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Half Bezel Engagement Rings –

You might be wondering what the differences are between standard bezel settings and their younger siblings, half bezel settings. The answer is simple: a half bezel setting is just a regular old bezel setting, except that it only encompasses approximately half of the edge of the stone rather than the entirety of it. Now, you probably want to know why on earth someone would only want to have a bezel setting that covers half the edge of the stone rather than all around it. Once again, the answer is simple: By keeping around half the edge of the stone uncovered, you can show off the unique edges and angles of that particular stone. We truly enjoy designing rings with half bezel designs, and we think you’ll love how they look.

An engagement ring or wedding band with a half bezel setting that exposes sides of the center stone tends to fall into the contemporary camp, though this kind of setting can look absolutely stunning in just about any context and with any kind of stone, not simply diamonds. Whether you are working with emeralds, sapphires, rubies, or diamonds, a half bezel setting can add a modern flourish and round out the rest of the design of the ring. Now, let’s take a look at some of the half bezel engagement rings and wedding bands we have crafted for our customers at Knox Jewelers in the past. If you see any you particularly like, be sure to let us know! Onto the rings…

Luna – A Contemporary Half Bezel Ring
This unique engagement ring is a contemporary style which focuses on smooth lines and minimal details. The luster of the high polished metal is a beautiful contrast to the vibrant center diamond.
The most common contexts where half bezel settings tend to be found are in rings which are generally labeled as contemporary, or modern. Our Luna design is a prime example of these kinds of rings, and it really showcases how a half bezel can add a level of intricacy to more pure designs – being able to view a side cross section of the center stone truly livens up the piece and gives it an elegant appearance.

Here are some other contemporary styles:

This bold contemporary engagement ring features a wide band that swirls around the center stone. The sculpted form of the band adds dimension to the design.Calla is a contemporary solitaire with its sophisticated half-bezel setting. Raised shoulders contour around the stone adding dimension and security to the diamond. On the side view, the open curve of the band displays the lovely silhouette of the round brilliant.Breeze is a delightful modern solitaire featuring a 0.75 carat center stone. The bypass securely fashions the round diamond at the top of the band for a contemporary feel. The sleek high-polished finish enhances the brilliance of the diamond. This low-profile setting sits closely to the finger for comfort and style.

This sophisticated solitaire design features a 0.75 carat round brilliant cut diamond. The lustrous band creates a sense of flowing movement and embraces the center stone. The open pockets between the split shank keep the design delicate and maintain the fluid aesthetic.This unique engagement ring features a princess cut center diamond in a half-bezel setting. A gentle twist of the band seamlessly showcases the brilliant center stone adding movement to the top of the ring. This unique engagement ring features a wrapped half bezel setting that has the look of a tension setting, but is more secure. The high polish finish of the flowing band creates a sleek transition for the eye to focus upon the flashes of color projecting from the center stone.

Motion Channel – A Diamond Band Half Bezel Design

The Motion Channel design unifies modern styling with a feminine flair. The graceful flow of the band forms the half bezel setting of the round brilliant center stone. The ring is set with graduating diamonds that get larger as they approach the center.

Of course, half bezel settings are not simply limited to those designs that we might call “contemporary.” Our Motion Channel design is a great example of this fact: Motion Channel incorporates a half bezel that remains fluid with the entirety of the 14k white gold band in order to both show the sides of the round brilliant center cut diamond as well as remain faithful to the broader visual motifs we designed into this piece.

Some additional designs featuring a half bezel setting with a diamond adorned band:

Design 2088 boldly displays the crisp lines of a princess cut diamond. The half bezel setting twists to secure the top of the center stone in a kite-set position. Square princess cut side stones are channel set into the handcrafted 14k white gold band.The Oval Novara is uniquely designed with a 0.75 oval center cut diamond set in a horizontal half-bezel. The high polished 14k white gold band is channel set with many round diamonds. This looks stunning with the added touch of perfectly placed hand wrought filigree.Design 1956 is a design of decisive lines and crisp form. A natural 1.00 carat cushion cut sapphire exhibits an impressive profile from a half bezel setting. Crafted in 14k white gold, the high polish band forms a slight flare towards the center stone with channel set graduated princess cut diamonds.

Dreams – The Stunning Synthesis of Filigree and Half Bezel Settings

Dreams is a sleek low-profile design featured with a 1.00 carat oval brilliant. The half-bezel setting built around the mounting securely fashions the center diamond. Yellow gold filigree curls accented with micro pavé creates a beautiful two-tone contrast to the lustrous white gold metal.

Our Dreams design is a brilliant example of how filigree and half bezel settings can work together to create an entirely new and distinctive visual style that catches the eye and guides it towards those exposed edges of the center stone. The yellow gold filigree curves gently guide the war towards the center stone, wherein it then views the side perspective of the center stone.

Filigree detailing can be added to half bezel settings in a variety of ways:

This is a stunningly elegant design. The 0.75 carat round brilliant cut center diamond is set in a half bezel that stays low to the finger. The split shank band has delightful handmade filigree in the pockets. Some of the curls are shaped like small leaves and have diamonds set in them.Design 2385 is a sophisticated solitaire featuring a natural 0.75 carat round cut blue sapphire. The high polish band portrays flowing movement as it embraces the center stone with a half bezel. The open pockets between the split shank make the perfect frame for filigree curls, keeping the design delicate.This custom wide band features an oval cut diamond center in a half-bezel wrap setting. The elegant flow of the relief-engraved filigree pattern compliments the center setting. The stippled background highlights the polished luster of the vines, while blue ceylon sapphires sparkle from the curls.

Princess Seville – A Half Bezel Ring Inspired by Antique Designs

The Princess Seville displays a 1.0 carat square center stone in a half-bezel setting. The band tappers from a lovely three stone array of diamonds to intricate scroll hand engraving. The side profile of the ring displays hand-formed platinum filigree and a hand engraved wheat pattern.

More examples of beautiful antique inspired half bezel designs:

The Stella design is simply mesmerizing! The pierced pattern is ornately decorated with milgrain detail on every edge of this design. Multi-faceted round brilliant diamonds embellish the ring from every angle, and the center stone is held with a half bezel setting.This is a vintage-inspired design that uses intricate details to accent the half bezel set round brilliant diamond. The center stone is bordered by a small triangular array of side stones for added embellishment. The exquisite handmade filigree and hand engraving gives it that heirloom-quality finish. The pierced pattern is exquisitely hand-finished with micro pavé diamonds and milgrain detail. A half-bezel secures a 0.75 carat round brilliant diamond for a dramatic appeal. The side view openly displays the distinctive profile of the diamond for a magnificent perspective.

Sapphire Seville displays a 1.25 carat vibrant blue gemstone. The high polished half-bezel fashions the vivid round sapphire. A cluster of three diamonds flank each side the center stone. Hand engraved patterns and milgrain adorn this antique inspired ring for a picturesque view.A beautiful design with a half-bezel set 0.75 carat round brilliant diamond fashioned on either side by a single side stone. The band is accented with splendid hand-formed platinum filigree curls and fascinating hand engraving. The edges have been textured with milgrain for a refined finish. The striking 1.30 carat asscher cut natural purple sapphire is set perfectly within Design 2492. The half bezel design is complimented by round diamond side stones. The hand engraved band displays fine milgrain edges. Four pockets within the 14k white gold band frame intricate hand wrought filigree scrolls.

To demonstrate how a half bezel setting can be used in just about any sort of jewelry context, we wanted you to have a look at our Princess Seville design, an antique-inspired ring which incorporates intricate hand engraving, a beautiful 14k white gold band, and a half bezel setting that shows off the stunning center stone. Truly, half bezel settings can have a place in any kind of ring, and they can truly take them to another level of exquisiteness and fine design.

Interested in Half Bezel Settings? Get in Touch with Knox Jewelers Today!

If you enjoyed this overview of half bezel settings and some of the examples of our fine craftsmanship here at Knox Jewelers, then you may want to consider having an engagement ring or wedding band with a half bezel setting designed by hand for you. We will work together with you throughout the entire design process to ensure you have a piece at the end which is unique, stunning, and crafted specially for you and your loved one. If you have any questions about how a half bezel setting can be best used in an original design, please do not hesitate to contact us today to learn more about getting started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Design 1540 features 7 half-bezel set princess cut diamonds totaling 0.80 carats. Each square stone is fashioned in a single row along the band and is evenly spaced between a bar of metal. This high polished band pairs beautifully with a princess cut solitaire or by itself for a modern right hand ring.

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Wide Wedding Bands – Boldly Beautiful

What do you think about wide-banded rings and wide wedding bands? Most commonly, our customers at Knox Jewelers order wide bands for use in wedding rings or as anniversary bands. But, these rings are starting to evolve in terms of their function. Today, it is not uncommon to see individuals wearing a wide band for no other reason than “just because,” and that’s great news! When our designers have the opportunity to work with a wide band, they can incorporate far more creative ideas and visual motifs into their designs than when they do not have has much real estate with which to work. When it comes to ring design, every millimeter counts, and wide wedding bands give us a huge canvas from which to craft something truly amazing. But, don’t just take our word for it – let’s have a look at some of these magnificent and unique wide-band design styles.

These elegant styles capture some of the beauty of nature. Flowing vines are adorned with leaves and flowers that have been fashioned out of precious metals and gemstones.
Some of these bands feature free-flowing borders, while others are framed with bands of micro pave.

This stunning wide band features an intricate flow of vines, leaves, and floral motifs. Small diamonds are set among the the leaves on the top section of the band to add flashes of radiant light. All of the edges are carefully hand detailed with milgrain texture.This unique wedding band features a leaf and flower pattern shown is warm hued yellow gold and set with brilliant white diamonds.This nature inspired wide band is a graceful design that combines organic metal work detail within the unique pierced pattern. Diamonds are nestled among the woven vines and leaves for a touch of enchantment. The gentle flow of the pattern is mesmerizing.

Belladonna is a hypnotic floral band that is fashioned from a mix of large filigree curls, leaves, and flowers. Diamonds accent this interior pattern. All the edges are refined with milgrain texture to create depth in the design. The wide band is bordered on each side with a band of micro pavé diamonds.This unique, hand-crafted floral band is inspired by the stunning flowering cherry trees. The edges of each branch are detailed in milgrain texture for dimension. There are two rows of micro pavé framing the design, and each flower and leaf is adorned with vibrant diamonds.

Minimalistic designs that highlight brilliant, dazzling diamonds, and lustrous high polished or satiny brushed metal. These rings also often feature geometric elements or movement in the band to create dimension.

The Fireworks band is a glamorous, heirloom quality right hand ring. This mesmerizing design uses four split-shank bands to create layers and add dimension to the entire piece. Each band is set with micro pavé to dazzle the eye with bursts of white and rainbow light.The Vega is a stunning example of modern artistry while utilizing traditional jewelers techniques. Two rows of round cut diamonds totaling 1.63 carats are set with unique split-prongs and U-shaped detailing for maximum sparkle. Crafted in 14k white gold, the lustrous high polished center adds a contemporary flair.

Our Concave Perfection is a contemporary twist to the traditional. Three rows of gleaming micro pavé diamonds totaling 1.38 carats embellish the band and capture the light. The design is hand cut by our experienced jewelers and each stone is precisely set in place to last a lifetime.Function and design join in the Virage design beautifully. A single row of round cut diamonds totaling 0.67 carats gently waves around the whole band. The diamonds are channel set by hand for maximum security and sparkle. A satin finished 14k white gold band compliments this innovative design.

Mokume Gane
The stunning wood grain patterns of these designs are created from scratch each time, so every ring is truly one-of-a-kind! These bands are easily customized with different color combinations and the addition of diamonds or gemstones.

The artistry of our Solstice-Autumn Wind ring is astounding. A beautiful mixed-metal Mokume Gane inlay in rose, yellow and white make this ring truly breathtaking. The simplistic and contemporary look of the wide mounting design elegantly displays the round brilliant cut diamond in a channel setting. This stunning band is created from a technique called mokume gane. 14k white gold and sterling silver merge together under high heat to form a brilliant "wood grain" design. The pattern is flush set with scattered diamonds adding an elegant sparkle. The design is hand forged in-house by our talented Mokume artist.Warm color tones in 14k white, yellow, and rose gold separated by sterling silver merge together under high heat to form a brilliant "wood grain" mokume gane pattern. The pattern is framed with two rows of bead set diamonds adding elegant sparkle. The design is hand forged in-house by our talented Mokume artist.

Hand Engraved
The breathtaking patterns shown are all hand-carved into the metal of these rings with a sharpened steel tool called a graver. When the jeweler creates these intricate designs, they must be very precise with each and every line they make. Changing the pressure and depth of their strokes as they carve into the metal produces dimension when the light hits the engraved design.

Continual scrolls grace the surface of Design 2487. The unique hand engraved style displays a raised relief in which each of the scroll designs are higher than their background. Perfectly placed round cut diamonds are flush set within the larger curls.This glamorous concave diamond band is featured in a lovely 14k rose gold metal. Curved edges are decorated with hand engraved scroll-work for a picturesque view. Two rows of bead set diamonds line the top of the ring for brilliance. The sandblasted finish adds a chic texture along the center of the design.Flora is an elegant band that uses old world techniques in the form of hand engraving to create a mesmerizing pattern. The design is hand cut in the traditional scroll pattern and raised in relief for a 3D effect. The design is embellished with two rows of micro pavé diamonds that truly capture the light.

Filigree and Scroll-work
Filigree curls of all shapes and sizes create a beautiful movement within a design. These scrolling lines can easily add vintage inspiration to a ring. Many times the sweeping line of metal is accented with diamonds or gem stones, hand engraving, and a beaded milgrain texture.

The Cirrus design frames beautiful scroll filigree curls which capture varying sizes of round cut diamonds. The hand stippling on this design makes a wonderful background to the high polished turns of filigree. The domed band is finished with edges of milgrain.This vintage inspired wide band features a flowing pattern with pierced elements and art deco inspired fan shapes. There are bezel set diamonds within the center design and two rows of micro pavé diamonds framing the pattern. The edges of each section are detailed with milgrain texture for added definition.

Design 2749 is a brilliant display of pierced filigree scrolls and micro pavé diamonds. The wide 14k white gold band presents a significant display with two outer bands of round cut micro pavé diamonds. Within the bands, the open spaces and milgrain edging highlight the filigree design.Intricate pierced scrolls created in 14k white gold and adorned with bead set diamonds. For Design 2352, the natural 3.50 carat cushion cut blue sapphire is embraced with four regal, diamond capped prongs. Hand applied milgrain finishes our Knox Signature heirloom band. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.Intricate pierced scrolls created in 14k white gold and adorned with bead set diamonds. The Britty design showcases the emerald cut green gem stone with distinction by four diamond capped prongs. Two rails of shared prong round diamonds are finished with hand applied milgrain on our Knox Signature heirloom band. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.

Two Tone
A great way to create a unique ring is to incorporate two different colors of metal. These two tone designs showcase how much different parts of the design can be highlighted simply by

This breathtaking wide band is hand crafted in 14k white and rose gold. The flowing white bands of micro pavé lead the eye toward the asscher cut diamond center. Sprigs of high polished rose gold leaves fill the wide pockets in a warm contrast to the dazzling sparkle of the white diamonds.Capturing hues of leaves turning in the Autumn, Design 2857 wraps tones of rose and white 14k gold around your finger. Alternating patterns of crisp bright-cut vines join turned leaves with brilliant, bead set round cut diamonds. Hand applied milgrain on every ring edge finishes this unique band.

Our Dolce design features .67 carats of shimmering natural pink and white diamonds. The 14k rose gold marquise shapes are flanked by full bezel set round diamonds. Two rows of micro pavé diamonds frame the pattern. The edges of the design are finished with milgrain texture for added detail.This enchanting two tone design can be worn for any occasion. The inner pattern is made up of alternating white round bezel set diamonds and yellow gold marquis elements set with two fancy yellow round diamonds. The pattern is framed with micro pavé bands.

Like What You See? Get in Touch!

At Knox Jewelers, we’re here to help you design the custom wide wedding band of your dreams. Or, if you are not currently looking for a wedding band, we can help you to design the perfect ring for any context. Any of our pieces can be created with or without a center stone. If you have any questions about the process, or if you just want to get in touch with us, please contact us right away. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Emerald Cut Engagement Rings – Reflecting Nobility and Elegance Throughout the Ages

Emerald cut engagement rings are stunning, beautiful, and unique, and we are proud to offer them at Knox Jewelers. Why should you consider an emerald cut center stone over the plethora of other options available to you? For one, rings with emerald cut center stones are popular among the powerful and famous, including Camilla Parker Bowles (wife of Prince Charles), Grace Kelly (fiancée of Prince Rainier), and Melanie Knauss (fiancée of Donald Trump). The emerald cut is an elegant cut which incorporates a stepped square stone with cropped corners in order to reduce light dispersion and brilliance. Let’s take a closer look at this cut now and show you just how versatile and lovely it can be in any context or design.

The History of the Emerald Cut

Originally, the emerald cut was designed – unsurprisingly – as a special way to cut emeralds in order to address the issue of inclusions that emeralds naturally have. However, as time progressed, the emerald cut found its way into use with other stones, too, including diamonds. Today, the emerald cut is widely regarded as bold, elegant, and striking- all of which are attributes we strive to imbue within our own designs at Knox Jewelers. And, as we’ll discuss shortly, we’ve taken this classic cut in innovative new directions.

This unique engagement ring is stunning with a three stone halo design. The emerald cut center stone is set in between two beautiful half moon diamonds, and each stone is surrounded by its own glittering micro pave halo. The side features hand formed filigree to add to the antique inspirations of the piece.This elegant vintage inspired design features an emerald cut diamond on a hand engraved band. Hand formed filigree curls compliment the flow of the scroll and half wheat patterned engraving.The beautiful Lorrie design is a solitaire featuring an emerald cut diamond on a wider, hand engraved band. The intricate scroll pattern of the engraving is mesmerizing as light shimmers in and out of the bright cuts forming the pattern.

The Advantages of the Emerald Cut

The emerald cut has a number of valuable properties which make it a great and versatile choice for those customers looking to incorporate elements of nobility and boldness in their engagement ring for that special someone. What makes an emerald cut stone so versatile is its ability to be placed in almost any context and still look amazing and harmonious with the other elements of the ring. For instance, it is not rare to see an emerald cut center stone crafted in conjunction with such features as micro pave and halos, to name a couple.

The Imperial design is a contemporary engagement ring with a wide, high polished band sweeping up to the cathedral setting of the emerald cut center stone. The luster of the metal perfectly compliments the mesmerizing mirror effect of the diamond's step-cut facets.This breathtaking diamond engagement ring features a split shank band leading to a cathedral set halo. The center stone is a mesmerizing emerald cut diamond, whose mirrored step-cut facets stand out perfectly from the brilliant micro pave of the band and halo.The gorgeous Britty design features a rare emerald cut green sapphire on an intricate wide band. The ring is designed with an intricate pattern of filigree curls, bezel set diamonds, milgrain textured edges, and micro pave.

Customization Options

To that end, we offer an almost unlimited variety of customizations options for your emerald cut engagement ring at Knox Jewelers. To best show you the variety of options available to you, let’s take a close look at some of the engagement rings we have designed for our customers.

Emerald Cut Whisper – Hand Engraved Emerald Cut Beauty

A stunning example of a hand engraved solitaire we have designed in the past is our Emerald Cut Whisper ring. This beautiful design features a hand engraved pattern reminiscent of wheat that gently guides your eye to the luxurious .65 ct emerald cut center diamond.

The Emerald Cut Whisper is an elegant hand engraved solitaire engagement ring. The full wheat pattern on the band flows towards the emerald cut center diamond with its mirrored step-cut facets.

Design 1158 – A Stunning Emerald Cut Sapphire

Naturally, you are not limited to emeralds or diamonds when it comes to the emerald cut. Our lovely Design 1158 is a striking variation of our Lucille design which swaps the center diamond for a gorgeous sapphire that truly gets the spotlight on this platinum-based ring.

This stunning three stone engagement ring features a 2.00ct emerald cut blue sapphire center stone with a diamond baguette on either side.

Design 1857 – An Exquisite Combination

We are quite fond of micro pavé stones, here, and Design 1857 takes our fondness for them to an entirely new level. This exquisite ring evokes a sense of nobility and pride due to the .80 ct emerald cut diamond that is framed in a four prong setting. Micro pavé stones are present all along the exterior of the 14K white gold band. This design truly exemplifies the versatility of an emerald cut stone.

This beautiful diamond engagement ring features a micro pave band set with an emerald cut center stone. The mirrored facets of the step-cut center diamond are vibrantly contrasted by the scintillation and fire of the small round diamonds on the band.

Design 2754 – A Lovely Halo-framed Emerald Cut Stone

The final ring we want to showcase is our brilliant Design 2754. As we said before, an emerald cut center stone can be used in just about any kind of context, including within a halo arrangement. In this piece, a 1.00 ct emerald cut emerald is embedded within an Art Deco-inspired micro pavé halo and shoulder detail. No matter the surrounding elements, an emerald cut stone is guaranteed to both enhance those elements as well as look fantastic all on its own.

This stunning emerald engagement ring is shown with an emerald cut emerald gemstone center. The band is set with a double row of diamonds leading to baguette side bars which frame the halo.

We’re Here to Help!

If you are interested in incorporating an emerald cut center stone in an engagement ring for that special someone, then please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff here at Knox Jewelers. We would be thrilled to discuss the options available and how best to utilize this remarkable cut in a stunning piece just for you. We’ll explore different customization options, including band types, engravings, and more. We look forward to working together with you to design a unique emerald cut engagement ring!

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Rose Gold – Timeless Beauty

Before we begin, it is important to note that gold is naturally a yellow metal, and that any other forms of gold, including white and rose, are combinations of gold with other metals – we call these combinations alloys. We’ll talk more about that in the next section, but in the meantime you should know that rose gold is an excellent way to add personality to your jewelry as well as give it a signature, unique appearance – in fact, rose gold is beginning to gain popularity and momentum among jewelers and customers alike, especially here at Knox Jewelers. Without further ado, let’s learn all about rose gold.

The Basics of Rose Gold

As we said before, rose gold is a combination of gold and another metal. 14K rose gold is usually formed with gold (about three fourths), copper (about one fifth), and a marginal amount of silver. This blend of metals allows for 14K rose gold to be strong enough for jewelry as well as have its distinctive rosy hue from which it derives its name.

This breathtaking scalloped wedding band is shown in rose gold with diamond and hand engraved details.This gorgeous wide band is shown in richly colored rose gold and the sides are detailed with intricate hand engraving. The top of the band is lined with two rows of micro pave diamonds which contrast the sand blasted finish in the center of the ring.This elegant wedding band is shown in rose gold and is created using a French style of hand-cut pave called the U-cut style.

Growing Popularity

Rose gold has been steadily gaining in popularity, and for good reason – no other alloy quite matches the splendor and beauty of this red-tinted gold. More and more individuals are choosing to utilize rose gold in their custom engagement rings and wedding bands. Our designers have successfully used rose gold in a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces, and we are quite thrilled by the rise in popularity of this gold alloy for many creative reasons. Even men’s wedding bands are starting to feature rose gold!

This men's wedding band is shown with a white gold band set inside a rose gold band. The rose gold edges and interior are finished with a high polish which, along with its warm color, contrast handsomely with the brushed finish of the white gold.This contemporary men's wedding ring is shown in 14k white gold with a brushed finish. The negative spaces in the band are created to highlight the 14k rose gold wire running through the middle of the piece.

Mokume Gane

One of the areas in which rose gold is extraordinarily useful is in the practice of Mokume Gane. At Knox Jewelers, we are experts in these techniques, and having the option of using rose gold in conjunction with yellow and white gold can allow us to design some truly stunning Mokume Gane rings. In the next section, we’ll take a look at these designs as well as other ones we have crafted by hand for our customers in the past.

This decadent men's wedding band features a tri-color Mokume Gane pattern set into a platinum band. The Mokume Gane is a combination of white and rose gold with silver. The top of the band is set with a row of carre cut diamonds.This contemporary diamond engagement ring features a wide band set with a Mokume Gane inlay. The large round center stone is held in a half bezel setting and is accented perfectly with hues of the rose, yellow, white gold and silver of the Mokume pattern.

Our Unique Designs

Rose gold looks fantastic with many different elements. The unique engagement rings and wedding bands we have created for our customers are varied, but they all share one attribute in common: they are exceedingly beautiful with their rosy tint. Let’s take a look at some of them now:

North Shore Rose

This design makes exclusive use of 14K rose gold to give the ring a bright hue and warm texture. Combined with our detailed hand engravings and milgrain textures, North Shore Rose’s rose gold base truly looks fantastic all on its own without other metals or stones.

This set of matching wedding bands is done in warm hued rose gold. The rings feature intricate hand engraving for a vintage appeal.

Flora – Autumn Wind

Flora is one of our stunning examples of Mokume Gane craftsmanship. This piece uses three metals: 14k yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold, all mixed and blended together to give the natural appearance for which Mokume Gane is so well regarded. We’ve also added two rows of lovely, sparkling diamonds to give this ring a beautiful aesthetic.

This stunning Mokume Gane band features a pattern made of white, rose, and yellow gold interspersed with silver. The edges of the band are lined in dazzling micro pave.

Design 2903

Finally, Design 2903 shows how regal and vibrant 14k rose gold can look in conjunction with a center stone – in this case, a 1.25ct princess cut center diamond. Rose gold is a truly versatile alloy that is both durable, striking, and warm, and we think that these designs truly make the case for its use in practically any context, including with diamonds, other stones, hand engravings, and more.

This cathedral style diamond engagement ring is featured in 14k rose gold with a "river" of diamonds set fully underneath the elevated center stone.

Two-Tone Designs

Designs featuring multiple metals are another way to add more detail to a design. As you can see, the warm hue of the rose gold stands out beautifully against the cool luster of the white gold.

This breathtaking antique inspired ring features a beautiful mix of white and rose gold. The sweeping bands of micro pave flow towards the asscher cut center diamond while the high polished luster of the rose gold flares and leaves accent the design.This regal engagement ring features and oval cut diamond surrounded by a rose gold and diamond halo. The band is featured in white gold and all of the side diamonds are set using a hand-cut pave style called the U-cut.

This unique wide wedding band is shown in white gold with accents of rose gold. The ring is adorned with micro pave, and the rose gold accents are set with pink diamonds.This graceful design features three flowing bands of micro pave diamonds. The outer two bands are shown in 14k white gold while the middle band is featured in the decadent, warm hued rose gold.

Rose Gold Mock-Ups

We are more than happy to hand sketch or create a computer mock-up of your preferred design with rose gold. If this might be something in which you are interested, please let us know. We will create a detailed sketch of your piece and allow you to make modifications as you see fit – helping you to design a custom engagement ring or wedding band is what we are here to do.

Knox Jewelers Is At Your Service

We do not simply design stunning and unique engagement rings and wedding bands – we also go the extra mile in ensuring our customers understand exactly what goes into the process as well as give them complete freedom in the outcome of a particular design. If you have any questions about rose gold, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working together with you to design a beautiful rose gold engagement ring or wedding band!

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Full Bezel Set Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands –

Bezel settings – that is, settings wherein the metal of the band encompasses the edge of the gemstone – have a long and rich history in the metal smithing and jewelry-making professions. As a matter of fact, the use of bezel settings was one of the first ways in which metal smiths would set gemstones or diamonds into jewelry, as evidenced by many ancient heirlooms in public and private collections. But, bezel settings have practical advantages for the modern jewelry we design here at Knox Jewelers, too. While prong settings are the most common and popular settings for most modern pieces, they have a number of issues. In particular, prong settings allow for their stones to be more susceptible to accidental rubbing or damage; furthermore, these settings tend to be less secure overall. While the possibility of stone dis-lodgement through even intense activity is minimal, bezel settings make this risk practically nonexistent. These are just a few of the reasons why our handcrafted full bezel engagement rings and wedding bands have been supremely popular with our customers.

Stunning solitaire engagement ring featuring a kite set asscher diamond in a bezel setting. The wider band is detailed with intricately elegant hand engraving.This diamond engagement ring is shown in the beautiful warm hues of rose gold. The bezel set center diamond and channel set diamonds on the halo and band are dazzling. An elegant ring with timeless appeal.Antique inspired pear engagement ring shown in yellow gold. This elegant design is shown with a vintage inspired knife edge band detailed in hand engraving and hand formed filigree. The bezel set center diamond completes the timeless appeal of this gorgeous ring.

The History and Evolution of Bezel Settings

Some of the very first settings in the history of the profession used the bezel technique to perfectly fit and protect the beautiful gemstones of the eras past. For thousands of years, the bezel setting served as the one and only setting used by jewelers due to its feasibility with the tools and implements of those times. Essentially, an ancient jeweler might have fashioned a bezel setting by taking a piece of metal, whether gold, silver, or other, and fabricating it so that it matches the outer shape of the center stone. Then, the jeweler would place the stone within the bezel and “push” the metal over the stone so as to encompass it. This technique has largely remained unchanged throughout the ages, and it still requires many years to master the pushing of the metal to just the right amount over the center stone so that it is not only secure, but also concealed as little as possible.

Classic halo engagement ring featuring a bezel set emerald cut diamond center stone. The band is a euro shank style with the halo set just high enough to wear a straight wedding or anniversary band next to it.Flowing split shank band creates a dimensional design that will come to life on your finger. The dazzling bezel set center diamond is surrounded by a micro pave halo.

The Advantages of Bezel Settings

As stated previously, bezel settings offer a variety of advantages. Here are just a few of them:

* Protection: Due to the seamless nature of a bezel setting, the stones contained therein are protected from many types of accidental damage.
* Versatility: Bezel settings look great with a variety of different band styles and stone cuts, as evidenced by our examples below.
* Snag-proof: Unlike prong settings, when a bezel setting gets damaged it is not likely to move away from the stone in a way that will leave the metal exposed to accidentally scratch someone or snag on things.

Regal antique inspired design featuring a marquise cut diamond in a bezel setting as the center stone. The knife edge band is detailed with art deco inspired hand engraving and hand formed filigree curls. Regal antique inspired design featuring a marquise cut diamond in a bezel setting as the center stone. The knife edge band is detailed with art deco inspired hand engraving and hand formed filigree curls.

Examples of Bezel Settings Crafted By Knox Jewelers

At Knox Jewelers, we have crafted many unique engagement rings and wedding bands with bezel settings. Our metalsmiths have trained for many years to master this art, and we are proud to offer them to our customers. Those customers who have opted for a bezel setting have loved its elegance, durability, and sophistication, so much so that we could not help but tell you about them. Here are three of the unique and beautiful rings we have crafted for our customers in the past:

* Radiant Enchantment: With micro pavé stones stones forming a stunning halo around the center bezel setting of this beautiful ring, Radiant Enchantment surely lives up to its name. This piece in particular shows how bezel settings can be combined with halos and other silhouettes to create truly stunning jewelry.

This dazzling diamond engagement ring features a radiant cut center diamond in a bezel setting surrounded by a micro pave halo, basket, and band.
* Monarch: The proud, noble Monarch ring showcases the exquisite combination of a round center stone, round bezel setting, and a lovely micro pavé band. Truly, this 14k white gold band is fit for nobility of the highest prestige.

The unique engagement ring, Monarch, from Knox Jewelers features a bezel set center diamond surrounded by a channel set halo. This design has antique inspirations and features stunning hand engraving and hand formed filigree.The unique engagement ring, Monarch, from Knox Jewelers features a bezel set center diamond surrounded by a channel set halo. This design has antique inspirations and features stunning hand engraving and hand formed filigree.

Here are some custom, Monarch Variations:

This stunning ruby engagement ring is vintage inspired with a bezel setting, hand engraving, and hand formed filigree details. The diamonds of the halo and the top of the band help to highlight the luscious ruby center.Gorgeous split shank engagement ring design featuring an emerald halo around a bezel set center diamond. The band is detailed with elegant hand engraved patterns and the sides of the halo feature hand formed filigree curls.
* Bezel Step Eternity: Our innovative and elegant Bezel Step Eternity band takes the classic bezel setting design to a new level. A seamless, interlocking 14k white gold band of bezel round brilliant diamond settings makes this ring a truly unique and novel design not seen elsewhere.

This beautiful wedding band features diamonds set in interconnecting bezels.

Choosing a Bezel Setting for Your Wedding Band or Engagement Ring

A bezel setting is a fantastic choice of setting for the center stone of your wedding band or engagement ring. If you would like to learn more about using a bezel setting in a band for that special someone, please get in touch with us today. We look forward to discussing your plans with you!

Lovely solitaire engagement ring featuring hand formed filigree details for a unique design.A delightfully bubbly wedding or anniversary band, Champagne features various sizes of round brilliant cut diamonds in bezel settings.

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