When an antique-/vintage-style engagement ring is handcrafted, it is unique; no two pieces look the same, and each ring is made to host a selected centre stone that is almost always an original antique cut.
Diamonds have fascinated jewellery and gemstone fans for thousands of years. We regard these shiny stones as solidified drops of the crystal-clear, pure morning dew, with the most exceptional among them classified as gems of ‘the finest water.’ These descriptors are all well and good for clear gemstones, but what about diamonds of other hues, colours, and tones?
We don’t tend to think of men and jewels at the same time, except for the stereotype of the hesitant and terrified young man headed for a diamond seller, but men have accessorized with jewels for thousands of years.
The predominantly silver jewels of the mid-century modern period offered a distinctive style and visual impact for wearers at the time, featuring simple, organic forms made from basic materials without a lot of superfluous ornamentation.