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Diamond rings that defy convention

For centuries, diamonds have been the ultimate gem. Here, The Jewellery Editor explores the contemporary way to make your own diamond ring statement. 

1 December 2015 |

These contemporary diamond rings define how women of our age are choosing to wear diamonds that defy convention. In each of the three rings, design comes before the diamond for a brave new way to shine out.

Famed for their resilience and symbolism, diamonds have been the ultimate choice when it comes to rings. Each generation, from Victorian royalty to Hollywood divas, has chosen to wear them in their very own way.

If you are looking to make your mark with a statement diamond jewel, then Cartier may well be the place to go. For 160 years, this Parisian jeweller has been creating memorable diamond jewels for some of the most demanding and stylish women. Maharanis, screen goddesses and heiresses turned to Cartier as they knew that here, their diamond dreams would come true. Forward-looking in their choices, Cartier created extravagant and daring diamond jewels as individual and unforgettable as these remarkable women.

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Cartier continues this tradition of strong design as witnessed in the stunning Galanterie ring. The glossy back lacquer disc is the perfect foil to the impressive 1.5 carat diamond that is surrounded by yet more diamonds set into a pattern of interlocking arches. To dare to wear a diamond this size set into a striking design says you are a woman who does not bow to convention and will seek out the ultimate in the name of style.

Jessica McCormack diamond rings bring an air of relaxed luxury to the world of very precious jewellery, making them easy to wear, day to day. Not intimidated by the value of the high calibre diamonds she works with, Jessica McCormack’s rings are for those want to wear even the most precious stones with ease. This ring with more than 2.00 carats of diamonds is inspired by the skyline of Manhattan.

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We can’t really say that this Boghossian ring can be worn all day, every day, but it has made the selection as it is such a unique way to wear a diamond. A 2.52 carat oval-cut diamond sits inside a scooped-out Paraiba tourmaline that is, in turn, nestled in a flower carved out of turquoise. And that, we think, is perhaps the most original diamond ring we have seen in a very long time. 

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