Of all the rings we showcase on The Cut London, there is one that piques customers' interest time and time again. I am regularly contacted with enquires about this design, and reluctantly have to inform the enquirer that it was a bespoke design, and yes, it can be possibly recreated but no, it won't have exactly the same colour gemstone.
The Olive green sapphire and diamond ring by jewellery designer Gee Woods encapsulates so much about what people are looking for in an engagement ring in 2022. The smooth, Art Deco-influenced silhouette is wearable and rooted in a classic and familiar design, but the rich olive green hue of the sapphire is so unusual that it stands out, its muted tones working perfectly with the yellow gold setting.
The architecturally inspired shapes of Gee Woods rings are innately wearable, the classic styles given a fresh edge with inspired detailing or shade of gemstone. A trained gemologist, Gee sources her stones from all over the world, helping clients find the perfect hue - like the infamous olive coloured sapphire - for their one-of-a-kind design.
Working from her studio in the English countryside, she believes in the power of the bespoke design, and in a world of mass-made objects her custom made, one of a kind pieces are imbued with those values of longevity and craftsmanship.
Bold colour also sits alongside the geometric forms, from ocean blues and mimosa yellows, to grass green emeralds and lavender.
Working on a one-of-a-kind basis creating pieces that are ready to buy from her website, or occasionally creating bespoke designs, Gee takes time and care producing her work, resulting in beautiful rings from a 'slow-luxury' British business that will be worn forever.
Browse Gee Woods' ready-to-wear and bespoke rings here, and get in touch if you'd like to make an appointment.