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 first ring features an oval cut morganite clasped between two ribbons of diamonds.
Morganite is a rare form of pink beryl which is from the same family of gemstones that emeralds and aquamarines belong to. Morganite is named after the banker JP Morgan. He was an avid collector of rare and precious gemstones and a gemologist employed by Tiffany helped JP Morgan to put together his collection. The gemologist called this new gemstone Morganite in honour of him. It was first discovered in Madagascar in 1911 only two years before JP Morgan died.
This ring is a very unusual design which takes a very high level of skill to set. The centre stone is an oval cut morganite 9mm long by 7mm wide, 1.65ct in weight. It is held top and bottom by a ribbon of metal into which there are eighteen brilliant cut diamonds set by hand, nine on each side. G colour VS clarity.
The sculptural shape of this design with its high sides protects the stone while at the same time creating a ring that is light and open from the top.
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 second design 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 and the ancient Egyptians had a myth that this gemstone, because of its kaleidoscopic nature, travelled from the centre of the earth to the sun along a rainbow.
This oval cut pink tourmaline measures 8mm by 6mm and weighs 1.46ct. 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 yellow gold which brings out the warmth and sweetness of this unique gemstone.
Tourmaline also comes in stunning shades of green, the rarest of which is chrome tourmaline. Chrome tourmaline owes its vivid green hue to trace amounts of chromium and vanadium. These are the same elements that also impart to emerald and tsavorite garnet their distinctive pure green colors.
This oval cut chrome green torumaline is 9.5mm by 6.5mm and weights 1.69ct. The intensity of colour in this particular gemstone is highlighted by the clean lines of this platinum ring design which embraces the stone at either end. The side view of the ring has a U shaped sweep that shows the beauty of the stone when viewed at this angle.
This is a bold and modern engagement ring design that will never date. This ring looks great worn alone or with a diamond set wedding band as shown here.
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.