What is old is new again.
Every diamond makes the heart flutter, but there is something so alluring about those stones with history – whether it be a family piece reinterpreted or one found from 100+ year old family jewel box like Croghan’s on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. As Charleston’s oldest jewelry store, the friendly smiles at Croghan’s have been helping couples get engaged since World War I and have been the heart of many Southern engagement stories. We went to Kathleen Hay, representing the fourth generation of Southern jewelers and a gemologist herself, and asked her to share with us the charm of estate engagement rings and why these diamond rings have extra special sparkle.
Black and White Beauty
A nod to the Art Deco era, this black and white beauty is stunning! The black onyx accents on this cut corner Asscher cut ring are so bold and unexpected making this piece perfect for a bride with more modern sensibilities.
To satisfy the something borrowed, something blue. This is a beautiful, lively sapphire surrounded by a cluster of twinkling diamonds. The setting is unique and timeless.
This is a lovely take on a classic solitaire ring. This ring, featuring a European cut diamond, is delicate and perfect for a bride who is looking for just a touch of color.
Now this is a ring that has such style and really makes a statement! This Art Deco piece features a marquise cut diamond with beautiful emerald accents. The unique style of this ring is sure to catch the eye.
Pop of Color
This antique cushion cut ring features beautiful delicate filigree and just a small pop of color with the sapphire accents. This is certainly a one of a kind ring with beautiful antique style
This ring is a classic beauty. The Old European cut diamond is the star of the show and it is set low. The warm color of the yellow gold looks great on the hand and always flatters all skin tones.
Feminine and Timeless
There is something so beautiful and intriguing about antique Asscher cut diamonds. The depth of the stone makes for an interesting take on the step cut. The detail on the side of this ring is feminine and timeless.
We love the Art Deco style and clean lines of this Single Stone ring. The stones here show extra warmth when set in the classic yellow gold. It will be fabulous stacked with bands to celebrate the holidays and special occasions to come.
Easy To Wear
This Edwardian inspired ring features feminine detail and is easy to wear. It creates an elegant look without becoming too expensive. This ring is also handmade by Single Stone and comes in a variety of metal types. We love it in rose gold too!
This ring features an Old European cut diamond in a newly handmade mounting by Single Stone. The detail on the gallery of this ring is so delicate and charming. It is perfect for a woman who works with her hands as it sits low on the hand and does not have prongs that could catch on something. Single Stone is able to create this mounting and a variety of other styles to accommodate a family stone while maintaining the antique aesthetic.
This ring is fit for a princess! It creates quite the impact as the cushion cut diamond in the center is surrounded by equally sized smaller sparkle. These stones were selected from old tiaras for their beauty and uniformity in size. You could create the same look with diamonds from your grandmother’s antique pin.
Soft and Airy
I love the way this cushion cut diamond catches the light. The antique cut is soft and airy and the age makes the stone sparkle in a unique way. The setting is simple and pays tribute to the beauty of the center stone.