Created in collaboration with Top Notch Faceting, our Tanzanian Green GARNETThe birthstone for January, garnets are commonly associated with the colour red but can be found in almost every hue. The collective name for a closely related group of silicate minerals, the green stone tsavorite is one of the most popular and valuable varieties of garnet.
Cocktail Ring is designed to showcase the distinctive characteristics of the 1.93 CARAT
A unit of weight that is used to measure the physical weight of diamonds and gemstones, one carat equals 0.200 grams or 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points. The term carat is believed to derive from the carob tree, whose seeds weigh approximately 0.20 grams. To determine the approximate weight of a diamond, ancient jewellers would use carob seeds placed on balance scales. While this archaic method has been replaced with high-precision electronic weighing machines, the terminology has endured.
GROSSULAR Garnet. The chunky bombé style, popularised in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, creates a bold frame around the uniquely shaped and cut green Garnet. Sophie chose a fine DIAMOND HALO
A popular engagement ring style, halo describes a design featuring a larger centre stone encircled by a “halo” of small pavé set diamonds.
and RIBBON SETTING
A term created by Sophie to describe a very fine bezel setting (a type of gemstone setting that secures a stone in place using a continuous band of metal), the ribbon setting is designed to minimise the amount of metal overlapping the top of the gem.
, surrounded by an expanse of PLATINUM
A lustrous silvery-white precious metal, platinum is brighter and harder than white gold, making it a popular choice for engagement rings.
, to ensure the focus is on this ONE-OF-A-KIND
As the name suggests, one of a kind means that a jewel is the only one of its kind and will not be replicated.
Garnet, with the ring making as much of a statement as the centre stone.
- Metal: Platinum
- Central Stone: Tanzanian Grossular Green Garnet 1.93ct
- Diamond Halo: 0.16ct approx
- Dimensions: 12.6mm x 21mm