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Laura Tedesco’s Engagement Ring


When someone is in the jewelry biz and deals with engagement rings on a daily basis, when it comes to having one yourself–well, that is actually a tough dilemma!  It took jewelry designer Laura Tedesco several months, a few inspiration boards, and long talks with her groom-to-be to decide on a final creation.  Luckily she is an amazing designer and had a gorgeous Asscher cut diamond to work with–here is her take on the beautiful design:

At the end of March 2012, the love of my life proposed to me with the most beautiful loose asscher cut diamond.  “What an amazing way to propose to a jewellery designer” everyone has said.  I was given the opportunity to design the ring of my dreams.  I definitely took my time with it, even though I wanted to show the world I was engaged as soon I could, but couldn’t rush such an important piece.  I wanted it to be perfect in every way possible.  Therefore, it was challenging to “commit” to a design let alone come up with the design because there are so many things in this world that inspire me. After much thought and picking the brain of my fiance, here are some of the images and ideas that went into creating, in my opinion, a time-less engagement ring. 

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1 Asscher cut diamond set in platinum. 2 Trapezoid diamond accents on either side, (these geometric step-cuts are my favourite). 6 Marquise cut yellow diamonds set in 18K yellow gold to form laurel shape and to represent yellow roses. 26 full cut round diamonds. Hand-engraving of the ancient laurel wreath motif to symbolize honour and mine and my fiance’s italian (me) and greek (him) decent.