The Etsy only store Artemer makes beautiful fine jewelry in gold and other precious metals. We follow their shop and have ordered a few pieces as gifts (note their home base in Tel Aviv and accommodate shipping time accordingly). But the other day we were really struck by this beautiful engagement ring.
One of the parts we love the most is that it works with any wedding ring. Because the triangle is set with the point towards the nail it makes it easy to place a wedding band underneath.
Made with 18k yellow gold (also available in rose and white gold) and a conflict free diamond, this unusual setting is so beautiful.
ps. if you aren’t looking for an engagement ring Artemer also makes lovely smaller triangle rings from around $600.
Who knew those basic compass skills could also be applied to fine jewelry. East West (or sometimes called horizontal) rings simply means that the stone runs across rather than up and down the finger. Most commonly found in solitaire designs using oval, marquise or emerald cuts, this is one trend we don’t mind.
One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from jewelers we’ve spoken with since starting this site is that for big investments the most important part is the stone itself – settings can always be changed.
So if you’re worried that an East-West setting might be too trendy or you might not like it in five years, you can always change the setting. But by that time, who knows, you might love it so much you won’t consider changing it.
Plus you’ll be in some pretty classy company:
Portia De Rossi East West Diamond Ring
Emily Weiss East West Diamond Engagement Ring
Catherine Zeta Jones East West Diamond Engagement Ring
Natalie Portman East West Diamond Engagement Ring (more details here)
Kate Beckinsale East West Diamond Engagement Ring (more info here)