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Unique Anniversary Ring for a Special 25th Celebration

Unique Anniversary Ring for a Special 25th Celebration involved re-setting a treasured diamond, a specialty of Rings Unique.
The Story: Recently, a man was preparing for his 25th Anniversary two months in advance, good timetable for planning something great. We had discussions about a special ring for his wife. He mentioned that her original diamond ring was low on pedigree since he bought it while a student in college and now his wife was not even wearing it. He was contemplating a brand new ring and diamond altogether. I mentioned that quite often, a diamond's pedigree is secondary to the sentiment it embodies, that magical moment of engagement.
So, he decided to enhance the original diamond with a fresh new contemporary look. We reviewed about a dozen designs and models but he was confused, not sure if his wife would like it. Surprisingly, he asked for her input, actually a terrific idea. Seriously, after 25 years, there are no real secrets. Finally they settled on a fabulous design, truly a one-of-a-kind lavish and stunning look that beautified the original diamond and confirmed that he would say again emphatically "I would do it all again, dear."

CAD rendering of custom ring.

CAD rendering of custom ring.


Completed ring with original diamond

Completed ring with original diamond


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Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

A unique engagement ring is always best defined by the couple wishing to obtain it. For some, it is based on the size of the diamond, for others it is strictly the design, and finally there are those who want some pizzazz along with the center stone. So, a unique engagement ring comes in many forms and ideas.
Recently www.ringsunique.com was asked to design an engagement ring focusing on a round 1.00ct. center diamond but adding some colorful Alexandrites to enhance the design.
With this as the assignment, we produced five designs for the fiancee, each with different concepts and looks using the state of the art computer design capabilities of Stuller's amazing CounterSketch program. From this initial exchange, the fiancee could select her favorite and Rings Unique then follows-up to apply all additional details requested. The design pictured has an unusual non-traditional halo, very lovely, unique and stunning.

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

This customized service for each individual is at the very heart of our commitment to make every engagement ring truly special for the couple.
Rings Unique takes the time to create unique pieces of jewelry that leave a couple breathless and smiling.
See more inspiring designs at http://www.pinterest.com/ringsunique/
There’s no better way to express your promise of love than with a unique ring. Custom-made unique engagement rings for women along with custom wedding rings mean so much more than generic or branded rings at a standard jewelry store and often cost less than their overpriced bling.
Rings Unique works to match design, diamonds and gemstones perfectly to make spectacular unique wedding and engagement rings, custom-made perfectly for you. We work with all budgets. We promise a custom ring that is special, unique and perfect.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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A Life Journey Begins with the First Step...into a vintage T-Bird

We have so much fun helping couples here in Austin or around the country with unique wedding rings, usually asking for a picture from the wedding. Our Wedding Album is a lively place, some photos are showcased on our Pinterest pages.
A great experience was to help Anthony (Tex) and Deb with their rings for their wedding last December. Such a lovely couple and a great experience.
Deb's wedding ring was a 5mm Starry Night ring with 10 tiny diamonds and a 1/2 carat center diamond. Tex decided to wear his father's ring, already a great vintage style in platinum and 18k yellow gold, but set with his great-grandfather's 1.00ct. diamond dating back to the 1880's. For Tex's ring, we had to replace some broken sapphires in the setting and re-size the ring, quite a project really. Our appraiser, Ralph Mothner, loved the look of Tex's vintage ring and provided much education on the history of diamonds from that era.

Deb's Ring

Deb's Ring

 

Tex's Wedding Ring

Tex's Wedding Ring

The rings were fun to work on but the highlight of the wedding was the party and the get-a-way car, a vintage T-Bird loaned from a friend. What a great picture and lovely couple--she in her cowgirl boots and Tex in his Stetson. Enjoy!!
wedding album_Deb and Tex

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Unique Handcrafted Wedding Ring-Learn about Wabi Sabi

We usually think of engagement and wedding rings as highly polished gold or platinum and faceted gemstones and diamonds. Everything is shiny and detailed to perfection.
However, the world we live in is not all shiny, polished and perfect. In everyday life, things are not glittery or smooth, but rich with textures, colors and shapes that actually reveal the imperfections that surround us. But, we accept these imperfections as life lived and enjoyed to the fullest.
The understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life "as intended" can also be called wabi-sabi, a Japanese term that celebrates the imperfection and variegation of nature and life as lived daily.
What if a unique wedding ring could capture this expression? It would not be smooth, polished, faceted and geometric. It would be natural and random, somewhat like the leaves on a pathway or the tumbled pebbles along a shoreline.

Autumn Wabi Sabi

Autumn Wabi Sabi

 

Winter Wabi Sabi and E mix Mokume Gane

Winter Wabi Sabi and E mix Mokume Gane

The above rings are actually called Wabi-Sabi, a reflection of the perfection in imperfection. No two are alike, each application of gold and sterling silver is a somewhat random effort to achieve variegation along with harmony and wholeness. Doesn't this ring remind you of leaves on a path, the look of trees in full color on a New Hampshire mountainside, the washed pebbles along a shoreline? This mastery of technique, form and concept is once again the superior work of George Sawyer, the most inventive designer jeweler in America. It is a privilege to represent his work.
Step back and enjoy the imperfections in your own unique life. Here is an easy to read and fun tutorial of the term Wabi-Sabi by Kate Cartwright. Another worldwide view is presented in this blog by Steve McCurry.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique

Hence we stress the question, what is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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What is a unique diamond engagement ring?

What is a unique diamond engagement ring?

We have become trained from years of unrelenting Madison Avenue advertising to think of an engagement ring as a prong set round or square (princess cut) diamond set high in prongs on a ring with or without tiny diamonds in the shank. Today's look also includes a single or double halo of diamonds surrounding the center diamond. And, if this is what you want, we can design a fabulous ring for you.

I must also confess, the engagement ring for my wife was a high set 6-prong engagement ring as well, about 1.00ct. diamond. Even though this ring was presented (and accepted) over 40 years ago, the overall look remains about the same today.

But, does it really have to? What have we learned about unique engagement rings since?

The most important thing today is that genuine creativity for engagement rings does flourish throughout America so a woman can find, design and wear a truly unique engagement ring that defines her own style and personality, is a show stopper when seen by others and is the envy of her circle of friends and colleagues because her fiance took the time and had the imagination to seriously search for a design that was uncommon and unusual...unique just like his fiancee.

We are privileged to help couples find and create the perfect engagement ring that separates unique from common, becomes an heirloom to be treasured for a lifetime.

Recently, local couple, Meredith and Serge, had the vision to create a unique engagement ring. She is a professional woman and he a professor. What a fabulous couple!

Meredith and Serge

Meredith and Serge

Inspired by the unique rings in our cases, we proceeded to custom make a two-tone-yellow and rose gold-engagement ring with a large triangle diamond. Her snug fit wedding ring in white gold added the third color of gold to her bridal set. How fantastic!

Triangle Diamond Two-tone Engagement Ring

Triangle Diamond Two-tone Engagement Ring

At Rings Unique, we hope the designs and options inspire you to imagine your own perfect engagement ring that defines who you are and what you will be most proud of as you undertake your journey together over a lifetime.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

 

Do you have a diamond you want to use? Count on us to perfectly re-set it in a lovely new design that warms your heart and provides a lasting memory of the donor. Then, maybe you can pass it on later as well to someone else with the same romance and heartfelt love you have for it.
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Re-setting an Heirloom Diamond

Re-setting an Heirloom Diamond

We are often asked whether we will set an heirloom or existing diamond in a fresh new design. The answer is a resounding YES. Not only is this a specialty of ours, we consider it a privilege and honor to be asked to do so. This is giving new life to an eternal stone, providing pleasure to a new generation and preserving the memory of the donor. Often these are diamonds from a mother or grandmother. It is so rewarding to help with these very special diamonds, it is truly priceless.

Because we work with independent designers in their own studios, your treasured diamond will be handled only by our trustworthy artists, not by many hands in a large factory. This assures careful attention to your diamond and precise setting in the new design you have chosen.

If your existing diamond is in a setting, we will carefully remove it for the new design. We usually recommend putting an inexpensive alternative stone such as a topaz or sapphire in the donor setting so the ring will still be wearable for you or someone else.

Meet Kathleen, a composer. Kathleen asked us to set Jason's Great Grandmother’s diamond. It was very lovely and in excellent condition for such an old mine cut diamond. She selected the Infinity design in 14k rose gold for her new bridal set.

Kathy

Kathleen's new Bridal Set

Kathleen's new Bridal Set

Here is her comment:
Dear Tom,
The rings turned out beautifully!! I am extremely pleased with them! The rose gold really works well with this diamond, and gives it extra fire!
Thank you so very much!! Jason loves the setting, too! Please let your artisan jewelers know how happy I am with their work...absolutely exquisite!!
Thanks, again...
Best,

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