Our series of staff favorites is a fun way for us to share with you while also providing helpful hints about our product lines. Although jewelry ultimately is all about personal preference, we do understand that sometimes our clients look to us to help make that final decision. Olivia is one of our staff GIA graduate gemologists and is passionate about luxurious fine jewelry. Here are her hand-picked favorites. Enjoy!
Oval Pave Engagement Ring
"Ever heard someone say they want their ring to look like a floating diamond? Well ladies, this is that ring! I love this mounting because it is simple and elegant. The thin pave diamond band enhances the center diamond and the hidden pave diamonds on the basket make for some extra sparkle... without having a halo design. This ring is all about the center diamond so I definitely recommend getting the largest and nicest stone for a mounting such as this. The beauty of this ring is that it works with any shape center diamond and is definitely going to be a very popular choice for 2016! "
Princess Three Stone Engagement Ring with Pave Band
"My favorite engagement ring of all times is a three stone style engagement ring. Why pick one diamond when you can have three? There are so many combinations of three stone engagement rings that I love (seriously there is no end to my obsession with three stone engagement rings) but this one in particular just puts me in awe. A princess cut diamond with accenting trillion cut diamonds is always a harmonious relationship. This particular design also features a thin pave diamond shank for virtually no visible metal. This is really a hybrid design blending aspects of popular bridal concepts into one."
Pear Pave Halo Engagement Ring
"If I were to pick a halo engagement ring for myself, without a doubt I would select a pear shape halo design. I love a halo with a pear shape diamond because the ring always feels HUGE. Pear shape diamonds typically measure well for their size, so when paired with a halo, they make for really large looking engagement rings. Pear shape diamonds can also vary tremendously in their shape, a halo mounting can soften any proportion variation of the diamond. For example, the halo can make a very long pear seem more bubbly, or add length to a very rounded stone. The sparkle in the pave diamonds also helps compensate for a bow-tie shadow which is common in a pear shape diamond."
Eternity Band with Emerald Cut Diamonds
"Emerald cut diamonds are my favorite diamond shape, especially for a eternity band. I love the symmetry, the shape, and faceting pattern they make when set in an eternity with 20 or so stones. We offer emerald cut diamond eternity bands in a variety of carat weights so there are so many options depending upon your finger size, budget, and desired look. I think all fancy cut diamond eternity bands are unique, but step cut diamond eternities really stand out to me."
Alternating Bezel Set Scalloped Diamond Eternity Band
"I LOVE THIS RING! Bezel set diamond eternities are comfortable, low set, and really unique. I love this ring in rose gold because you can really see the craftsmanship that goes into a bezel set design. The colored gold also makes the diamonds pop and makes for a fun everyday look. I hope to have three of these one day, one in white, yellow, and rose gold."
Pave Diamond Split Shank Engagement Ring
"For anyone who likes a split shank style engagement ring, this is my favorite example. This ring features a U pave style shank up to a center diamond. It is the perfect mounting because it complements any shape center stone and so will never look the same. I typically recommend elongated or rectangular shape stones for a split shank design because it allows for enough length for the shank to separate nicely. A split shank design can vary immensely so how it is executed is very important. This ring in my opinion has the perfect split."
Halo Diamond Studs
"Diamond halo stud earrings are the best investment to go from a day to an evening look! At deBebians, you can even customize the halo into a detachable earring jacket creating two styles out of one. Diamond halo stud earrings will keep you wearing your same diamonds studs for longer by giving you a larger look without having to upgrading your diamond stud earrings."
Engravable Gold Disc Pendant
"I love our 14kt yellow gold disc pendant necklace and think it can be a great gift for a new mom. The hand engraving at deBebians is beautiful, and I think it's nice to always keep the initials of your children close to your heart."
Diamond Riviera Necklace
"A diamond riviera necklace is certainly something any jewelry collector should have in her collection. At approximately 10.00 cttw., this tapered diamond necklace is ideal for any lady who attends black tie functions on the regular!"
Rose Gold Wedding Band
"Men can wear rose gold too! I selected the 6mm width because it is wide enough to be masculine but still on the thinner side for a more refined European look."