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Nov 6, 2015

Are Two Stone Diamond Rings the Hot New Trend?

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The following blog post comes from our own resident color diamond expert, Nicole Snitman, (aka The Queen of Color Diamonds) from her blog www.queenofcolordiamonds.com

The hot new trend in jewelry design for 2016 has got to be the two stone ring.  The two stone ring is definitely unique in a world of solitaires, and halo encrusted diamond rings.  A woman wearing a ring like this is bound to get people swooning and talking when they see it; whether it is an engagement ring or a cocktail ring or a just because ring!

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When the “Ever Us” campaign recently launched featuring a Forevermark (DeBeers) diamond in the two stone design – it caught people’s attention – mainly because of the beauty, simplicity and the symbolism behind it.  The “Ever Us” two stone diamond design represents two equal partners in a relationship with diamonds of equal carat weight and clarity, gently set as though to touch one another in a display of friendship and love.  Not only are jewelers excited by the revival of this design but brides in particular are always looking for new ways to set themselves apart, while the romance of the concept is sure to resonate with brides from all walks of life.

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Although the advertising is predominantly for white diamonds, we have seen very significant two stone Natural Fancy Color diamond rings at auction before looking equally, (if not more) beautiful than the white diamond version.

Think about such famous stones as ”The Bulgari Blue”, a two-stone 10.95 carats Fancy Vivid Blue, VS2 triangular cut with a 9.87 carat White G, VS1 triangular cut diamond which sold at Christie’s in October 2010 for $15,762,500 USD.

The Bulgari Blue Diamond Two Stone Diamond Ring

The Bulgari Blue Diamond Two Stone Diamond Ring

Other beautiful two stone pieces that went to Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions include Yellow, Orange, Pink and Blue diamonds:

Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond Two Stone Ring.  A pear-shaped fancy orangy pink diamond and a pear-shaped diamond weighing 1.22 and 1.15 carats respectively, each surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds of matching color, extending to the shoulders, mounted in platinum and 18 karat pink gold. | Sotheby’s

Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond Two Stone Ring. A pear-shaped fancy orangy pink diamond and a pear-shaped diamond weighing 1.22 and 1.15 carats respectively, each surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds of matching color, extending to the shoulders, mounted in platinum and 18 karat pink gold. | Sotheby’s

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18 Karat Two-Color Gold, Fancy Vivid Yellow-Orange Diamond and Diamond Ring – A cushion modified brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow-Orange diamond weighing 3.27 carats, and a cushion modified brilliant-cut near colorless diamond weighing 3.39 carats, the mounting further set with small round diamonds weighing approximately 1.45 carats.

18 Karat Two-Color Gold, Fancy Vivid Yellow-Orange Diamond and Diamond Ring – A cushion modified brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow-Orange diamond weighing 3.27 carats, and a cushion modified brilliant-cut near colorless diamond weighing 3.39 carats, the mounting further set with small round diamonds weighing approximately 1.45 carats.

Set with a modified lozenge-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond, weighing approximately 4.18 carats, and a modified lozenge-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 4.94 carats, to the circular and calibré-cut diamond and yellow diamond shoulders, mounted in 18k gold and platinum.

Set with a modified lozenge-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond, weighing approximately 4.18 carats, and a modified lozenge-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 4.94 carats, to the circular and calibré-cut diamond and yellow diamond shoulders, mounted in 18k gold and platinum.

Although classic designs such as solitaires and side stone settings are classically beautiful, I do hope I get to see a lot more of these two stone settings in the coming year as a refreshing alternative and change to the really popular and somewhat typical settings out there.

Original Blog Post:  http://queenofcolordiamonds.com/2015/11/06/are-two-stone-diamond-rings-the-hot-new-trend/