Stormy Grey Salt and Pepper Ring
By EC One
This Ring is Made to Order
Delivery in 8 - 10 Weeks
Speckled salt and papper diamond on an 18ct recycled yellow gold band is a contemporary and unique solitaire engagement ring.
This ring is carefully handmade in recycled 18ct yellow gold at EC One's London workshop.
It can also be made to order in recycled 18ct yellow gold, white gold and platinum. Please make an enquiry below.
EC One are London’s most highly certified responsible designer and jewellery workshop. B-Corp certified and using exclusively recycled metals and ethically sourced materials, the EC One founders Jos and Alison are forerunners in creating responsible jewellery, leading the way and inspiring many smaller businesses with their trailblazing commitment to fair trade and fair working conditions that resonates throughout the entire jewellery supply chain.
With this commitment they keep standards extremely high, not only in their business processes but also in the quality and style of the pieces they make. Everything is crafted on-site in the EC One boutique in London using beautiful, carefully sourced gemstones and diamonds, making them one of the most popular alternative engagement ring designers in the UK.
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.
Round brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular diamond shape. From round old-mine and European cuts, to the high-sparkle of the modern 'Brilliant' cut, round diamonds are the most enduring and popular shape throughout the centuries of diamond cutting history.
The modern 'brilliant' round cut is cut for maximum sparkle, or as its name suggests, brilliance. Each of the 57or 58 facets cut into the stone have been meticulously measured and maximised to allow the optimum reflection or light to bounce around inside the diamond, reflecting out a brilliant sparkle. The ubiquitous sparkle of the brilliant cut round diamond makes it an extremely versatile choice, easy to wear, and a good level of sparkle even with inclusions.
See all round 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.