I first created this design when it was requested by a client of mine, Natalie. www.nataliebarneyjewellery.com.au
Navette or Marquise shapes, alternating with round diamonds like this are a standard design for a diamond set band … but if you look closely, we have done something really different with this implementation.
The round diamonds are held in place by the marquise settings and from the top view, it looks like the rounds are suspended in air!
They look invisibly set – but they are very stable. I seat the round stones first and literally crush the marquise settings on top of them until they are nice and tight. Then I clean up the marquise shapes and set those. I have been producing this design in gold and platinum for over 4 years now and not even one stone has come loose.
This ring has been designed with the intention that it will be tomorrows heirloom. Perfect for anyone who appreciates the craftsmanship of estate jewellery but wants something strong that will last.
Here, Natalie is modelled with a standard 1ct solitaire.