Organic Diamond Engagement Ring
The story of jewellery, over seven thousand years of civilization, covers the response of successive generations of craftsmen and women to the challenge of fashioning rare and precious materials into personal ornaments which express this prevailing artistic style.
This rich and diverse panorama begins in the ancient world, when the basic techniques of the goldsmith were mastered at an astonishingly early date.
Outstanding achievements came from the Etruscans who brought filigree and granulation techniques to a peak of perfection: never since equalled. From the Hellenistic court jewellers mastered the art of modelling human figures for rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets with red garnets and enamel.
Sometimes there were marked changes of style; the luxurious Roman gold ornaments laden with green emeralds and shining white pearls contrasts sharply with the barbaric, powerful polychrome jewels of the Dark ages which followed the end of the Empire.
The complex course of the 19th-century developments begins with the grandiose jewels that were created for the court of the Emperor Napoleon and which set the standard for the rest of Europe long after the defeat at Waterloo in 1815. At the same time emerged Romanticism, a movement inspired by the picturesque world of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
The growing taste for luxury was expressed by increasingly opulent displays of diamonds after the discovery of mines in South Africa in the 1860’s. At the turn of the century, however, there was a two-fold reaction against the banality of so much diamond jewellery.
Cartier and Boucheron were the first to adopt a new style comprising of trellis work and garlands of stylized flowers, using platinum for settings. This diamond jewellery epitomizes the gracious elegance of Belle Époque dating from 1871 tot 1914.
At the same time the Art Nouveau jewellers created a great stir at the Paris Exhibition of 1900. Unlike the subdued forms of Arts and Crafts jewellery, Art Nouveau jewellery could be dramatic, symbolic and ostentatious. The types of jewels worn ranged from, diadems (a jewelled crown) and combs, necklaces and pendants to shoe buckles, bracelets, stickpins and rings, and the colours, materials and techniques were wildly diverse: there were precious, semiprecious and non-precious gems and metals, substances like glass, horn and tortoiseshell and expert enamelling of the translucent, opalescent, champ-levé, cloisonné and plique-á-jour varieties
A love of flowers and leaves has inspired jewellers throughout history to create jewellery such as organic diamond engagement rings . Mid 19th-century jewels demanded botanical jewels glittering with diamonds and quite large in scale. Our modern day jewels are still decorated to the finest degree with flower ornaments and leaves from the love of nature to a symbol of Christianity in the form of the vine leaf and wheat germ.
Modern Organic design
The modern day brides often times select a ring of superior adornment with the maximum amount of detail in the micro world of her ring of choice. From the tiny world of bees, dragonflies and butterflies, roses, lilies and daisies, to the entwined form of the twisted band: It is still the most elegant form of making a ring totally unique and personal. Sprays of flowers and leaves can soften any jewellery piece or even add volume without making the piece bulky.
This affords the designer and artisan the opportunity to make a one-of-a-kind piece without compromising on showing off the stones, be it diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, morganite or any stone of her choosing.
This type of jewellery piece often reflects a softer nature and sense of dreaminess, binding her love of nature with her love for her knight in shining armour.
In other instances it reflects a larger than life personality with large displays of leaves and curls adorned with the splendour of colour and splashes of sparkling diamonds.
An organic ring design is also one of the most flowing methods of building the ring up to the main “event” of any engagement ring: your diamond.
With this type of ring design it is imperative to work closely on an appointment basis with your jeweller and designer. An organic ring is open to interpretation and your input is crucial in getting the desired piece designed. These types of jewellery pieces and rings emanate from a “feeling” and are often combined from various ideas.
Are Organic diamond engagement ring designs practical?
In a word: Yes. With modern day technology in 3D design and printing, the ring can be sculpted into a practical every day piece that is comfortable to wear without compromising on the client’s taste and specifications.