Here at Knox Jewelers, one of our new favorite custom created engagement ring is built around a breathtaking 1.30 carat round brilliant cut diamond set into a milgrain edged center bezel. The dynamic center stone is surrounded by a flattering flared band accented by bead-set diamond on either shoulder. Hand wrought filigree, hand cut relief engraving and a unique half moon keyhole add luxury to the ring’s profile view. Milgrained edges add a vintage inspired finishing touch to this ornate custom engagement ring. Design 3267 is a fully imaged blend of antique details and modern aesthetics, our favorite combination!
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 magnificent 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!
A ring created at Knox Jewelers is truly a piece of art, tailored to your exact specifications and built from the ground up. Any Knox custom engagement ring can be created around the exact measurements of the gemstone you hand select to feature as its center piece. This ensures that the gemstone you select will fit perfectly into your custom setting, as if they are one. There is no manipulating a ready-made setting, with the risk of an ill fit and potential loosening of your gemstone in the future.
We work diligently to bring together a great variety of diamond and gemstone options in hopes that we can provide the center stone of your dreams. We update our online gemstone list weekly with newly discovered treasures. One center stone choice that is not listed on our available gemstone list, but is still a great option for a beautiful centerpiece, is an alternative lab created gemstone. We have a source providing lab created emerald, ruby, sapphire and alexandrite selections.
Gemstones created in a lab are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined from the ground. The only thing different from this gem and a genuine gem is that it was created in a lab and not found in the Earth. They have the same chemical composition, appearance, and durability. They may even have a richer color and a higher clarity because they were created with their given gemstone’s optimal characteristics in mind.
Colorful, vibrant gemstones featured in personal jewelry have always created a romantic and one-of-a-kind look. Every color and luster of stone holds its own meaning to the wearer. Unique and saturated colors are to some a badge of wealth or accomplishment. The royal and the famous have always had an appetite for vivid jewels. On a smaller, personal note, a colored stone could represent a birthstone, hold a symbolism or simply be a favorite hue.
Yet some of these gemstones are rarer, harder to get, and quite expensive. That’s why lab-created gemstones are available as alternatives.
The more expensive and hard-to-find natural gems in jewelry, such as sapphire, emerald, and ruby are favorite lab-created stones. They are not gem imitations; lab-created gemstones are the real deal. They are grown in a laboratory, following naturals recipe, and are identical chemically, physically and optically to natural gems.
The mineral composition of lab-created stones is created through a process similar to what nature does beneath the earth over millions of years, but in a lab at a fraction of the time, and for a fraction of the cost of mining. The average person, one not familiar with natural gemstone traits, would find it very difficult to tell the difference between a natural and lab created gemstones. Even for one trained in the gemstone field it usually would take high magnification or other instruments to be completely convince of a natural identification.
The largest difference between the two options is that a natural gem typically has inclusions from the crystallization process during its creations. Gases and other minerals can become trapped during the molten stage of gemstone creation, and become an inclusion in the stone. Because lab-created stones rely on a steady, controlled process of applying minerals, heat and pressure, they usually have fewer to no inclusions.
If you choose to feature a lab created gemstone in your custom created ring, you will receive a high quality stone with fewer inclusions and a optimal rich color with a significantly lower price tag compared to their natural gemstone counterparts. In some cases, like alexandrite, natural options have become extremely rare. Lab created options may be the only way some admirers will ever be able to own a unique color-changing alexandrite. Lab created options allow us the opportunity to set a beautiful center stone into your ring without waiting for mother nature to create the perfect crystal.
Contact Knox Jewelers today to learn more about featuring a lab created alternative as the center stone in your one-of-a-kind custom engagement ring. We will be able to provide you with the current availability of sapphire, ruby, alexandrite and emerald options. A lab created gemstone is a great way to feature a vibrant and clear center in your ring for a fraction of the cost. We would be happy to assist you in building your heirloom quality piece around the center stone of your choosing.
Knox Jewelers has become known for its one-of-a-kind custom engagement ring creations. To maintain this reputation, we are always striving to update our cases with rings that showcase our unique design ability and hand finishing techniques. The latest additions to our inventory are true to this belief, illustrating Knox’s signature creation process with an antique design appeal. Where better to take inspiration then from the timeless beauty and romance of generations past.
The fascination and enthusiasm for vintage inspired ring settings does not go unnoticed here at Knox Jewelers. The appeal lies in their complicated beauty. Each one is unique with its tapestry of intricate filigree curls, detailed relief engraving and curvaceous silhouettes. Our jewelers hand craft each piece especially to your specifications to ensure your custom engagement ring will be of heirloom quality.
There lies a distinctiveness within an antique inspired ring; they have character. Some may see the uniqueness of their own relationship reflected in singularity of a handcrafted vintage inspired ring from Knox. There is something romantic about a ring design created in the past but still desired today. It has endured the test of time. Featured below are our latest additions to our vintage inspired engagement ring settings. Every detail is created by hand and every ring is made from the ground up, especially for you.
True to antique form our Adele setting boast an exaggerated profile height , allowing room for pierced cast-in-place filigree work and a surprise bead-set diamond on either side. Its center diamond is placed within a hexagon shaped setting and held in place by six prongs. Milgrain edges add the final touch to this Edwardian era inspired ring design.
Our Coral ring design negates the notion that a band has to be wide to include intricate detailing. Good things can come in small, tapering packages. This ring features swirl patterned relief engraving with a central gemstone set into diamond encrusted seat.
Giving us a bold shoulder, the Sylvia ring design includes large pear shaped side stones that direct attention towards its bezel set center diamond. This seamless design incorporates custom filigree pockets within a bead-set arching diamond band. Owing its intricate detailing to not one but several eras of influence, this ring setting is truly something special.
The hefty Art Nouveau influence shine through in our Alexandria design. Four delicate petal prongs hold an oval cut diamond in its uniquely crafted center setting. Curving elements and flowing lines emulate the favored artistic details of the era. Bead set diamonds highlight the intricate band and a surprise marquise shaped diamond on either side brings a focus to the ring’s profile view.
Befitting its namesake, our Fitzgerald ring design holds design elements inspired by the roaring twenties and its Art Deco movement. A bezel setting allows for milgraing edging to encircle the entire center diamond. Exaggerated scroll shapes lead into an arching band, that from the top view adds a flattering pinched shape. Bead set diamonds and an amble amount of milgrain add a lavish appeal in line with its era of influence.
Finally, the best of both worlds is achieved in our Noveau ring design featuring a modern half bezel center stone setting surrounded by elaborate vintage inspired scroll relief engraving.
Any of the settings listed above can be crafted as-is or custom tailored to your preferences. If you would like to incorporate any of the elements from our most recent antique inspired design into your custom engagement ring, contact Knox Jewelers today and we can help you start the creation process. We are experts at taking your vision and making into an heirloom. Learn more about designing your own custom antique engagement ring here. We will work together with you from start to finish to create an antique inspired engagement ring that contains both the visual and emotional elements important to you. There exists perhaps no experience more fulfilling or significant than being able to design a piece of jewelry which symbolizes the love you share with that special someone and no better place to draw inspiration from than the elaborate ring silhouettes of decades past.
One of our new favorite custom created engagement ring is built around the mesmerizing step cut facets of a 1.00 carat asscher cut diamond held in a low four prong setting. Marquise shapes set with micro pavé diamonds and square carre cut diamonds are placed together in this design to create a rhythmic pattern of ovals and arches. Bezel set side diamonds and milgrain edges add lavish antique detailing to this wide band engagement ring. This mosaic inspired 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!
It’s important to understand that jewelry is not a maintenance free purchase. Just like a car, periodic service is required. Cleanings and inspections are designed to catch when work needs to be done.
Without our lifetime warranty, you could be paying hundreds of dollars to keep up on yearly maintenance elsewhere.
The Knox Lifetime Warranty Covers:
Free Rhodium Plating and Polishing is offered twice a year to keep your ring looking like new.
Cleaning and Inspections are always free, no appointment is needed at our Minneapolis or Woodbury locations.
If during one of these inspections there is a loose stone, we will take care of getting it tightened for you, a savings of $19 a stone.
If a side diamond ever falls out or is damaged, Knox will replace it free of charge, an average savings of $73 per stone.
Included in our warranty is one free ring sizing, so your ring will have a perfect fit.
You will want to have your ring insured under a homeowners or renters policy. We will issue you a free certificate of sale; this is the document your insurance carrier will need. It will outline all the important details about your center gem and ring. The average cost for a similar appraisal is $125.
Our lifetime warranty also helps in case something major happens to your ring. Like it was lost, stolen or damaged. With Knox, we will cover up to $250 of your insurance deductible in the event you need to make an insurance claim.
Lastly, to keep your ring looking brilliant between in-store cleanings, we supply you with a free jar of jewelry cleaner every year.
As you can see, the savings of common services needed to maintain your ring will add up to thousands of dollars over a lifetime of wear. Knox is here to protect your purchase for the rest of its life.
When we created our lifetime warranty, we wanted to make it easy for our customers to maintain.
We don’t need you to come in every six months to the date like most jewelers do. We want to see your ring once a year. If you happen to miss an annual inspection, don’t fret, we can reinstate your warranty after we inspect your ring on your next visit.
We don’t require you to keep a signed and dated inspection book to get warranty work done. We keep track of your visits so you don’t have to.
The jewelers that crafted your ring are also the ones who will take care of your jewelry when warranty work is needed. We will never ship your ring out of state or use sub-contractors for repairs.
Almost all warranty work is performed while you wait. Jewelers who are not equipped for on-site repairs like us will have to send your ring out, which can take up to four weeks.
Contact us today if you have any questions concerning our warranty or getting started on your custom engagement ring.