Icy Grey Shield Cut Diamond Ring
By Sophia Perez
Icy Grey Shield Cut Diamond Ring set in 18k recycled yellow gold
A unusual and unique shield cut, icy light grey diamond sits in a modern solitaire setting; a true alternative diamond engagement ring.
Available to ship immediately in size L, all other sizes will take 5 days for resizing.
From a long heritage of goldsmiths, Sophia Perez Jewellery is run by a brother and sister team based in London’s Hatton Garden.
Their signature take on the engagement ring reinvigorates timeless styles with salt and pepper diamonds, and every piece is made by hand. Bespoke designs are available on request, please use the contact buttons below to make an enquiry.
Salt and pepper diamonds are real diamonds displaying visible inclusions that create a smattering of black and grey marks, often giving a ’salt and pepper’ speckled appearance. Each salt and pepper diamond will look completely unique, and no two are exactly the same, making it a romantic and original choice for a piece of jewellery. They are extremely popular for alternative engagement rings as they feel less ‘clingy’ than a white diamond, and a more relaxed and low-key choice.
Please be aware that salt and pepper diamonds are different to fancy grey diamonds, which are a pure grey hue that is evenly distributed across the stone.
Due to modern technology, diamonds can be cut in most shapes and sizes imaginable, although the most common and popular shapes are the most common and popular for a reason: diamonds are cut from rough material to maximise sparkle and brilliance, with years of technology resulting in the brilliant cut which is used for round shape diamonds.
A side note: the cut of a diamond is not the same as its shape. The shape refers to the silhouette, or the external outlines of the diamond, for example the pear or round shape. The cut refers to the internal facets created by the diamond cutter, which is a complex and scientific process to maximise the reflective qualities of the material to let the light shine through. With a poor cut, any shape diamond can look dull and flat.
Popular bespoke cuts include half moon cuts, cadillac cuts, kite cuts or modified versions of shapes such as a shield cut.
Our favourite bespoke or fancy cut is a heart shape diamond, rarely used without looking chintzy or sentimental, but in the hands of a fresh design talent can subvert the traditional meaning and feel wearable.
See all bespoke cut diamond rings here.
Gold is a naturally occurring metal with a warm, glowing finish when polished, and remains the most popular choice for engagement rings due to its natural beauty and hard-wearing strength.
Pure 24k gold is naturally a soft material, and considered too soft to create jewellery with, so it is mixed with small amounts of other metals to create an alloy.
As well as increasing the durability of the gold, adding alloys can also change the colour of the gold to produce rose or white gold, for example.
18k yellow gold is made up of 75% pure gold, and 25% alloy, which would usually include silver and copper.
18k rose gold is made up of 75% pure gold, 22.2% copper, and 9.2% silver.
18k white gold is made up of 75% pure gold and 25% palladium or platinum.