A Bespoke Engagement Ring for Hannah

This beautiful couple recently got engaged and I'm thrilled they chose me to bring their dream engagement ring design desires to life. 

Lucas and Hannah engaged! and look at those smiles...

Lucas and Hannah engaged! and look at those smiles...

Hannah happens to be a wedding photographer and captured this stunning photo of the engagement ring:

Emerald cut diamond engagement ring

Emerald cut diamond engagement ring

Visit Hannah's wedding photography site for more of her work: hannahdurstonphotography.com

Custom Engagement Ring - Unique & Modern

This unique engagement ring was completed just in time for a Christmas proposal. The contemporary two tone gold design is set with a Canadian diamond. Follow the link for more photos and to see the process behind this custom made stunner.

Unique, custom made engagement ring

Unique, custom made engagement ring

Jewellery-grams

Some favourites of the images we recently featured on Instagram; mostly jewellery.

Reunited with DAISY

As a jewellery designer it is always a pleasure to see your creations again. Especially when they are being worn and loved by their owners. I had just such an experience this weekend; I was reunited with Daisy. I designed this ring several years ago, not as a commissioned piece but because I had a loose pink sapphire that deserved a home. The gem was very pretty with a lovely pink colour and when the flower idea came to mind I thought it was quite fitting. Anyhow, Daisy didn't stay in the store for too long, the combination of pink sapphire centre, pave diamond flower petals and a combination white and rose gold setting were rather fetching. She quickly caught the eye of one of my regular customers. Several visits and a hint-drop-to-hubby later she was gone to her new home. This past weekend I ran into the lovely lady who fell in love with Daisy and was thrilled to see her wearing the ring. She was kind enough to let me take a few creative shots. Here's Daisy in all her glory.

custom design rings
custom ring designs



July Birthstone RUBY

July's Birthstone Jewellery features rich, red Ruby

If you love the colour red then you're probably a fan of the July birthstone: Ruby. Rubies have been highly coveted throughout history and to this day are one of the most precious and sought after gemstones in the world. Associated with vitality and love, rubies have an undeniable energy that speaks to our senses. Ranging in colour from pink to blood-red, rubies are also incredibly durable - surpassed only by diamonds and moissanite on the Mohs hardness scale. For this reason, rubies are a fantastic gem to use in an engagement ring (for those looking for a colour gem alternative to the diamond). In general, jewellery containing rubies is great for every day wear. July babies are quite lucky to have this precious gem symbolize their birthday, but you don't have to be born in the 7th month to enjoy ruby jewellery. Rubies are beautiful any month of the year. Here are a few luxurious jewellery pieces showcasing the lovely ruby gem accented by diamonds.

This Art Deco inspired pendant features a ruby surrounded by diamonds. Vintage inspired jewellery designs with rubies.   Click here to shop online.

This Art Deco inspired pendant features a ruby surrounded by diamonds. Vintage inspired jewellery designs with rubies. Click here to shop online.

Ruby jewellery to ignite your imagination. Gorgeous oval rubies are showcased in a flower petal arrangement in this unique ruby ring with diamonds.   Click here to shop online. 

Ruby jewellery to ignite your imagination. Gorgeous oval rubies are showcased in a flower petal arrangement in this unique ruby ring with diamonds. Click here to shop online. 

A stunning cocktail ring featuring a large ruby surrounded by 2 rows of sparkling diamonds.   Click here to shop online.

A stunning cocktail ring featuring a large ruby surrounded by 2 rows of sparkling diamonds. Click here to shop online.

Engagement Ring Redesign and Wedding Band Restoration

After many years of wear and tear, Louanne's engagement ring had seen better days. After finally losing one of her diamonds she came to see me about a replacement. However, what she REALLY wanted was an upgrade. Her original diamonds are now "accent" diamonds. We also completely restored her original diamond wedding band to "brand new" status. Here she is rockin' her new rock.


'LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD' JEWELLERY

INTRODUCING VALENTE New at Zoran Designs: a gorgeous jewellery collection that features stunning designs in sterling silver that has been white/black rhodium plated or yellow/rose gold plated and set with cubic zirconia (CZ).  Valente is an affordable collection made to look like high-end diamond jewellery.  Styles range from classic to contemporary and the jewellery is perfect for evening wear, special occasion and as wedding / bridal accessories.  Prices start at just $38!

If the price point and loveliness of the collection isn’t enough, we will also be donating 15% of proceeds from each piece sold during all of November & December to a fabulous local children’s charity: CityKidz. Whether it’s a dazzling addition to your jewellery wardrobe or a beautiful gift for someone on your holiday shopping list, it will go towards a good cause!

Here are some pieces from the collection. Prices are listed once you click on the image!  Which strikes your fancy?