I love creating unique and one of a kind engagement rings - especially when I get to feature a pretty pink Morganite gemstone!
When Stefano came to me to discuss his fiance-to-be's engagement ring, I couldn't wait to make this ring for him. He was looking for something clean, classic, with the center stone being the main event. While his girlfriend didn't know the proposal was coming, she had spoken to her best friend about what she loved in a ring. Her best friend gave Stefano the scoop - a white metal, a diamond halo, and a pretty pink Morganite at the center of it all. Take note, ladies! Make sure your best friend, Mom, or sister has a good idea of what kind of engagement ring you would love.
After going back and forth a bit on the design, Stefano and I settled on a very clean lined ring with classic details. Once the setting was decided, it was time to select the center stone. With some colored stones, there can be dozens of shades and variations in tone and saturation. Morganite is a bit more of a calibrated stone, meaning that its shape and color tends to be more uniform across stones. I brought in a more salmony toned Morganite and a blush pink Morganite. Stefano loved the blush pink!
As soon as I received the setting, I had the Morganite set. After all, Stefano was on a timeline. He was hoping to propose with the custom engagement ring on their upcoming trip to Europe. We finished the custom Morganite engagement ring in time for their trip! He asked in a field of flowers, and Amanda said YES!
It was such a joy to work with Stefano on this ring and to meet Amanda in person when she came in for a sizing a few weeks later. I wish you two nothing but love and joy in your marriage!
L. Priori Jewelry is a private jeweler in Philadelphia specializing in custom engagement rings, antique and eco-friendly engagement rings, and fine heirloom quality jewelry. Lauren Priori is a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist. To visit our showroom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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