Best Rings of 2017

December 21st, 2017
Categorized under: Jewelry

Here are our 7 favorite styles and 30 favorite Engagement Rings from 2017. They are the Best of the Best!

 

 

We love when our Artists use old-world jewelry techniques to create flowing filigree, delicate pierced patterns, and the finest milgrain to vintage-inspired pieces.

 

 

1. Vintage Filigree Swirl Engagement Ring

Melee diamonds are swept up in layers of filigree curls accented by milgrain and framing a radiant cut diamond. • Designer: Amber • CAD Modeler: Michelle • Gold & Platinumsmith: Joe •

 

 

2. Pavé Crown Engagement Ring

Delicately scalloped pavé diamonds create a delicate crown in this stunning ring designed for the Spectrum competition. • Designer & CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Justin & Ryan •

 

 

3. Geometric Art Deco Engagement Ring

Geometric Art Deco lines are accented by expertly handcrafted milgrain in this stunning vintage style engagement ring. • Designer: Rebecca • CAD Modeler: Inae • Gold & Platinumsmith: Mac•

 

 

4. Diamond Leaf Engagement Ring

An old European diamond is held by pointed double prongs and framed by diamond leaves edged in milgrain in this classic vintage inspired piece. • Designer: Kathy • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Vesko •

 

5. Filigree Hearts Engagement Ring

Handcrafted filigree hearts frame a marquise diamond edged in diamond crown accents. • Designer: Sophia • CAD Modeler: Go & Michelle • Gold & Platinumsmith: Henry •

 

 

 

There are so many unique ways you can encircle a diamond in even more diamonds! These were our favorites…

 

6. Snowflake Halo Engagement Ring

A Crafted by Infinity diamond is surrounded by a prong set halo of varied diamond sizes to create a snowflake edge halo effect. The underside features delicate pierced scroll detail and flows to a knife edge. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Go • Gold & Platinumsmith: Al •

 

 

7. Rose Gold Pear Diamond Halo

A pear diamond is surrounded by a french set halo and accented by bead set diamond melee shoulders that flow to a knife edge. The underside of the center diamond features a unique floral pattern with diamond accents. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Go • Gold & Platinumsmith: Justin •

 

 

8. Scalloped Halo Engagement Ring

Delicate scalloped milgrain is filled with bead set diamond pavé to create this dramatic halo design. Rose gold accentuates the old European cut diamond. • Designer: Krista • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Mac•

 

 

 

One of our favorite colors from the year was this stunning shade of teal. The best way to get that striking color? with Montana sapphires of course!

9. Rain Drop Sapphire Engagement Ring

A pear-shaped Montana sapphire is a whimsical teal raindrop caught in golden curls accented by cerulean blue round sapphires. • Designer: Mitch • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Robert •

10. Art Deco Teal Engagement Ring

A cushion cut teal Montana sapphire is surrounded by a French set halo and accented by geometric bead set diamond shoulders in this gorgeous Art Deco style engagement ring. • Designer: Sophia • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Dat •

11. Pavé Diamond Wave Engagement Ring

A Montana sapphire is caught in the asymmetrical diamond waves inspired by lava flows of Iceland and Hawaii. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Kelsey & Inae • Wax Carver: Megan & Kristi • Gold & Platinumsmith: Eric •

12. Rose Cut Teal & Golden Wedding Set

A rose cut Montana sapphire with a hexagonal edge is bezel set in this rustic yellow gold engagement ring and wedding band set. • Designer: Pia • CAD Modeler: Michelle • Wax Carver: Bruce • Gold & Platinumsmith: Shayna •

13. Oval Halo & ‘Teal’drop Ring

Pear shaped Montana sapphires frame an oval halo set with graduated diamonds to create this unique three stone engagement ring. • Designer: Mitch • CAD Modeler: Inae • Gold & Platinumsmith: Ryan, Justin & Colin •

 

 

 

Playing with color is a lovely way to add contrast to your jewelry. It’s hard to imagine these designs in just one color —More rose and yellow gold, please!

14. Geometric Two Tone Puzzle Pair

Multi-colored halves of geometrically formed matte palladium and gold separate and fit together to create puzzle pair of wedding bands. • Designer: Sophia • CAD Modeler: Inae • Gold & Platinumsmith: Gary •

 

15. Rose Gold & Platinum Swirl Engagement Ring

Inspired by the whimsical flow of the fiancée’s sketches and doodles, this ring features a sculptural flow of rose and platinum twisting together to hold a round diamond. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Inae • Gold & Platinumsmith: Amy •

 

16. Paisley Filigree and Diamond Swirl Bands

Paisley and diamond swirls encircle this matching wedding set of bands. Each curl was hand fabricated in the Green Lake studio. • Designer: Krista • CAD Modeler: Kelsey & Michelle • Wax Carver: Megan & Bruce • Gold & Platinumsmith: Dat •

 

 

 

Flowers, leaves, favorite hikes, and rivers heavily influenced the design details of these stunning rings and add a sentimental touch too.

17. Celestial Guiding Star Statement Ring

A 10.51 ct rose cut spectrolite is the center of this stunning nature-inspired ring. The sides of the ring offer vignettes of the Cascade mountain range, pine trees, and rivers interlaced with a swirling sky dotted with sentimental gemstones. A golden compass star is featured on the underside of this statement ring. • Designer: Ashlen • Lapidary: Tony • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Vesko & Caitlin •

 

18. Rose Gold Diamond Tulip Engagement Ring

A marquise diamond is framed by two diamond filled tulips that feature bezel set diamonds and scroll engraving below in this floral style engagement ring. • Designer: Sophia • CAD Modeler: Michelle • Gold & Platinumsmith: Dat & Eric •

 

19. Twisting Branch & Diamond Engagement Ring

Bead set diamonds intertwine with a bark texture in this nature inspired engagement ring with an oval mint Montana sapphire center. • Designer: Ben • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Caitlin •

 

 

20. Daisy, Daisy Engagement Ring

A teal and yellow Montana Sapphire held by four engraved leaf prongs are framed by two platinum daisies with yellow diamond centers. Filigree swirls fill the open shoulders while vines wrap around the engagement ring. • Designer: Vinh • CAD Modeler: Michelle • Gold & Platinumsmith: Eric •

 

 

 

Celtic details are always popular at Green Lake, and this year there were some especially creative new styles. It’s hard to pick a favorite, so we chose four!

21. Trinity Halo Engagement Ring

A trillion cut Montana sapphire is framed by a trinity knot styled Celtic halo with bead set diamond accents an a wavy band. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Inae • Gold & Platinumsmith: Justin •

 

 

22. Celtic Floral Vine & Harp Engagement Ring

A Celtic knot flower is formed from a cluster of blue sapphires framed in platinum edges. Marquise diamonds leaves accent the ends of curling vines interlocking with a flowing Irish harp frame. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Eric •

23. Celtic Trinity Knot Pavé

A pierced bead set diamond pattern creates the trinity knot shoulders of this celtic engagement ring. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Kelsey & Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Eric •

24. Lover’s Knot Engagement Ring

A periwinkle Montana sapphire is framed by sets of intertwining platinum lover’s knots in this symbolic engagement ring. • Designer: Jamie • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Shayna •

 

 

 

You never know what detail a client will want to add to their custom design when they walk or write in to our studio. We are so glad all these clients came to us because the story of their ring is too unique not to share!

25. Mermaid & Dolphin Engagement Ring

An oval cut sapphire is surrounded by a rose gold fishtail set halo while pierced details feature a mermaid’s tail down the shoulders of the ring and dolphin jumping across the sides. • Designer: Chelsea • CAD Modeler: Inae • Gold & Platinumsmith: Justin •

26. Owl & Scroll Engagement Ring

A rose gold owl with pink sapphire eyes is a hidden detail under the diamond of this scroll engraved engagement ring. • Designer: Ashley • CAD Modeler: Usiel • Gold & Platinumsmith: Eric •

27. Filigree ‘Q’ Engagement Ring

A filigree letter ‘Q’ is the special detail of this classic split shoulder engagement ring with a periwinkle blue sapphire center. • Designer: Pia • CAD Modeler: Go • Wax Carver: Megan • Gold & Platinumsmith: Joe •

28. Circuits & Binary Band

A hand engraved bright-cut circuit board pattern encircles this wedding band while a binary sequence of the couple’s names patterns the beveled edges. • Designer: Chelsea • Gold & Platinumsmith: Eric •

29. Brussel Sprout Engagement Ring

A green Montana sapphire is the center of a brussels sprout in this matte rose gold engagement ring with polished leaf details. • Designer: Ashley • CAD Modeler: Michelle • Wax Carver: Megan • Gold & Platinumsmith: Shayna •

30. Bee & Hive Band

Pierced & matte platinum hexagons form the hive pattern of this honey bee inspired wedding band. • Designer: Sophia • CAD Modeler: Go • Gold & Platinumsmith: Mac •

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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