If you stalk the bling-ey internet as much as I do, you’re already familiar with Erika Winters.
Erika is a fabulous blogger and a gifted photographer with an eye for detail. In her latest project, she’s turned her talents to designing bridal jewelry. Believe me when I say that a collection engagement rings by Erika Winters is wonderful news.
I’m going to let Erika introduce the collection to you in her own words:
“As a jewelry photographer, I’m often examining details through a macro lens, so my designs reflect what I want to see most in an engagement ring. I have endeavored to realize my vision for rings that offer beauty from all angles, fine craftsmanship, and unexpected elements that will make the women who wear them feel and look amazing.”
Beauty from all angles and unexpected elements? If that sounds similar to what I usually say about my favorite designs, that’s because it is. Which is why I’m so excited. Okay, I’ll stop teasing and give you a good look at the pretties.
The stunner above is the Caroline Halo setting which – I must admit – just might be my favorite. It’s set here with a 2.50-carat antique cushion-cut diamond, accented perfectly by the gentle octagonal halo with its millegrain details and elegantly sculpted gallery. I’ve rarely seen a lovelier contemporary interpretation of so many of my favorite antique design principles in one piece.
Here’s the lovely golden Thea halo. I’ve never seen anything exactly like this setting – it’s just beautiful. The center stone – here, a 2.94 carat old European cut diamond – is accentuated by the millegrain-detailed metal halo and four points of diamond triplets. Be sure you don’t miss the pavé diamond detail on the gallery.
This to-die-for beauty is the Grace Solitaire. It also might be my favorite (it’s not that I’m fickle, it’s just that I have so many loves when it comes to jewelry). Grace is subtle at first, but as soon as you get a glimpse of her profile you realize this is no ordinary setting.
Here’s the Ava Halo setting – a streamlined cousin of Caroline, above. The bezel-set center stone, a 1.42 antique cushion-cut stone here, is adorned by a single-cut millegrain halo and a sculpted gallery. So clean and lovely.
Which of these four beauties is your favorite?
The collection is being released in stages, so be sure to keep an eye on Erika’s website to see the rest. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
All images and info in this post are thanks to Erika Winters.