A surprise engagement ring for my long time friend Kyra. Her boyfriend Josh got in touch and gave me a bit of freedom to come up with a few different ideas of what she might like. Kyra was a florist so wanted to make something with soft colour, she had also once mentioned Morganites & Diamonds in a comment which I used as my starting point. I mocked up a few photoshopped images of my ideas and sent them to Josh. He liked the round central gem flanked by two diamonds, so I began the hunt for the perfect gem.
Morganites are beautiful peachy-pink gemstone but they are a bit softer than a sapphire or diamond, which are the gemstones I most recommend for engagement rings because of the extra durability. Luckily sapphires come in just about every colour under the sun, so I managed to source a beautiful peachy pink Morganite-coloured sapphire just for her. Nestled between two white Australian Argyle and cast in 18ct rose gold- the most beautiful and rich colour of rose gold. I had originally thought to put champagne diamonds on the side, but once the ring was cast in the 18ct rose gold, we decided to go for classic white diamonds for contrast and so the peach tones in the sapphire would stand out.
Click here to see a video of this beautiful peachy pink sapphire in motion.