The search for blackness


2.13 carat Australian Black sapphire
white diamond halo
white diamond channel set band
black diamond gallery feature
.37 carats white diamonds
2 x 1.1mm treated black diamonds
18ct rose gold


We looked at a large treated black diamond for this ring but found the flaws far too visible for both the customer and myself. As an alternative we used an almost as durable black sapphire. This turned out a much cleaner option for the gem.

The number of diamonds and the colours used create symbolic groups for the customer in the design.

gemstone, halo, ovalDavid Taylor