Whiteflash Jewelry Design: Six Extraordinary Pieces
By Ashley Bailey
, Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By Ashley Bailey
, September 22, 2010
Designing a piece of jewelry is not as simple as it looks: with only a limit piece of real estate, the designer must make the ring look distinctive and yet eye-pleasing and beautiful. When it comes to engagement rings
, the traditions dictating the shape and style remain popular, so designers must constantly innovate and come up with new rings that incorporate the classic elements in surprising and interesting ways. Check out these six rings, courtesy of the Whiteflash jewelry design
team, that demonstrate how much variation can be had with a simple diamond ring.
This Divisi ring is the perfect marriage of sparkle and subtlety. The channel set diamonds on both the engagement ring and matching wedding band jazz up with the shank of the rings, while the four-prong split shank setting accommodates a round or square center diamond perfectly.
This elegant ring is called the “Sarah’s Surprise” and one has to imagine that Sarah, whoever she is, being surprised and delighted by the ring. A hefty center stone is surrounded by a delicately intricate setting that extends halfway down the shank, including dramatic cathedral arches and filigreed detail. It’s a ring fit for a princess, and perfect for showing off a dramatic center stone, as the open setting shows off the full girdle of the center stone.
Pavé settings are popular on diamond rings, but this “Allegro in D” creation by Whiteflash Jewelry Design takes pavé in a whole new direction, affixing the diamond meleé with shared prong settings onto a simple split shank style, which leads the eye towards the center stone with as much grace and harmony as the Vivaldi masterpiece for which it is named.
Solitaire Ring Wedding Band
The bezel setting is sometimes passed over for its more-glamorous sister, the prong setting, but this Whiteflash Jewelry Design setting utilizes the bezel to its most dramatic extent. The round diamonds of the setting are set into small bezel settings themselves, mirroring the half-bezel setting of the center stone. The straight, sleek lines of the setting contrast beautifully with a round center stone, and the elevated profile and intriguing cutaway shape of the setting reveal an unusual side profile of the stone, showing off the bottom half of the diamond, the girdle and culet, in addition to the sparkle of the head.
Raise a toast to the champagne ring, a design innovation of the Whiteflash jewelry design team. Small diamonds are set directly into the shoulders of the ring band, in a scattered, random pattern that pops and sparkles like bubbles in champagne. Small details on this ring add up to form a truly unique piece of jewelry—the dome shape of the shank, the subtle matte finish that amplifies the sparkle of the stones, and the U-prong setting that contains a hidden diamond in the side profile. This is a truly unique design, perfect for someone looking for that something special.