Stephanie and Joel's engagement ring: From rough to vintage design

A impeccably designed engagement ring should not only be beautiful. It must suit the person wearing it. Their style. Their personality. Their taste. What do you do when you know the type of ring you’re looking for? You find yourself a jeweller who can bring your idea to life. Stephanie and Joel did just that.

It started with some inspiration.

Stephanie and Joel arrived at the Harlequin studio with some beautiful ideas in mind. A tasteful blend of modern design, with vintage inspired elements. Together we looked through them, and decided which elements would be a great fit for Stephanie’s piece. We reached a design that was practical to wear, flattering, and sturdy to withstand the test of time. A bespoke Morganite engagement ring designed just for her.

Our first step was to find Stephanie her Morganite.

As with any bespoke coloured gemstone piece, we needed to begin with the gemstone to guide the structure of the ring. While Morganite is a fairly well known ‘pastel pink’ gem variety, there is actually a range of colours that it includes. For Stephanie, we specifically sought a pink gem with a peachy hue.

The rough piece of Morganite that Stephanie and Joel chose for their engagement ring.

The rough piece of Morganite that Stephanie and Joel chose for their engagement ring.

They opted for a gem with a surprise.

Instead of selecting a pre-cut gem, we chose a path with a little more mystery: Stephanie and Joel opted to have a Morganite faceted specifically for them. Seeing only the raw material, they placed a whole lot of trust in us to deliver their perfect gem.

And so, the process of ‘cutting’ their Morganite began. We enlisted the help of specialist gemstone faceter Jamie Irvine to unveil the hidden beauty within this unassuming piece of Morganite rough. What a stunning gemstone he created. A beautiful oval, shaped just right, with an incredible arrangements of facets to reveal the colour of the Morganite.

Behind the scenes faceting Stephanie and Joel’s Morganite, by faceting specialist Jamie Irvine. Photos:  First Class Facets

Behind the scenes faceting Stephanie and Joel’s Morganite, by faceting specialist Jamie Irvine. Photos: First Class Facets

Then, we created the perfect ring for their beautiful Oval Morganite.

With the centrepiece of Stephanie’s ring ready to go, it was time to create a ring to showcase her incredible Oval Morganite. A rose gold band to beautifully complement the pastel peachy pink centrepiece, with a white gold vintage-inspired hand-shaped halo to elegantly secure white diamonds.

The result: A modern, vintage inspired heirloom for this very special time in their lives. Congratulations on your engagement, Stephanie and Joel!

From the workshop, creating Stephanie and Joel’s vintage inspired engagement ring frame.

From the workshop, creating Stephanie and Joel’s vintage inspired engagement ring frame.

Stephanie and Joel’s complete Morganite and Diamond Engagement Ring.

Stephanie and Joel’s complete Morganite and Diamond Engagement Ring.

Looking to design your very own vintage inspired engagement ring? Book an appointment online to explore some ideas, directly with your craftsman.