Ray of Sunshine: Basket Half Band Featuring Yellow Diamonds
In today’s installation of our Design Series we’ll give you the story of a unique and impressive engagement ring for a very special couple. With their wedding date fast approaching, the couple sought to buy a stunning wedding band for the bride instead of a traditional engagement ring.
The couple was very interested in incorporating yellow diamonds into their design, and actually showed the concierge a similar ring they had found in a store that utilized radiant cut stones. It was very similar to Ada's French U Eternity Band.
Getting the right shade of yellow was crucial. The customer had a very specific vision, and our concierge was determined to deliver. Ada's Diamond Concierge sent the couple videos of several different yellow diamonds. In the end, the couple decided that due to the large size of each stone (approximately 0.40ct each), that they would go with a half eternity band that used somewhere between 5-8 stones.
The question of whether to go with 5 or 8 stones came down to comfort of the ring. Fortunately, the customer had already tried on half bands of similar sized stones and felt comfortable in her decision. They wanted all yellow gold with a French U setting and were sent these basic renderings so that they could compare.
After thinking it over, they decided they preferred to go with the eight stone version, but requested a more modern basket setting for the stones. Working with one of Ada's designers, they helped develop the Basket Half Band which we continue to sell today from Ada’s Bridal Collection. The Basket Half Band utilizes between 5 and 8 radiant cut diamonds. To make their ring extra unique and special they chose a two tone 18k yellow gold and platinum band. Once the final stones were selected, a rendering was generated for their approval and we proceeded with the fabrication of their ring.
The couple was absolutely delighted with the finished piece, delivered in time for their big day! And with such a gorgeous and special design, we know they’ll treasure it for a lifetime! This couple has since returned to develop a wedding band for the groom, as well as anniversary bands for the bride.