A LOOK BACK AT 2019
2019 was another great year filled with gorgeous designs and happy customers
Here we look back at a selection of the beautiful rings and things we created in 2019. All of the pieces you see here were designed in collaboration with our customers.
We call it customer-driven design. We love it, and we hope you will too!
Completing the picture
One of our first deliveries for 2019 was this beautifully engraved fitted wedding ring. Made in recycled platinum, it perfectly matches its partner engagement ring.
The engagement ring (also in recycled platinum) features a 1.35 vintage, old cut diamond.
As always, it was a real pleasure for us to be part of the whole story, from engagement to tying the knot.
Love and remembrance are the drivers for this pair of rings – a beautiful gesture of love from father to son. These rings incorporate metal and diamonds from their beloved late wife and mother. A tangible reminder connecting all three.
The rings were handmade using 18 carat white gold recycled from old rings as well as some extra recycled gold we provided. The diamonds are recycled.
Love stories take many forms and we are honoured to play a small part in celebrating them.
Something fair and blue …
A classic beauty. The halo style never disappoints. In this version we have a Fair Trade aquamarine via our friends Columbia Gem House surrounded by a halo of sparkling diamonds which also decorate the shoulders.
The diamonds are from the Argyle mine in Western Australia and the ring is made with recycled platinum.
Gorgeous red wine coloured lab ruby ring
A terrific style for those with an active lifestyle or a job that requires you to wear gloves. The milgrained bezel houses a Chatham brand lab created ruby. The shoulders set with 1.9mm lab created diamonds. The ring was handmade and hand engraved in recycled 18 carat rose gold.
Cross-over style design featuring a lab-diamond main stone and Argyle diamonds in the shoulders
This is ring with lovely finger presence. The crossover and the sparkling offset 1.5mm lab created diamonds add great interest. The central diamond is lab created and weighs 0.89 carats. The ring was handmade in Australia with recycled platinum.
Fabulous blue lab-diamond in a sophisticated embrace-style setting
This is a stunning structural flowing ring, made even more striking by the glorious 1.43 carat round brilliant cut lab created blue diamonds. The ring is an embrace style with Argyle diamond set horizontals. This gorgeous statement engagement ring was handmade in recycled platinum.
Classic halo style engagement ring featuring a Chatham lab-created sapphire
The fabulous halo style. Beloved for its finger presence and its dazzling sparkle. This version features a glowing lab created Chatham brand blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of 1.9mm lab created diamonds. This engagement ring was handmade in recycled platinum.
Engraved 18 carat yellow gold wedding ring with milgrain edging
It’s nice to add a personal element to a simple ring design. This handmade flat profile recycled gold ring was hand engraved and edged in milgrain.
Lab-diamond and Tsavorite in a nature-inspired setting
What a sweetie! This crossover ring tips it hat to nature with some beautifully handmade leaves. The ring features a lab diamond and gorgeous tsavorite garnets, once again via our friends at Columbia Gem House. The ring was handmade in recycled platinum.
Pomegranates make the perfect anniversary gift!
A very interesting and unusual piece to celebrate 40 years together.
This ring features a pomegranate made from recycled nine carat rose gold as a nod to years of the couple’s interesting travels and life together. The pomegranate is set with a US Garnet from Anthill and sits upon a beaten silver band.
Silver and surf, gold and gemini
Another great example of repurposing. An old cocktail style ring was given new life with the metal and the diamonds incorporated into this striking pair.
For her, the Gemini constellation was laid out in diamonds as a tribute to her husband’s star sign. For him, a sea foam pattern to represent the couples shared reverence for the ocean as well as a nod to the goddess Aphrodite to inspire their union.
Her ring combines recycled/re-purposed 18 carat yellow gold and recycled diamonds. His has an inner of recycled 18 carat rose gold with a worked sleeve of sterling silver.
Not your average wedding rings!
This couple chose to complement their recycled platinum engagement rings with recycled 18 carat rose gold fitted wedding rings. The rings were set with lab created gemstones – a selection of sapphires with alexandrite that coordinated with each others’ engagement rings.
It’s all about the diamonds!
This is a ring with wonderful finger presence. There are few people that a half eternity style doesn’t suit and this is a spectacular example. It features recycled diamonds in a shared prong recycled platinum setting.
Rose gold and platinum two-tone wedding ring
Such a beautiful wedding ring. Handmade in recycled 18 carat rose gold, the ring features a hand engraved sleeve of recycled platinum.
The ring was set with diamonds from the Argyle mine in Western Australia and beautifully complements its saw pierced and engraved engagement ring.
Waratah-inspired diamond engagement ring
Taking inspiration from a Waratah flower, this striking ring was handmade in recycled platinum. It features three lab-created diamonds.
The centerpiece is a 1.27 carat pear cut lab-diamond which is flanked by two 2.5mm (approx 6.7 points each) round brilliant cut lab-diamonds.
Back to nature
Our very resourceful customer provided the main gemstone for this creation – recovered from an old gem-set earring.
Made in recycled platinum, the ring also features tiny bezel set diamonds from the Argyle mine in Western Australia.
We make quite a few of these very ‘organic’ rings, and no two are ever the same.
Cushion-cut Lab-diamond Engagement Ring
A firm favourite this year! This beautiful ring was very well made in recycled platinum. A close collaboration between the jeweller and engraver to get the hand saw pierced recycled platinum scrollwork just right. The design fabulously showcases the gleaming 0.80 carat cushion cut lab diamond.
Moissanite in all it glory
What an amazing statement ring! This is a 9mm Charles and Colvard brand ‘Forever One – hearts and arrows’ colourless moissanite and it is glorious. The setting has a lovely lily pad effect and the shoulders set with Arygle origin diamonds. The ring was handmade in Australia with recycled platinum.
Cute as a button and made to fit
What a cutie! This meandering ring was made to precisely fit against its creative cluster style engagement ring mate. Set with four fair trade amethysts, the ring was hand engraved and handmade in recycled 18 carat white gold. A lovely set.
Solitaire lab-diamond ring with an unusual compass point 4-claw setting
A delilcate four claw engagement ring with an interesting compass point setting. Handmade in recycled platinum, this ring features a 0.54 carat lab created diamond.
Simple and elegant diamond set wedding ring
Add a little sparkle for interest. This flat profile polished finish ring was handmade in recycled platinum. It features 8 x 1.3mm G VS Argyle white diamonds that have been hammer set.
Lab-diamonds and pink sapphires – pretty as a picture
A very sweet ring with a very large diamond. In a mix of lab created and mined we have diamonds from the laboratory and fair trade pink sapphires from Sri Lanka via our friends at Columbia Gem House. The central diamond weighs 1.51 carats and the shoulder diamonds and gems are each 2.75 mm. The ring was handmade in recycled platinum.
Half-eternity style ring channel set with princess cut diamonds
This ring was chosen as an engagement ring for someone with an active lifestyle, a minimalist aesthetic and a small finger. It ticks the boxes for all three.
Handmade in recycled platinum, the ring features 10 x 2.5mm recycled princess cut diamonds. Some personal touches include top and bottom grooves on the face of the ring and V terminations to cap the settings of the princess cut diamonds.
Montana sapphire in a half-bezel setting
The glorious blue of Montana sapphire teams with Arygle diamond in this practical and flattering engagement ring. Handmade half-bezel style in recycled platinum with swirl engraving. This is an adaptable style and to date we have made at least 14 versions. All with different gems and patterns.
Sleek and stylish wedding set with a Chatham sapphire and polished platinum
An elegant setting that allows the vibrant lab-created (made by Chatham Gems) princess cut sapphire to shine. A simple matched-profile wedding ring complements the engagement ring.
His ring is a low half round with a comfort fit and a polished finish.
All three rings were locally handmade in recycled platinum.
White gold wedding set with channel set diamonds for her
Classic styles for a beautiful couple. His ring is recycled nine carat white gold with a flat profile and round edges. Her’s an interesting channel setting with shared prongs and a V termination. Her ring was made with recycled 18 carat white gold and features ten 1.5mm Argyle diamonds.
Parti sapphire and diamond stunner
A much admired ring from 2019. Another that needs to be seen in person to truly appreciated. This was an enthusiastic collaboration between the customer and our designer, Melinda.
The double claw set cushion-cut parti coloured sapphire is from the Central Queensland gemfields. The diamonds are from the Argyle mine in Western Australia via our OG traceable diamond suppliers Origin Australia .
The ring was handmade in recycled platinum and features some beautiful hand engraving.
Oval sapphire and half-moon diamond wedding set
Photos do not do this wedding set justice. As beautiful as they look here, in real life it is glorious. The engagement ring is set with a two carat, ethically sourced Sri Lankan cushion cut sapphire (via nineteen48) and flanked by recycled half moon diamonds. The eternity style wedding ring glows with its multitude of Argyle-origin diamonds.
The classic wedding band is a half round style with a comfort fit and a brushed finish. All rings were locally handmade in recycled platinum.
Vintage diamond and Turquoise from the States in a retro deco-style
A nod to another time in this vintage inspired ring. Fittingly, the centre diamond is from another time as well. Supplied by our friends at Perpetuum Jewels the central diamond is a transitional cut from an old piece of jewellery. The turquoise we had cut from pieces sourced from an Arizona mine. The ring was handmade for our customer in recycled platinum.
A very pretty piece indeed.
Mobius twist wedding ring with some bling!
One of our favourite things to do is to create new rings from old.
This wedding ring was made using gold and diamonds from old family rings. It’s a wonderful way to close the loop and keep jewellery alive.
This is a wider band and the twist adds great interest.
If you would like to talk to us abut an of the rings you see above, please feel free to drop us a line. All of the rings above have been sold, but we’d be delighted to make your version of the one you love the most.