Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bespoke Tanzanite Double Halo Engagement Ring

Tanzanite Tiffany Soleste Style Engagement Ring
Micropave Double Halo

This stunning Micropave Halo ring is a unique adaptation inspired by the Tiffany Soleste Engagement Ring. Our handcrafted version shown here in solid platinum, features cutdown micropave set round diamonds in the double halo and single shank. Each Daniel Prince bespoke  Soleste Double Halo Ring is made to order entirely by hand so it fits the centre gemstone (and finger) perfectly. A framework of fire and brilliance to complement the sumptuous Tanzanite gemstone in the centre makes this an instant classic.

Soleste Double Halo Engagement Ring


As always, with every client we start with a selection of hand-selected natural gemstones that have been chosen specifically for according to the requirements and overall budget.

natural Tanzanite gemstones
For this commission, the client opted for the stone on the right, a beautifully cut 2.29cts natural tanzanite gemstone. Once the order was confirmed we set about making the ring entirely from scratch by hand. Every ring we create is made and set exclusively in London entirely by hand using traditional jewellery-making techniques; this method of manufacturing jewellery is a dying art because it takes the most skill and time, but it yields the highest quality of finish possible (not cad/cast like most jewellers today). This Soleste style ring was made in solid 950 platinum, but we can make it in 9ct or 18ct gold as well to suit various budgets.

Unset Platinum Soleste Mount, with Loose Tanzanite
Once the ring is made, the client is invited back to try the ring on for size and to check its comfortable to wear. We can make small alterations at this stage such as altering the size, or changing the profile of the shank (a shank that is curved inside makes it more comfortable to wear). After this stage is where the magic happens, where our highly skilled and experienced diamond setter gets to work, individually setting each and every diamond by hand, using a powerful microscope, the ring undergoes a magical transformation into a work of art of instant heirloom quality.

Side view of Soleste Double Halo

Close up Macro Shot of Soleste Double Halo

If you are interested in having a unique bespoke engagement ring designed and handmade to order, and tailored to your exact requirements and budget, please contact Daniel Prince on +44(0)207 8314258 or see our website www.danielprince.co.uk for more information and to arrange a free private consultation (without obligation).

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

5 Stone Oval Diamond Anniversary Ring

5 Stone Oval Diamond Ring

This beautiful 5 Stone anniversary ring was designed and handmade to celebrate 10 years of marriage. The client specifically wanted the ring to have a total carat weight of at least 2.5cts. Matching two oval diamonds for a diamond ring is actually not that easy, but to match 5 takes a lot of patience and a lot of time. You cannot match diamonds by their certificates alone, you have to see them side by side and compare them.

It did take a couple of weeks to put the final selection together, but the end result was stunning.

This design was based on the Boodles 5 Stone Oval Anniversary Ring

Bench Made entirely By hand in solid Platinum, featuring 2.5cts of Oval Diamonds
The difficulty when matching oval cut diamonds is not only to match the colour and cut (sparkle) and overall shape, but each fancy cut diamond will have whats called a "bowtie" across the middle, a dark shaded area that resembles a bowtie strangely enough. Some diamonds have far more obvious bowties than others (you can read more about this phenomenon here). You'd be amazed at how different a random selection of ovals would look side by side if you chose them all based on the certificate alone!

This ring was entirely handmade in solid 950 Platinum and featured 5 matching Oval diamonds that weighed a total of 2.65cts. We handpick every diamond according to your requirements and/or budget and can make this ring in either 9ct or 18ct gold as well as palladium and platinum so we can cater for various different budgets. If you're interested in having a similar ring handmade to celebrate an anniversary, see our website www.danielprince.co.uk or call us on +44(0)207 831 4258.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Contemporary Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring

Fancy Yellow Asscher Diamond Ring

We designed this unique ring to accommodate a stunning Fancy Intense Yellow Asscher-Cut Diamond. Presented as a gift to our clients daughter, the final piece was a stunning contemporary right hand ring.
Contemporary Platinum Yellow Diamond Ring
Fancy Yellow Diamonds usually come in cushion or oval cut, its very rare that you find them in step-cut (emerald cut or asscher) because the stone often looks washed out or pale yellow. This beautiful stone was an exceptional example of a fancy intense yellow diamond, deep rich hues of yellow, accentuated by the concentric facets of the Asscher Cut.


Very simple, yet with a timeless elegance, one of my favourite pieces this year!

Bench Made by Hand in solid 950 Platinum, this mouthwatering piece of art was tailored for our clients requirements and budget. If you are interested in having something similar handmade to order especially for you or your loved one, then visit our website www.danielprince.co.uk for more information or call us direct on +44 (0)207 831 4258 and we would be delighted to help.

Custom Micropave Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

Tanzanite Micropave Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

We've created some beautiful bespoke pieces for various clients over the years and one of our favourites is this stunning Micropave Cushion Halo engagement ring, set with a 2.7ct Tanzanite Gemstone. After an initial meeting with the client to establish the design and budget, our artist prepared a hand-drawn sketch;
Hand drawn sketch of Cushion halo setting with central Tanzanite gemstone
Whilst our artist was working on the sketch we set about handpicking a range of beautiful tanzanites for our client to compare side by side. After much deliberating, he settled on a magnificent 2.7ct natural Tanzanite:

2.7ct Natural Tanzanite Gemstone, Cushion Cut
So now we had a design, and a gemstone, it was left to our other artists, the Mounter (he makes the rings entirely by hand) and the Setter (he sets each stone by hand using a high powered microscope). Our method of manufacture is often called "hand-forged" but the term "Bench Made" may be more apt to distinguish our methods from the inferior jewellery making techniques used by most bespoke jewellers that use CAD/casting and moulds.

The final result was a little work of art, as you can see. Bench Made entirely by hand in solid platinum, featuring microset round brilliant diamonds in the surrounding halo, shank and underside totalling 1.20cts of collection quality melee diamonds.

Tanzanite Cushion Halo, A little work of Art.
 


Bespoke Design and Bench Made by Hand.





Tiny Diamonds accent the underside of the head



Each diamond set side by side, with minimal metal on show

If you are interested in having a bespoke engagement ring designed and handcrafted to order, and tailored to your exact requirements and / or budget, please contact Daniel Prince on +44(0)207 8314258 or see our website www.danielprince.co.uk for more information and to arrange a free private consultation.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Custom Tiffany Novo Style Engagement Ring

Tiffany Novo Style Engagement Ring

At Daniel Prince, we've made many handmade variations of the Tiffany Novo style ring, and because everything we create is made entirely by hand to order for each client, we can make it in either 9ct/18ct gold, palladium as well as platinum. This particular setting can be adapted to accommodate a range of diamond shapes and sizes so we can tailor the specification to suit a wide range of budgets from around £2500 upwards.

This Novo style ring features a beautiful 1.20ct EVVS1 Cushion Cut natural Diamond and is flanked by pave-set round brilliant diamonds in the shank.

1.20ct Cushion Cut Diamond set in Handmade Tiffany Novo Style Mount


High-End Finish, Stunning Detail, Handmade to Order.
If you are interested in having a ring designed and handmade to order, and tailored to your exact requirements and / or budget, please contact Daniel Prince on +44(0)207 8314258 or see our website www.danielprince.co.uk for more information and to arrange a free private consultation.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Bulgari Torcello Style Engagement Ring

Bulgari Torcello Style Engagement Ring

Another stunning bespoke engagement ring from Daniel Prince of London, made entirely by hand in solid platinum. This striking design is an adaptation of the Bulgari Torcello Engagement Ring. Handmade to order and featuring a round brilliant cut of 0.77cts.

Bespoke Bulgari Torcello Style Engagement Ring

Bulgari Torcello Replica

Bespoke Torcello Ring
We can replicate this design and handcraft it in either 9ct or 18ct white/yellow gold or palladium as well as platinum. It would suit a centre diamond of 0.40cts upwards so can be tailored to suit a wide variety of budgets from approximately £2500 upwards.

If you're interested in having a similar engagement ring handmade to suit your own requirements and/or budget, see our website www.danielprince.co.uk, or call us on +44(0)207 831 4258.

Custom Tiffany Legacy Style Halo with Plain Shank

Bespoke Legacy Style Engagement Ring
Just finished this beautiful adapation of the popular Tiffany legacy engagement ring. This bespoke handmade version features a stunning 1.03ct cushion cut diamond at the centre that we handpicked especially for our client and is surrounded by a halo of pave-set round brilliant diamonds.

Tiffany Legacy Style Engagement Ring by Daniel Prince of London

We've left the shank plain on this adaptation, which gives a beautiful combination of both modern and antique styles, and the millgrain edging on the halo and centre bezel emphasise the old world characteristics of this unique engagement ring.

Handmade from scratch in solid 950 Platinum and featuring ~0.40cts of collection quality full-cut melee diamonds (E/VVS), this ring was tailored for our clients requirements and budget. If you are interested in having something similar handmade to order especially for you then visit our website www.danielprince.co.uk for more information or call us direct on +44 (0)207 831 4258 and we would be delighted to help.