Some women dream of a single diamond engagement ring and some women want something more bold, something unique and special that they can feel passionately about. Coloured gemstone engagement rings can be a perfect way to express how rare and special your love is.
Exceptional gemstones are all different. No two will look identical. When you buy a ring from a jewellery shop that is on every high street, they will source stones that look identical so they can make hundreds of the same ring for different customers. Stones that can be sourced in their hundreds or thousands aren't rare and special. Our gemstones are sourced from specialist dealers who can trace the origin of the stone. They only ever have one stone that looks identical to the ones we select. If we order a new stone, it will be a different colour and different proportions. Our stones are rare and special. Each ring has a unique setting made to fit the stone perfectly. This makes the stone much more secure. It's a lot more work to make a new ring for each individual stone so the profit we make on each ring is much lower than if we mass produced like other jewellers but look at just how beautiful and special these rings are. The following eight rings are all in my shop and for sale on my website right now.
This is a breathtaking pear cut aquamarine set in a contemporary twist design. The aquamarine measures 12mm by 8mm and weighs 2.75ct. There are 20 brilliant cut diamonds set framing the aquamarine.
The ring is made from a high palladium 18ct white gold alloy. This means that the 18ct white gold is not yellow but is alloyed with palladium which is much more expensive than silver which can be used in other white gold alloys. The use of palladium in the alloy not only makes the metal white it also makes it harder. The ring is highly polished and given a final finish with rhodium. The ring should be polished and the stones checked once a year but you won't see a yellow colour on the ring from wear as you sometimes do with mass produced items made from a poorer quality alloy. This ring costs £2995.
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriagesmaking it a perfect choice for an engagement ring. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues.
The stones we buy are cut in Germany by very highly skilled lapidarists, so no children are involved in the cutting process as can be the case if the stones you buy are cut outside of Europe.
This is a very special ring, one of a kind. It is a trillion cut rubellite set in 18ct white gold with 12 round brilliant cut diamonds, 6 hand set in each shoulder.
Rubellite is the name given to certain shades of red tourmaline. This rubellite is 2.68cts and is an exceptionally strong, memerizing colour
In India, practicioners of yoga affirm that this gem helps to rebuild prana, our vital energy.
This gemstone has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale making it suitable to be worn everyday.
Ths ring is an exclusive design by Christine Sadler called Slingshot. One side of the centre stone has a rubbed over edge and the opposite point has a V shaped claw. The setting design has a wonderful tension as the stone is poised to protect the wearer.
This ring would make a very eye catching engagement ring for someone who loves handmade, quality pieces of jewellery that no one else has. This ring is £3400.
Tourmaline can come in many different shades and colours. The moment I saw this particular stone I knew I had to have it. Described as pink I think it looks more like a glass of burgandy wine on a summer's day. It flashes with a multitude of different shades of red, bright pink and an almost peachy shade.
The oval cut pink tourmaline measures 10mm by 8mm and weighs 3.5ct. It is set between two round brilliant cut diamonds G colour VS clarity. The diamonds weight 0.15ct each. The ring is made from 9ct rose gold. As with many of our designs, this ring is a limited edition and if you need this ring in a different finger size or want it set in a different colour of 9ct gold that is included in the price. We would unset this stone and make a new ring to your preference. Similarly, if you love this ring but want it in 18ct gold or platinum, we can provide you with a price to have it remade in this way. I chose 9ct red gold to compliment the warmth of the stone. 9ct red has more copper in the alloys making the colour more intense. 18ct red gold can sometimes look too similar to yellow gold in my opinion.
This ring is £2500.
This is a 9ct white gold flower cluster engagement ring set with a 6mm blue sapphire 0.75ct, surrounded by twelve brilliant cut diamonds, 0.02ct. Total diamond carat weight of 0.24ct. G colour VS clarity. The feminine shape of the flower combines with the potent protective symbol of the eye used by many cultures to keep the wearer from harm. This ring is £1780.
This is an exceptionally beautiful blue pear cut sapphire and diamond bridal set in yellow gold
This beautiful engagement and wedding ring set is made in 9ct yellow gold. It is set with a pear cut sapphire 6mm by 4mm and two round brilliant cut diamonds G colour VS clarity.
The wedding ring is set with five round brilliant cut diamonds G colour VS clarity.
The rings are available separately or as a set. This design can also come in different precious metals and with different gemstones. The engagement ring is £790 and the wedding ring is £575.
This is a pear shaped tanzanite with two baguette diamonds set in 18ct white gold. The tanzanite is 1.58 carats and the diamonds are 0.18ct of a carat each. It is £4500.
This 18ct white gold ring has a 0.41ct radiant cut emerald with a 0.20pt princess cut diamond on either side. Most emeralds are step cut but the radiant cut of this gemstone is much more unusual. It has more facets and this really brings the emerald to life. The ring is made with a sweeping upward setting that allows a wedding ring to sit next to it without it needing to be shaped.
Total diamond weight 0.40ct, total emerald weight 0.41ct.
The colour of a gemstone can be maximised by the cut. I bought two citrines which feature a very unusual cut. Termed a buff top, these gemstones have a smooth rounded top with angled facets below. It gives the impression of gazing into a magical world of sunlight. I set one in 18ct white gold and one in 18ct yellow. The coolness of the white gold balances the warmth of the stone and the yellow gold intensifies it. Both work equally well with this gemstone.
Citrine is associated with wealth and abundance, which is why it is often called “The Merchant Stone” or “The Success Stone" and is also linked with boosting joy and optimism - very important emotions to bring to a marriage.
This citrine measures 8mm by 8mm. In white gold it is £1295 and in yellow gold it is £1125.
In addition to these rings we also source gemstones and make engagement rings for customers. We guide our customers through the whole process of designing the ring and we work with budgets between £800 to £30,000.