Combination of Styles
This ring design was a combination of modifying, replicating and designing from scratch. This can be the most in-depth design process, as it combines inspirations from many places into one piece.
· Replicate the side view of Mary-Kate Olsen’s engagement ring
· Modify a faux bezel design from Pinterest
· Create the use of claw prongs and rope-like band from scratch
Starting Point: Low Profile
This was the most important decision of the process. Sam knew he wanted a low profile piece with substantial metal. Replicating the intricate side design while keeping a low-profile setting narrowed the possibilities for the rest of the design.
Compromising for a Rope Element
The layered rope design was impossible to create and keep the low-profile setting; however, Sam was set on including some kind of rope element. The design was changed so the ropes would be hidden. Brittany could still see and enjoy the design detail, but they would be subtle.
Ready to Wear
The result of the design is true to the original inspiration. The detailed side view, faux bezel, claw prongs and rope elements were all captured in a cohesive way. The pieces that inspired the ring are present, but this ring stands on its own as a unique design.
Approximate Design Time: 3 – 4 weeks
Approximate Cost: $3,198
Based on 14k gold and Nexus Diamond™ Alternative stones
She Said Yes!
Want to see the surprise proposal? Check out Sam & Brittany’s Design Story.