Lezanne's Hybrid Engagement Ring

Lezanne's Hybrid Engagement Ring

When I got the phone call from Walter that he wanted a ring for Lezanne, I was ecstatic. I could run off and really play. Create a ring of Lezanne and my dreams. It took a few sketches to convince Walter, and I loved that he was so intrigued and involved in the process.  And also willing to go out on a limb. The endproduct is a gorgeous combination of Black Rhodium Plated White Gold, and Yellow Gold fused together. In the middle sits a spectacular Natural Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond. Surrounded on the yellow gold side by yellow diamonds, and on the white/black gold side by a mix of Cognac, Champagne and Grey Diamonds.

 

This is one of my favourite pieces I have made so far, and I am just so happy that Lezanne and Walter are as happy with it as I am. They got engaged in incredible Morocco, on a trip full of colour, and I'm sure - inspiration for both of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2017 by Carla Germann

Marlene's Unique Engagement Ring

There are few things more daunting than being asked to create one of your best friends engagement rings especially when she is a very talented artist whom has a unique flair of creativity.

This bespoke Australian Parti Sapphire Engagement Ring is set in 18ct Yellow gold and is accompanied by Blue Topaz, Citrine and Diamonds that form an eternity ring.

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Carla's Grey Diamond Engagement Ring

Grey Diamonds yellow gold engagement ring Fancy Yellow diamond wedding band australia

To begin telling the story of my own Engagement Ring, I have to start with a little history about me and my partner. He used to work in the diamond industry. So he had a fair bit of experience in the industry. And I have worked for fine jewellery houses throughout my career. So I knew about diamonds too.

We have had discussions about how we both don't necessarily value the concept of a pure White clear diamond. He had once told me this story about a grey diamond they use in the cutting of other diamonds, and how this diamond, with this function, intrigued him more than the ones they were cutting. I loved this story, as I could definitely identify with appreciating a feat of nature more than other people's ideas of value. (Even though a crystal clear white diamond is of course a gorgeous feat of nature, I just don't necessarily believe it is the only object of 'value') Different people attach value to different things. And that is what I find so special in my jewellery practice. Is finding other kindred spirits in my clients who dare to go for something different. 

When my partner proposed with a beautiful Grey Diamond on Christmas Eve 2015, I was blown away by this special gesture and symbol of our history and future. We were about to embark on my first ever trip to Australia on Boxing day, two days after he proposed. As a jeweller I was sad that my diamond was going to live in his shirt pocket for the entire four weeks we were going to be on holiday in Australia. So on Christmas day after Church with my family, my partner and I dashed over to my cousin's studio (he is also a jeweller) and made a simple little silver ring in the 40*C Mbombela heat. I was so chuffed with my engagement ring, and was staring at it for days. I now had something I could at least show his family when I met most of them for the very first time. When we got back from this holiday in January 2016 and started preparing to make our move to Australia (in March 2016, only 2 months later), I started thinking about how my actual Engagement Ring was going to look like. Can I tell you, it was one of the most difficult things ever - deciding for myself what I was going to get. I did loads of research, changed my mind 40 times, drove my husband and my studio mate mad, but eventually sat myself down with a final drawing and started to get to work on it. I had been inspired by a 17th century Victorian style engagement ring that featured a number of diamonds 'haphazardly' clustered together - a big break from the normal conformity's of cluster jewellery. Little did I know that this inspiration for my own engagement ring would lead, a short few months later, to my whole range and re-launching of Carla Maxine Jewellery in Australia. The result, blew me away, and my partner and I could not be happier.

 

Here is a video of me making my first engagement ring:

@carlamaxinekruger_ working to earn her engagement ring ;) love this girl so much #ckgermannwedding

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April 29, 2017 by Carla Germann

Ruda's Engagement Ring

 

LJ has been one of my best friends for a large, formative part of my life. So when he called me up to say he wanted to put a ring on it, I got really excited. LJ and Ruda are such a gorgeous couple, and consulting with the two of them on this design was just an absolute pleasure.

A pale pink Morganite sits in the middle, with White Sapphires surrounding and amplifying it in a crown formation, set in 9ct Rose Gold, this piece is a real stunner. And I get regular updates on how the bride loves wearing it. So what more can a jewellery designer actually ask for?

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April 29, 2017 by Carla Germann
Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

I have a long standing passion for Yellow Diamonds which coupled with my ambition to create unique contemporary jewellery has lead to me creating a number of beautiful yellow diamond engagement rings.

Lezanne's Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring:

It was a great honour to create this beautiful custom designed engagement ring for my very close friend, and South African celebrity fashion designer, Lezanne. 

The ring is a hybrid ring with one side being made of 18ct yellow gold and the other being Rhodium plated 18ct white gold. The engagement ring features a brilliant yellow diamond centre stone with yellow diamonds set in the yellow gold and cognac diamonds set in the rhodium pleated white gold.

The ring was a formidable task as I hold my friend in very high regard - read the full story of this engagement ring here.

Yellow and Cognac Diamond Engagement Ring on Ring Box

Yellow Diamond Gold Unique Engagement Ring wit

I have always had a love of Yellow Diamonds and was completely spoilt to have been able to make my very own wedding band with fancy yellow diamonds which I sourced from a specialist diamond dealer in Antwerp. The rarity of these beautiful diamonds and their brilliant colour remind me daily how much I love creating unique engagement rings that have special meaning for their owners.

Yellow Diamond Wedding Band alongside Grey Diamond Engagement Ring

 

Get in contact if you would like to talk about your specific requirements. I have a relaxed but professional approach to getting to know what it is that you are looking for and then working towards designing your unique piece of jewellery.

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