Arris cushion cut yellow diamond and platinum engagement ring commission

Arris cushion cut yellow diamond and platinum engagement ring commission
July 27, 2018 McCaul Goldsmiths

Arris cushion-cut yellow diamond and platinum engagement ring

A recent commission, this Arris engagement ring combines a cushion cut yellow diamond with sculptural hand-carved platinum. The unusual asymmetric design balances smooth curves of brushed platinum with a glittering yellow diamond set at an angle across the finger. Bright mirror-polished platinum surfaces below the diamond reflect and enhance its colour. The diamond is held in place by a wide platinum bezel on either side, which is curved to echo the cushion cut diamond.

The vivid contrast between bright yellow diamond and soft grey platinum makes this engagement ring especially striking. Platinum’s cool grey tone can make coloured gems seem even brighter by comparison, which is why we often pair coloured gems with platinum or white gold.