Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
14kt Art Deco Engraved Diamond Ring $100.00 USD
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The rings are from a Greek designer named Konstantino.
Our rings were designed back in 2002 and to the best of my knowledge are not in production any longer with the the red tourmaline setting. The metals are sterling silver and 18k gold. We chose Konstantino for our rings because we wanted Renaissance style, matching wedding bands that were a good balance between masculine and feminine aspects with a strong historical element in their design. We also were set on having an actual designer create them and not buying mass production pieces that went into every jewelry shop known to man. While these were not one of a kind pieces, it was a great compromise and affordable ($900 for both rings) for a couple who wanted killer rings while being profoundly broke. We knew we'd found our match after we saw his pieces in a Khoury Bros. shop in Maryland. It took a few months to have the rings made and then a little bit longer to get them shipped in from Greece, but it was absolutely worth the wait.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I stopped by ABC Home & Carpet today and found a few really nice simple pieces. The best part is that some where also on sale for 10-30% . My favorite was a bezel set deep colored orange chocolate diamond in gold for 800$. This was not on sale but still great. I think it was a size 5.5. It had a very thin delicate band with a extremely sparkly .25 diamond with no visible t o the naked eye inlusions. SO GO CHECK IT OUT
Saturday, January 9, 2010
GVS1, nearly colorless with very few slight inclusions completely invisible to the naked eye) set into 14kt palladium white gold. $3,800.00 USD
4 Stone Eternity ask for pricing based on metal used
Pink Gold and .5 carat White Sapphire Solitaire $630.00 USD
Raw Circle Wedding set Raw Circle Ring, Pendant, Earring
1 5mm white sapphire Raw Circle Hatshepsut triple banded ring, one 5mm white sapphire Raw Circle pendant with 16 inch traditional sterling chain with lobster class, 4mm white sapphire Raw Circle Studs.Set $540 USD
Gold and Pink Tourmaline
Lady and Gent set. 5mm rose pink moissanite solitaire set in recycled argentium white silver $480.00 USD
One of her signature series is the Raw Circle . The pieces from this collection have bezel set stones with simple bands. The bezel is hammered with patterns that remind me of tool marks in clays like cuneiform. She uses sliver something I haven't seen in use much on wedding ring but I like the idea that you will see the wear of time on the ring. Sliver scratch and wears. So the ring ages and wears like ones relationship. Single B Beautiful also uses a really lovely shade of rose gold. The rose gold compliments the white sapphires very nicely and some of her other pieces with colored gems like pink moissanite, tourmaline or violet sapphires. So, check her out if your looking for something modern and organic that very reasonably priced and special.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Custom designed platinum ring with side trillion cut diamonds and a lab created princess cut blue sapphire.
Recently, I was in the DC, North Virginia area for the holidays and I saw two very nice custom rings. The first ring that I'm showing I was surprised to find came from Kay Jeweler's. I figured that Kay only did custom rings in terms of using pre-made settings and adding stones. However, the Kay Jeweler's this couple went to happened to work with local jewelers in the area, and this couple was able to get a completely original custom design with a Celtic influence. The Bride had to have the ring in platinum due to her job in Chemistry. If it was in white gold the rhodium coating would come off from the chemicals she works with.