- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2006
I’m just so excited to post about this. This is my first ever custom made ring and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve been obsessed with radiant/emerald cut vintage-style halos for years, and since discovering The Bee, I’ve been introduced to the morganite/rose gold combo that I just can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Here’s where it all began:
After seeing the movie The Great Gatsby, I was infatuated with the engagement ring the character Daisy Buchanan had in that movie, which from what I could tell was an emerald or radiant cut halo style ring:
That led me to spend lots of time on the net researching details about this style of ring. I stumbled upon this ring on Pinterest and fell absolutely in love. I found out it was a ring on the website http://www.singlestone.com (ladies who love vintage rings, you must check this site out, there are so many stunning rings).
I became infatuated with this ring. I’ve had this pic saved on my computer for what seems like FOREVER. I could not find any other images of it though, and was always disappointed about that. This is where I must give a HUGE shout out to Mrs.Dk here on the bee. She has an engagement ring that is pretty much this exact style, and when I saw her ring, I was blown away and even more convinced that this ring was my all-time favourite (so a big thank you to you Mrs.DK!!).
I started piecing together bits and pieces of what I would like to do as far as this ring was concerned, and finally decided to have it made in 14k rose gold, with a 7x5mm (1.3ct equivalent) emerald-cut morganite as the center stone. I researched many custom jewelers, and when I finally found the one I wanted, we began the process.
The tough choice for me came with the profile/underside of the ring. Originally, I wanted an intricate style basket like this one:
But the jeweler advised against it because he felt the stone might be harder to keep clean with so much metal around it. After thinking it over, I decided he was right and I decided to keep things sleek and simple so the stone could be easier to access. I went for a smoother design like this:
Finally, this morning I received the CAD drawings of my ring. I am just sooo excited. I cannot wait to have it on my finger and join the rose gold, morganite, and vintage-inspired halo clubs!!
Anyways, I apologize for this somewhat random and rambling post, I’m just so excited to be able to have this ring custom made and I enjoy reading other stories about custom rings, so if you have any, please share!!