Nov 23, 2016
A Unique Trillion Cut 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!
This new style came with its own set of challenges for our design team. To elaborate more on this, we asked Stephanie, the lead designer on this commission, how she was able to accommodate the client's needs.
"For this particular design, the color and the shape of the center stone was really important to the client. However, the stone that she ended up choosing was actually really deep."
Stephanie goes on to say, "The client had expressed that one thing she liked about the Mokume Silhouette was that the stone was set so low. So in order to maintain that look and feel, I thickened up the band to give the illusion that the stone was set in a low profile style. The end product appeared well balanced when in actuality it was a fairly high profile ring."
The Custom Design Process
SketchStephanie started with a quick sketch to help illustrate to the client how the Silhouette ring would look with this much larger stone.
The client was not sure which mokume flavor would go best with her seafoam colored trillion center stone, so we took a photograph showing the stone with her favorite mokume gane flavors. She was able to make her selection and the design proceeded from there.
Stone ScanIn order to create a custom setting for this unique stone, the stone was scanned. That way, we knew that the stone would fit perfectly into the final piece.
CAD RenderingA computer aided design rendering was made so the client was able to see the exact proportions of their custom design with the metal type(s), accent stone(s), and center stone she selected.
The beauty of a CAD rendering is that both the client and the designer can see the final design from multiple angles before production even begins. This is a great way to double check that communication has been clear, and that the proportions look great.
ProductionAfter the client's approval on the rendering, Stephanie moved the ring into the workshop. This ring was made of both 14k rose gold for the head and palladium for the band liner. The client chose our Champagne Mokume gane for the band accented with our signature European style pavé set white diamonds. Lastly, the seafoam colored trillion aquamarine with cut-corners was set into the ring in a semi-bezel.
A New Style is Born
The end result of this collaboration between the client and designer is a remarkably beautiful trillion engagement ring. The seafoam color of the aquamarine provides a stunning contrast with the champagne mokume.