The Ring Leader Blog

The 3 Marks of Luxury: Will Your Engagement Ring Pass?

September 20, 2017
luxury engagement ringsIt catches your eye as she walks by; is that ring real?  We've all seen the celebrity engagement ring with the supersized stone, and the flurry of look a-likes that flood the market afterwards.  What makes the original so luxurious, and the imitation just that; the ugly stepsister?

There's more to a luxury engagement ring than meets the eye.  If you really want to feel that luxurious supernatural hum when you look at your engagement ring, or if you truly hope for your beloved to swoon every time she gazes at the ring you engaged her with, consider these three things. see the full article

Juicy Scaffold Engagement Ring

December 21, 2016
Juicy Scaffold Engagement Ring with Blue Sapphires and Round White DiamondThe scaffold engagement ring is a new take on the traditional concept of a bridal set with a separate engagement ring and wedding band. With a scaffold engagement ring, as you become one in marriage on your wedding day, so does your set of rings. Your wedding band slips into the engagement ring securely and the two rings truly become one. Krikawa is pleased to debut a new style of scaffold engagement ring that has been added to our growing collection. 
The Juicy Scaffold Engagement Ring is inspired by our popular Signature Juicy design. Like the other rings in the Juicy Collection, "hand-cut European style pavé" set stones of your choosing follow arching curves up the sides of the ring to support your center stone. With this scaffold engagement ring, you have the freedom to choose from a variety of wedding bands that can be made to slide right into it. You can choose a diamond accented band for added sparkle, a mokume gane band (pictured) for a beautifully unique set, or a simple wedding band for a more modern look. Whichever you decided, you are certain to have a one-of-a-kind bridal set when the two rings are joined.
Let us take you behind the scenes so you can see how this beautiful ring came to be...
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A Unique Trillion Cut Engagement Ring: How It's Made

November 23, 2016
Trillion Silhouette Engagement Ring InfographicDo you love the unusual appeal of a trillion shaped engagement ring?  I'm pleased to introduce a new Mokume Engagement Ring style to our expanding collection. The Trillion Silhouette Engagement Ring is a new adaptation of our popular Mokume Diamond Silhouette Engagement Ring.

What makes the Trillion Silhouette Engagement Ring so unique is the center stone shape. A trillion (also named "trilliant" or "trillian") is a triangular shaped stone, often with pointed corners or in the case of our pictured designer cut stone, with cut-corners. So if you are looking to vary your options from the classic round or princess cut stone, consider a trillion!  see the full article

5 Engagement Rings That Inspire Envy

October 07, 2015
Engagement rings are a lot of things: an outward symbol of your love and commitment, a sign that you’re officially off the market and, of course, a nice piece of jewelry. But let’s be honest, they’re also a lot of fun to show off. In fact, part of the thrill of getting engaged is sharing your proposal story with and waving your sparkler of a ring around friends, family and perfect strangers. As any bride-to-be will tell you, showing off your ring is even more fun if it inspires a little envy, too. Here are five gorgeous styles that will cause a serious case of the “I want’s.” see the full article

A Beginner’s Guide to Designing with Fancy Colored Diamonds

October 02, 2015
Have your heart set on a fancy colored diamond (FCD)? We don’t blame you. With their array of eye-catching shades, these beauties add a pop of color and a quirky-cool edge to your jewelry. Just like their more traditional white cousins, FCDs are the hardest stones on the market and can be easily customized into the piece of your dreams. But since they are colored, you’ll have a few extra things to keep in mind during the design process.

Here’s what you—and your jeweler—should know. see the full article