can also find many online stores like Circa 1930s that manufacture replications of antique rings . If you are shopping for an antique and estate ring don't exclude rings without diamonds, and make sure to get legitimate paper work appraising the stone.

Images are from doyle and doyle and Circa 1930s

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Me&Ro One-of-a-Kind Engagement Rings

Limited Edition 18K Gold Simple Flat Diamond Stackable Ring

diamond slice,18K gold sits a top a thin gold band. Each diamond is a one of a kind and while diamond size will vary, approximate size is 3/16" by 1/4".


Limited Edition 18K Gold Oval Purple Sapphire with Lotus Motif

A beautiful purple-violet sapphire is the centerpiece of this extraordinary ring. Bezel set atop an 18k gold band engraved with lotus petals and set with 7 small diamonds, this large oval stone has a subtle glamor that is alluring and captivating, size 7.5


Limited Edition 18K Gold Cushion Shape Rosecut Ring

This ring can be sized upon request and is subject to prior sale.


One-of-a-Kind 18K Gold Cushion Shape Green Tourmaline


Images are from Me & Ro

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Mens Bands

It was brought to my attention that I have not been equal-opportunity and I do apologize. I'm going to correct that with this post and with future postings. In this day and age how could I forget that a woman is free to propose to a man and men propose to other men.

Double eternity band made with sterling silver, 18ky gold, raw diamond cube beads (11 ct) on gold pins, hand forged and fabricated 8mm wide x 3mm thick $3,300

TRDRbillie-g Side channel eternity band 18ky gold, raw diamond cubes (3.3ctw), princess cut diamonds (.21ctw), hand forged and fabricated 7mmwide x 3.5mm thick $6,600 :

TRDR509pd Eternity band 22ky gold, raw diamond cubes (1.995ctw), hand forged and fabricated. $5,500:

TRDR506l Side channel eternity band palladium, raw diamond cubes (.67 ct), hand forged and fabricated8mm wide x 2mm thick $2,640:

TRDR125 Double eternity band made with sterling silver, 18ky gold, raw diamond cube beads (11 ct) on gold pins, hand forged and fabricated 8mm wide x 3mm thick $3,300 All above images areby Todd Reed

The first series of rings are by Todd Reed. His work is very raw, masculine, and rugged. He uses raw diamonds, an untraditional material, channel setting them in a number of pieces with a combination of metals. Todd Reed's work feels modern and ancient all at the same time. I particular like ring TRDR506l color and finish with the small diamonds worked in to the side of the band. Ring TRDR125 metals combination and diamond work is really striking.

18K ROSE GOLD BANDS Men's for $420.00 20k gold man - woodgrain for $920.00 or 18K white gold man- woodgrain for$720.00 MEN'S WIDE WOOD GRAIN TEXTURE BAND Custom Wedding Band Shown in 18K White Gold by Sarah Perlis

The next few rings are from Sarah Perlis. Perlis' work is refined with faint textures and far more traditional. Her work is elegant but not too feminine.

Titanium and Bois de Rose Wood Ring Wedding Band $199.00,Titanium and Carbon Fiber Wedding Band $169.00, Bois de Rose and Titanium Narrow Band Wood Ring $199.00, Titanium with Ebony and Hand Wound Carbon Fiber Wedding Band Wood Ring $169.00 by Zoe & Doyle

Bronze and gray. narrow. titanium band $50.00,Purple and Satin. Titanium band $59.00,Merlot and gray. Titanium wedding band set $85.00,Sky blue and gray. wide. titanium band $53.00 by Zoe & Doyle

The last group comes from Zoe & Doyle. Their work is extremely modern not just in look but also materials and technique. This first group has a variety of inventive material combinations of wood, metal, ebony or carbon fiber. The final group comes from Zoe & Doyle are all Titanium bands, a very popular material for mens' rings. The jeweler is able to play with the color with the metal producing a lot of surprising combinations. I have to say I favor the matte finish combinations.

I don't have examples posted but Tungsten, Platinum and Palladium are also very popular metals for mens' band.

Images are from Todd Reed, Sarah Perlis and Zoe & Doyle

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Simple Two Prong Solitaire Ring On Sale

Two Prong Solitaire Ring

18k yellow gold two prong mount with 0.20ct diamond.
Available sizes: 6.5

CDN $1,237.50 (about 1161.01 USD)
Regular price $1650

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Images are from anne sportun site

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Check Out Adel Cheridi In Person NYC Area

Platinum. Princess cut diamond. main stone:0.80ct D color SI1. EGL certificate available Other stones available
Side stones' total carat weight: 0.32ct.

Adel Cheridi

October 17-18
Crafts on Columbus
Columbus Ave from 77th-81st Streets New York City

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Thursday, September 10, 2009


18k white gold with 15cttw center diamond. $970.00, Steel Ring with Cognac diamond is .10cctw.$275.00, 18k yellow gold with Cognac diamond is .10cctw.$535.00

Rings from the shadow collection

Sarah Graham's Pebble Collection has some nice solitaries that are simple with unique texturing and petite diamonds. I find her blackened steel work really interesting and different. Grahams mixing of blackened steel with finished gold bezel setting, set with the cognac diamond is seen throughout her Pebble collection. The diamonds really pop with the contrast between the two metals and on the larger band it really shows even more so. If you like the blackened band I recommend looking at some of her other pieces in the Pebble collection. There are some very ornate wide bands worth looking into for wedding bands.

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Image are from
Sarah Graham site