|My own take on Kate Middleton's engagement ring|
Inspired by the recent joyful marriage of Kate Middleton(now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William , I wanted to make an 'homage' by creating something unique (not a copy) and spectacular using one of my favourite gems- blue sapphire.
I've spent the last couple of weeks working on this hand engraved and milligrained 18ct rose gold and platinum ring. It features a 2.13ct Oval Blue Ceylonese Sapphire and .73ct white diamonds.
Sapphire is a great choice for an engagement ring- it is hard, so can withstand daily wear, and if the quality is very high, sapphires have an almost velvety blue colour that draws you in. If the sapphire is really exceptional-like this one, you also catch electric blue flashes as it moves.
|The official engagement portrait of the very happy couple|
The ring is a similar proportion to Kate's ring-it's definitely noticable.
Just in case you can't remember exactly what the most famous ring in the world looks like-
|The one and only original-Kate's ring is now valued at over half a million dollars|
|It's harder than you'd think taking a photo of your own hand with a heavy camera|