The Bethany Ring is a bezel set diamond engagement ring from the Edwardian era circa 1910! This stunner centers an amazing GIA certified 1.52 carat old European cut diamond of F color, SI1 clarity! The diamond is set in a platinum bezel setting with a double row of millegrain highlighting! To each side are 3 single cut diamonds set in leaf-shaped accents that combine for a total of 0.06 carats. The ring is size 6.5 and can be resized!
WHY WE LOVE IT
The diamond is extraordinarily white and bright at F color! It has the perfect chunkiness of an old European cut diamond, combined with the super fine texture of the double row millegraining around the stones and the lovely, feminine shapes of the leaves. This bezel set diamond engagement ring is simply gorgeous with definite Edwardian and floral themes!
THE AMAZING BEZEL SETTING
The bezel setting is one of the most classic designs in jewelry, predating the prong setting first popularized by Tiffany & Co in 1886. Often found in signet rings, the bezel setting features an elevated collar that holds the stone in place. Bezel set engagement rings are the most secure setting and offer superior protection for the stone!
The Bethany ring is a perfect example of the bezel setting at its best. The setting showcases the wide surface of the stone and brings the ring together, placing the center diamond in line with the adjacent floral accents and creating a sense of balance. Without raising the stone, the bezel holds the center diamond like water in a bowl, allowing for some truly stunning light play across the facets while maintaining a low profile.
EDWARDIAN ERA STYLE
Named after Britain’s King Edward VII, the Edwardian period was brief but distinct, dating from approximately 1901-1914. Situated between the more reserved Victorian era and the First World War, the Edwardian era is characterized by garden parties, luxury, and nostalgia. Edwardian style was influenced by Art Nouveau and La Belle Epoque, replacing the large, ostentatious jewelry of the Victorian period with garland styles, such as the floral accents in the bezel set Bethany engagement ring.
Q: Can we see the rings in person?
A. Yes! We are available by appointment in NYC! Feel free to Contact Us or call us to set up an appointment! Read all about appointments here!
Q: Can my ring be resized?
A. Yes! We offer one complimentary resizing and MOST rings can be resized. Each additional resize is $80. Contact us to see if a certain ring can be sized to your preference! Keep in mind that resizing can take up to a 1 week.
Q: Do you do custom work?
A. Yes! We do indeed do custom work when we source the center stone and we work exclusively with antique diamonds! We are not currently creating settings for stones that we do not source. The custom process starts at $10,000.
Q: What about diamond certification?
A. We wrote a whole page on your questions on diamond certification here!
Q: What is your return policy?
A. We are on a mission to pair people with their Dream Ring! If you are not happy with your purchase, we accept returns within 5 days of receiving the ring. Contact us and we will send you a return label to ship it back. Once we receive the ring in its original condition then we will issue a full refund. It may take a few days for the funds to show up in your account depending on your bank. Made-to-order rings are final sale.
Q: What types of payments do you accept?
A. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, certified check, bank transfer, and Affirm. Important note if you are using a credit/debit card: Most banks impose a spending limit so you may have to contact them to have that changed for a purchase or to let them know that you are making a large purchase. We are also able to split payments over multiple cards! For this option, you can contact us and we can walk you through it!
Q: Will an "out of stock" item be restocked?
A: Unfortunately not! These are all one of a kind vintage and antique engagement rings so there is no other ring quite like it! Sometimes we can recreate a sold piece so Contact Us if there is a style that you can't get off your mind. For some of the vintage-inspired pieces, we can often recreate the ring with another antique diamond.
Q: Will you sell the setting without the center stone?
A: Unfortunately not! We do not sell only settings and we try to preserve the vintage integrity so we do not separate the diamonds from the setting.
Q: What shipping do you offer?
A. We offer FREE overnight shipping Monday through Friday in the continental US. The package will come in a UPS or FedEx box and will not have our name on it in case it is a surprise! An adult signature is required upon delivery. The billing address on your order must match the shipping address. International shipments have a flat fee of $100 USD. Contact us for more information on international shipments.
Q: Do you offer payments plans?
A. We do offer layaway plans! Engagement rings can be a large purchase and we want you to be able to get the one that you want before someone else snatches up that one-of-a-kind piece! We offer up to 60-day installment plans and are happy to split payments over multiple cards if needed. Since layaway rings are taken off the market for extended periods of time, they are exchangeable but not returnable. Payments are non-returnable for payment plans. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a plan that works for you!
Q: What countries do you ship to?
A. We ship to the United States, Canada, the UK, most European countries, Australia, as well as many other countries. Feel free to contact us to see if we ship to your country! There are often duties and taxes associated with importing jewelry so you can contact your country's customs agency for help in calculating that cost! Shipping on international shipments is a flat $100 USD fully insured.
If we haven't answered your question here, feel free to Contact Us or call us at 646-867-8772 and we will answer any questions you may have!