what about that men's band...in black

The men's band in the previous post has gotten much attention lately. So much that it has inspired the likes of a few other rings. It's flashy yet subtle, pave set fully on only one side of the ring. A favourite men's ring to many including myself.
Below is a couple of variations on this ring using black diamonds, an edgier alternative to the flashier, pricier white diamond.

In a platinum ring and brushed finished on the top surface, black diamonds are striking, pave set again on one side of the ring and accented by a single white diamond. Accompanying it is the matching women's eternity wedding band.

...and for an even more subtle, classier look, try less stones.
Below, in 18 karat yellow gold this time, with a brushed finish top and polished sides. In this case, one side has only four black diamonds on one side and mirroring it are four bright white diamonds on the opposite side.

(Yellow gold is back by the way, and it looks great with a darker complexion)

rings that withstand time...

how do you improve on a classic design? Subtle changes towards simplicity and cleanliness in any piece can refresh and even make an already good design even better.
A well made ring will always look good, but cutting back and simplifying a past design can broaden it's appeal and make for timeless design.

inspired by a very popular six claw setting, this ring was designed with a softer, rounder band and only four claws with cleaner, more modern lines in the setting.
Still one of my favourites, the engagement ring on the left (below) is a stunner in a crowded room. A 1 carat emerald cut center stone surrounded by pave set smalls, it sparkles brightly from afar.
Inspired by a traditional design, migraine edges that were fashionable the past couple of years have been omitted and it's been simplified to a single arc on each of it's sides instead of the usually highly decorated scroll work. Clean yet classic in design.

made just for him...

A great fitting suit, a fashionable tie, a crisp white shirt, a quality pair of leather boots and a matching belt. What about jewellery? A watch, with the band matching the belt and shoes if its leather. Maybe a wedding ring...

What about cuff links. Like a monogram or family crest, the wearer's initials in gold carries it beyond just a fashion accessory, it becomes a personal staple that not only looks sharp but carries along with it a confidence in oneself rooted at his name.

The first set I made was for Lindsay's father, a gift from my mother in-law (above). They always get compliments when worn, and more and more when seen in my portfolio.
They also make a great wedding present from the bride, as in the set for a friend (below, left). Or for oneself, as with my own personal set (bottom, right).

Like the wearer, the font or letter form is just as individual and can speak of his personality or desired statement, but one thing's for sure, when emblazoned on one's cuffs reflecting the surrounding light, they can carry any suit beyond the all the suits in a room.

In either 18k yellow gold or 19k white gold, and backed with sterling silver, matching tie tacks can also be made (photos to come soon).
How about carrying your heart on your sleeve with someone Else's initials?