Peridot is the vibrant yellow-green gemstone variety of the mineral olivine. It is usually found in volcanic rock deposits that are rich in iron and magnesium. The iron in peridot’s chemical composition causes its unique yellow-green coloring. This gemstone’s color range is very limited and includes brown-green hues to more yellowish-green and saturated solid green. The yellowish variety of this gemstone is the one most often used in fine jewelry, but any shade of this vibrant gemstone would make an amazing custom creation!
Peridot is deposited worldwide and does occur in the United States, it can be found in Arkansas, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico. Throughout history this gemstone has been confused often for other green gems, several notable times for emeralds. It is even speculated and Cleopatra’s famous emerald collect was actually green peridot.
Peridot is believed to be a gemstone talisman for protection. Superstition aside, this sentiment tied to peridot would make it a meaning center stone in any one of custom creations!
Peridot holds an average gemstone hardness of 7 on the Mohs Scale. It is not as durable as diamond or sapphire, so if you choose to set a peridot into one of our custom ring settings, it would need to be worn with care and might not be suitable for everyday jewelry. However, this glowing yellowish-green radiant cut gemstone shown here could make a stunning right hand ring. The featured magnificent green peridot option is currently available on our online gemstone list, and is just waiting to be made into a custom created work of art!
Let us at Knox Jewelers help you design a custom created piece of jewelry holding the lovely green radiant cut peridot featured here or any other available option on our gemstone list. Contact us today to get started!
Hand carved engraving is one of Knox Jewelers’ most labor intensive design elements. Our unique engraving patterns are created by hand and gives your custom engagement ring a one of a kind look that leaves a lasting impression.
Traditional hand engraving on jewelry has a long and visually interesting history. It is a skill that requires many years of training to master. We are lucky enough to have an accomplished team of jewelers versed in the most difficult of goldsmiths techniques, including delicate hand engraving.
Engraving is created by using a sharpened tool called a graver to carve the intricate patterns into the metal.
All Knox custom engagement rings are build by hand from the ground up with extreme precision and craftsmanship. Engraving patterns carved individually is a detail that tells the world that your ring was hand crafted, carefully constructed and made exclusively for you. Consider including you favorite engraving pattern into your Knox Jewelers custom created engagement ring. It will elevate and bring a uniqueness to any design. Contact us today to get started on your own engagement ring featuring hand carved engraving!
This new custom created engagement ring is leaving us rather speechless here at Knox Jewelers. This recent custom creation features a truly unique baguette blue sapphire set halo framing a stunning 2.00 carat round center diamond. Inspired by halo settings from the Art Deco era, this custom ring displays true to the time wrapped shoulders and a pierced design under halo. Each baguette blue sapphire was set by hand into the halo to ensure complete symmetry and consistency. The channel set halo and bezel set center diamond are enhanced by beaded milgrain edging, adding depth and texture to the design. Knox’s ability to create a one of a kind custom engagement ring from any inspiration is illustrated in this amazing handcrafted piece. Design 3518 is a custom recreation inspired by an era known for its innovative jewelry designs. Knox Jewelers’ hand finishes and outstanding craftsmanship will ensure that this platinum, sapphire and diamond engagement ring will last a lifetime.
Every ring at Knox Jewelers is made by hand from the ground up. We are extremely proud of our in-house design team that works tirelessly to add even the smallest details to your perfect custom engagement ring. We document the creation of our custom piece with jeweler’s eye view production photos, allowing you the chance to see your beautiful ring come to life.
This extraordinary platinum and sapphire Art Deco inspired ring design can be recreated to accommodate any type, shape, or size center stones. Contact Knox Jewelers today to custom tailor this design to your preferred precious metal and central gemstone selection to create your own one-of-a-kind engagement ring!
Throughout the centuries ruby has always been highly regarded and as colored gemstones go, ruby is one of the most historically significant. In ancient Sanskrit ruby was named ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones”. The gemstone received its modern name from the Latin word ruber, which means red, and ruby will forever be the standard that all other red gemstones are compared against. Ruby has acquired its fair share of legends through the years, most involving beauty, wisdom, love or protection. The gem retained its regard as the western world grew, and it soon became one of the most sought after precious stones of European upper class and royalty. In modern times, the desire for ruby has only grown as it has become a symbol of love and passion. With these notions in mind, ruby would make a stunning and meaningful center stone in any of our custom created engagement rings.
Ruby is the vibrant red variety of the mineral corundum. This mineral family also includes the gemstone sapphire, in all of its colors. In its purest form, corundum is colorless, but trace elements present in the crystal structure causes its wide variety of hues. Chromium is the trace element responsible of ruby’s red coloring. Ruby, and all other corundum, holds an average gemstone hardness of 9 on the Mohs Scale. It is not as durable as diamond, but ruby would fair very well in most custom engagement ring settings or any other custom creation you desire. The unique octagonal cut ruby shown here would make a stunning colored gemstone engagement ring or right hand ring. This deep red ruby option is currently featured on our online gemstone list, and is just waiting to be made into a custom created work of art!
Let us at Knox Jewelers help you design a custom created piece of jewelry holding the scarlet octagonal ruby featured here or any other available option on our gemstone list. Contact us today to get started!
Let us at Knox Jewelers custom create your perfect engagement ring or wedding band inspired by your favorite Art Nouveau era jewelry! Contact Knox Jewelers today and get started on creating your very own custom engagement ring featuring whiplash outlines, floral elements and curving scroll work.