The Ultimate Platinum Engagement Ring Guide: Winter Blues Edition
Did you know that humanity’s favorite color is blue? It goes without saying that coming down with a case of the winter blues here at Platinum Jewelry is something to celebrate! Join us as we marvel at platinum engagement rings with a sprinkle or a slew of the truest hue—say that three times fast—made by some of the most talented designers of yesterday and today. The selection shown above is only part of the gorgeous goods made by Kwiat; swipe or click to find out more!
Let’s begin with a bang: the sapphire dreamboat on the left clocks in at a massive 15.10 carats of azure deliciousness and is part of H & H Jewels’ in-house brand, H. Collection. Two trillion-cut diamonds in streamlined platinum are all that’s needed for extra sparkle without distracting from the utterly magnetic focal.
On the right we have an Art Deco-inspired ring from Goldstein Diamonds of equally magnificent proportions, with sapphire accents playfully highlighting the wonderfully dimensional platinum.
Smaller in scale—though no less impressive—are these two stunners from Kentshire (left) and The One I Love NYC (right). The Greek key (or meander) motif is particularly striking because it is crafted mindfully, with no visible start or finish. Prevalent since antiquity, the pattern would make a most heartfelt declaration of love that lasts… of course the old-cut diamond and sapphire halo don’t hurt, either!
Cabochons are generally more rare since the rounded cut hinges almost entirely on the quality and intensity of the stone. Saturation must be relatively even; if too dark, the reflective dome effect is lost. Too light, then the breathtaking feeling of depth cannot be enjoyed. Set in platinum with diamonds on the compass points, this sapphire ring a miniature treasure in more ways than one.
A duo especially for the ladies and gentlemen who march to the beats of their own drums! Engagement ring shopping should be all about finding a platinum design that resonates with you, and these examples from Beyond Fine Jewelry (left) and Betteridge (right) do that with a vivid, sparkly ferocity.
A lighter blue with a dash of seafoam green makes this classic Tiffany & Co. platinum engagement ring a standout star! Courtesy of Fortrove, there is the added element of a diamond set on the north and south ends of the gallery; like a whispered wish intended only for the wearer.
Yes, the gems are totally impressive (the color! The square- and round-cuts!), but platinum is the real hero in this ring by Shreve, Crump & Low. The metal is constructed so that it hugs the curve of the finger for a comfortable fit; while lower, the pierced gallery ensures the passage of light for optimum brilliance. The overall effect is one of opulent skill, taking the standard trilogy ring in a refreshing new direction. This would be an excellent engagement ring for someone who works with their hands and/or prefers the safety of bezel settings that rest closer to the body.
For longtime platinumjewelry.com readers, this mouth-watering tanzanite via Dover Jewelry may look familiar… the platinumwork is so remarkable that it had to have an encore! From the top, it’s as if the purplish-blue beauty is mounted in a simplified bezel. However, the real magic happens when the ring is admired from the side—the bezel drops a step, giving the entire silhouette an alluring feral quality! Dozens of securely-set diamonds finish the piece; an engagement heirloom for an individual equal parts dynamic and glamorous.
Kwiat is serving a most elegant portion of the winter blues with these two platinum charmers: the perennial favorite solitaire is electrified with the most gorgeous royal tone thanks to channel-set sapphires, and a trilogy ring is made all the more romantic with rose-cut diamonds. Clicking the solitaire link will show you a fantastic surprise—additional diamonds are set along both sides of the gallery, held there for an exquisite eternity by the strength and lasting whiteness of platinum.
Audrey Hepburn, icon of gamine grace, did not have an engagement ring but rather a “slender platinum eternity band with channel set baguette-cut diamonds.” What a resounding endorsement for the irresistible timelessness and durability of platinum! If you’re like Audrey and would prefer an eternity-style engagement ring, try a dual-tone pear darling from Claude Morady or perhaps an assuredly handsome toi et moi from The Emporium, Ltd.
Like a fine summer sunset, this splendid Tiffany & Co. opal offered by Hamilton Jewelers has a touch of fire within its blue. Because opal is a softer stone, wear with care when taking this baby out for a spin—though you can rest easy knowing that heavyweight platinum has got your (or in this case, the ring’s) back! Because the metal is so dense and tough, it will readily protect the opal from accidental impact to the sides or bottom.
Looking for a subtle slice of cerulean? Susannah Lovis presents this refined Art Deco sensation, featuring a platinum navette encrusted with diamonds and cradling an utter dewdrop of a moonstone.
One spectacular aquamarine: check! Scores of quality diamonds: check! Finally, check out the absolutely incredible platinum—engraved by 66mint with a sublime foliate motif surmounted by outstanding trident prongs.
From Lang Antiques and Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry, these platinum rings couldn’t be more different: a Raymond Yard diamond explosion versus a steady pool of cool… yet somehow they work exceptionally well together. Sound like a couple you know? Forward them this guide, stat!
It’s only proper we close with a bang, and Dover Jewelry delivers with jaw-dropping enthusiasm. From every custom-cut cabochon sapphire to the antique cushion-cut diamond of over 2.50-carats to the divine tulip-motif shoulders… this engagement ring is inspired proof that with precious platinum, the winter blues are here to stay.