Photos via Ariel Gordon’s Blog
Some days I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to pick out an engagement ring–then there’s other days where I’m like “I definitely just want an Emerald cut solitaire.” But then a week later, that idea is out the window. I recently was reading some fellow jewelers’ blogs and couldn’t stop admiring the above photos. Each and every one of those rings is truly beautiful in their own way. I think myself and any other woman out there, would be completely proud if she owned one of the above. Sentiment over style is a good thing to keep in mind. Jeweler Ariel Gordon is on the quest for her perfect ring, which is even harder to do while trying to match up an 80 year old heirloom wedding band! Hey Ariel, when you find it, send us a picture–we’d love to post it here on Gem Gossip! And good luck!!
Here are some engagement rings that stood out to me–of course the real test would be trying them on to see if it truly “fits” you. This one is a beautiful Edwardian Era ring, with a 1/2 carat cushion cut diamond in the center, 14k white gold. There are old mine and rose cut diamonds surrounding the center stone, which give this ring a lot of character–and .70 carats worth! Price: $1650 from Israel Rose.
I love this option because it is simple (the solitaire) yet has some beautiful scrollwork in the setting. This is from the Victorian Era, and is very unique with the diamond being an Old Mine cut. Can’t find that anymore! The setting is 10k yellow gold and total weight of .80 carats. Price: $2850 from Israel Rose.
I find the baguette cut, as well as the emerald cut, to be so intriguing. It looks like sharp ice to me. That is why this ring is so great, not only does it have a classic, fiery round diamond, but some baguette accents that really give it an Art Deco feel. This one is from the 1950s, all set in platinum. The center round is 1 carat, Old Mine cut. Price: $6300 from Israel Rose.
Ariel Gordon September 2, 2009 at 4:11 am:
Yes I am on a quest! I think it’s even harder because I’m a jewelry designer. I’m suffering from too many options (This is not real suffering obviously). I used to think that I just wanted a solitaire Asscher set in platinum (a la the 2nd ring that Aidan gave to Carrie). I liked the classic yet modern feel. However, during my quest I found that unless you went with some major bling (I’m talking 3+ carats) you didn’t get the Asscher-ness that I was looking for. That’s kind of out of the question. I’ll keep you posted with my progress. I feel like I’ve almost got things figured out.
henry November 4, 2009 at 6:26 am:
There’s often a lot of sentiments attached to a diamond ring. People who want to buy diamond rings have a huge option. But selling diamond should only be done to a reputable jeweler.
Victorian Gold Mines November 14, 2009 at 7:33 am:
Nice engagement ring pics………
Whitefleur November 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm:
Another reason of selecting diamond as engagement ring or wedding ring is that diamonds are considered as a symbol of true love, unity and purity. And purchasing diamond engagement ring is a very daunting task and you should be very careful before purchasing your ring.
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