A 3 Carat Oval, a Spectacular Setting and a Beautiful Proposal
A 3.05 carat oval diamond gets a truly spectacular setting for a beautiful proposal.
In today’s installation of our Design Series, follow along as we create a truly inspiring work of art for a very special customer.
This customer had originally purchased a pair of stud earrings from Ada for a Christmas gift in 2015. He came back to his Concierge to purchase his engagement ring. He and his fiancé had already visited several stores and spent a lot of time looking different styles and trying on rings. They were very interested in the sustainability and known origin of lab grown stones. They knew she wanted an oval diamond, and some kind of pave diamond band.
To keep it a surprise, the customer visited our Silicon Valley showroom without his soon-to-be-fiancée. His Concierge had curated a list of three incredible oval diamonds to choose from. The largest of the three, a 3.05ct, had received an internal grading of D color and SI1 clarity, but upon grading by IGI ended up with a grading of D color and VS2, an improvement in clarity! Most of Ada's internal grading is more conservative and stringent than third party grading which helps to ensure ultimate client satisfaction should a client choose a stone before grading.
We were able to help the customer narrow down the design to a Pave Solitaire, but he was unsure if preferred the Cathedral Setting or not.
To help begin the process for finalizing his design, we showed him rough renderings of a traditional Cathedral Setting with a square basket.
The client decided he preferred a more angled. We showed him these updated rough renderings.
The client was comfortable with the rough renderings, so we moved forward with photorealistic renderings for final approval before having his diamond set.
The style has been so widely appreciated by others, that we actually added it to our Collection as a Cathedral Pave Solitaire.
After he approved the final design, his ring was delivered 10 days later. When the client saw the ring, he described the stone as a "meteorite" - we can't say we don't agree!
We’re also happy to update that she said yes! We’re so happy for this couple and so honored to be a part of their love story!