A new trend has gained momentum here at Knox Jewelers. We have been creating more and more custom engagement rings featuring a beautiful moissanite center stone than ever before. At a fraction of the cost, colorless moissanite is the perfect stand in for natural diamond in any custom created ring from Knox. Our heirloom quality, hand finished detailing combined with the fiery brilliance of moissanite makes for a dazzling engagement ring that is sure to turn heads.
We offer Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite as a center stone options in any one of our custom created engagement rings. Charles & Colvard was the original creator of moissanite and we trust them to supply environmentally and ethically responsible lab created gemstones.
The Forever One Moissanite is the product of twenty years of research that refined the way this gemstone is created. The end result was a colorless gemstone with high dispersion that can hold its own against natural diamond.
Forever One Moissanite is currently available in eight different shapes, allowing you a variety of cuts to choose from to feature in your perfect ring. All of our available moissanite gemstone options can be viewed here, on our Online Gemstone List.
Moissanite is a gemstone in its own right, not a diamond simulation or alternative.
All moissanite used in jewelry today is lab created. Large qualities of the gemstone are rarely found in nature. Dr. Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize winner, first discovered minute quantities of this mineral nearly a century ago in an ancient meteorite that fell to earth in Arizona. Created moissanite is silicon carbide formed as a single crystal.
Forever One Moissanite faces up colorless, and closely mimics the appearance of colorless or near colorless diamond.
It ranks very high on the Mohs scale of hardness at a 9.25. This makes it a durable gemstone that is suitable for everyday jewelry, such as an engagement ring.
Moissanite is available in many carat sizes and cut shapes. Our current cut options include round, cushion, princess, radiant, oval, pear emerald and asscher shapes.
Moissanite gemstones have a brilliance, hardness, and dispersion unlike any other lab created gemstone currently available.
A higher dispersion rate allows moissanite to emit more color and light flashes than it diamond counterpart.
Lab created moissanite is close to flawless with no visible inclusions.
Stop into either of our locations to view a moissanite center stone in person, and discover for yourself the beauty of the Forever One colorless moissanite. Once you view this gemstone in person, you will understand why several customers have recently selected this gemstone to be featured in their custom created engagement rings!
All Knox Jewelers custom engagement rings are crafted by hand, including fine details like our hand wrought filigree curls and hand engraving patterns. Engraving on jewelry is a very specialized form of art that we have cultivated here at Knox jewelers to ensure that your custom ring is hand finished and truly one of a kind. Our main objective is to offer the highest quality heirloom rings, and including hand engraving on our custom pieces is one factor in that quality equation. Engraving carved by hand will always be unique to each piece. Displayed below are some of our most popular engraving patterns that are available to be added to any Knox Jewelers custom engagement ring. Many of our our styles are inspired from vintage detailing. Hand engraving adds a personality and uniqueness to any ring.
Our extraordinary collection of hand engraved engagement rings are truly unique and are amongst the highest quality pieces in the world. Our styles are one-of-a-kind and our craftsmanship is of the highest quality. We have several styles and designs of hand engraving available to adds details and depth to your special design. All of our hand engraving is a great way to customize your engagement ring and set it apart from the rest. Contact Knox Jewelers today and get started on creating your very own custom engagement ring featuring your preferred hand engraved patterning.
Design 3477, the latest addition to our ever-growing selection of custom created engagement rings is our new favorite antique inspired setting here at Knox Jewelers. The octagon diamond and blue sapphire halo featured on this custom creation draws inspiration from the intricate geometric designs popular in the 1920s. The curving lines of the halo and diamond band are outlined in milgrain edging, giving the ring an antique flare. A bold statement is made by the blue sapphires, studding each corner in dramatic repetition. The unusual shape of the halo is complimented by a flaring double row of graduating diamond leading down the shank. The profile of the ring is not forgotten; hand formed filigree curls and hand engraving adorn the sides and complete this extraordinary design.
This Art Deco era design centers around a dazzling round brilliant cut diamond. The round cut plays a great contrast against the octagonal shaped halo. Knox’s ability to bring any dream engagement ring to life is illustrated in this breathtaking custom piece. A timeless outline with historical details is the perfect way to describe Design 3477. Knox hand finishes and outstanding craftsmanship will ensure that this emerald cut 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 outstanding octagonal sapphire and diamond halo 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 unique engagement ring!
The mineral quartz includes a diverse family of gemstones including the violet hued variety, amethyst. This gemstone’s coloring can range from the desirable saturated darker purples and reddish purples to lighter grayish lavender tints. Naturally occurring irradiation and a trace amount of iron present in amethyst’s crystal structure causes its violet color.
Throughout history this gemstone has been a favorite amongst royalty, decorating kings and queens in the color of nobility. At one time amethyst was as expensive as ruby or emerald until the late 19th century when vast deposits of the gemstone were discovered in Brazil. The country is still producing beautiful amethyst and is one of the most important sources of the gemstone. Today, amethyst is most commonly known as the birthstone tied to the month of February.
Color zoning is very common in rough amethyst crystals. This means amethyst grows with distinct bands of darker and lighter shades of purple within the same crystal. The darkest, most saturated purple is usually present at the tips of the formation while the rest of the crystals fades to light violet and colorless. There will be very few vibrant purple faceted gemstone compared to lighter options once the crystal is cut and polished.
Amethyst rates a gemstone hardness of 7 on the Mohs Scale. It is not as durable as sapphire or diamonds, so if you choose to set an amethyst 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 mysterious deep violet amethyst shown here would make a stunning one-of-a-kind right hand ring. This amethyst option is currently featured on our online gemstone list, and is just waiting to be made into a custom created masterpiece!
Take a cue from kings and queens throughout history and let us at Knox Jewelers help you design a custom created piece of jewelry holding this marvelous deep violet amethyst. Visit our online gemstone list and view all of our available amethyst options!
Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her Sapphire Jubilee this upcoming Monday to mark 65 years on the British throne. The Queen will be the first British monarch to reach a sapphire jubilee; already becoming the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch in 2015. Few British monarchs have surpassed their golden jubilee celebration, which marks 50 years.
A famed portrait of the queen taken by renowned photographer David Bailey was reissued to honor the anniversary. In the photograph she wears a suite of sapphire jewelry gifted by her father King George VI as a wedding present in 1947. The set includes a necklace featuring 16 blue sapphires surrounded by diamonds with drop earrings to match. The Queen also commissioned a matching tiara and bracelet in 1963 to complete the suite.
With this inspiration at the forefront, Knox Jewelers would be overjoyed to assist you in custom creating sapphire jewelry fit for a queen. We have several loose blue sapphires available, in many sizes and shapes, just waiting to be fit into a beautiful custom jewelry piece. Draw inspiration from the royal suite and pair dazzling diamond halos framing your perfect blue sapphire for a regal look. We have several sapphire halo designs featured on our website that can be altered to your specification, or we could start anew with a sketch and bring your perfect sapphire jewelry to life. Contact us today to get started on your one-of-a-kind royal sapphire jewelry. You are sure to feel like a queen with deep blue sapphires set into your perfect custom setting!