Neither an oval or a pear shape, the unique 2.49 CARATA 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.
Madagascan blue sapphire at the heart of our bombé-style cocktail ring was cut and polished by Top Notch Faceting, which has built a reputation as one of the most innovative stone cutters in the jewellery industry today. Sophie chose to frame the centre stone with 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.
Among the most treasured of all the gemstones, sapphires are a variety of the mineral corundum that are known for their exceptional beauty, hardness and durability. Best known as a blue gemstone, the sapphire actually comes in almost every colour of the rainbow. The birthstone of September, sapphires have been revered for centuries and feature heavily in the British Crown Jewels, earning them a regal status around the world.
, with the ring making as much of a statement as the centre stone.
- Metal: Platinum
- Central Stone: Madagascan Blue Sapphire 2.49ct
- Diamond Halo: 0.14ct approx
- Dimensions: 12.6mm x 21mm