My Engagement Ring & Wedding Band | Morganite & Pave Diamonds

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I think I heard the phrase “So you’re sure you want to marry me” fall out of my then boyfriend’s mouth about 100 times the year leading up to my 30th birthday when my now husband popped the question and we got engaged. And during that year, I got to design my engagement ring and wedding bands. My husband just so happened to be friends with celebrity jewelry designer Cynthia Wolff so of course, there was no question where we would go to create what would represent our love for each other.


{press photos from Cynthia’s work below including Britney Spears’ engagement/wedding rings}

Britney wedding ring

LAWeddings Magazine Pave Diamonds

My first meeting with the brilliant Cynthia was really just for her to get a feel for what I was looking for. She has an amazing collection of vintage jewels including engagement and wedding rings, and after trying a few on we discussed exactly what I wanted mine to look like. In the following days I emailed her a number of detailed images of the direction I wanted to go.

If you’re a long-time reader of my blog, you may be aware that I am obsessed with all things vintage so I really wanted that to come across in my ring. I wanted something that had a bit of a 1960′s classic and timeless look but with a modern feel. I absolutely love the look of pave diamonds and micro pave is one of Cynthia’s specialties.

I got exactly what I wanted. I adore my rings.

engagement ring with pink stone

wedding rings-pink morganite-eternity bands

So here’s the breakdown…

The center stone in my engagement ring is a 3 karat rectangle cushion cut light pink/peach Morganite {aka: pink beryl, rose beryl, pink emerald, & cesian beryl} which was discovered and named after financier J. P. Morgan by Tiffany’s chief gemologist in the early 1900s. I chose a Morganite because I could really get more bang for my buck, so to speak, and I love the soft peachy pink hue. While it’s not necessarily inexpensive, it’s not as expensive as a diamond in the same size and cut. The cushion cut really exaggerates the hue and adds extra facets for sparkle. It’s been said that the Morganite strengthens the bonds of love and I just love that.

It’s set entirely in platinum {as is my wedding band} and completely surrounded by micro-pave — tiny round cut diamonds all the way around the band and along each sides. These are not chips but actual cut diamond stones {I counted 75 more than once ;}.

**NOTE: The total cost for this size/customization was between 10K-15K {not including the micro-pave wedding band}.

Here are some close-ups…

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pave diamond wedding bang pink stone

Go to CynthiaWolff.com for more info… or find Cynthia Wolff Jewelry on Facebook

A little more on Morganites…

Morganites

Here is what The Book of Stones” reads: Morganite is also called the ‘Pink Emerald’ and is recommended for all those who wish to do serious inner work and emotional self-healing.

Spiritual: assists one in connection to Divine love and the angelic heart. It helps one to be receptive of the loving words, actions and energy of others and to be less protective of one’s emotional vulnerability. It teaches protection through love, rather than fear.

Emotional: can aid in recognizing the emotional patterns of judgment, fear-based self-protection and manipulation that may make meaningful relationships difficult. It can help one attract one’s soul mate or deepen one’s current relationships. It can be used to bring feelings of peace and acceptance when one is facing grief or deep loss.

Physical: it’s energy supports the physical heart, strengthening it’s energy field and helping to establish the heart’s natural dominance in the aura.

Affirmation: “Divine love enters this world through the gate of my heart”.

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* Click Here for more photos of my anniversary eternity rings
* Click Here for more wedding ring photos
* Click Here for more photos of my rings and vintage jewelry
* Click there for more photos of new and vintage jewels by Cynthia Wolff

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

68 Comments

  • The Style Revolution

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    OMG OMG…. Gorgeous! Congrats

  • Chelsea

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Maegan it’s stunning! What a gem you found (both in the ring and your hubby)!
    My Life in Style

  • FASHION SNAG

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I love your rings! You are so lucky Maegan =) You have a great husband. xo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • BakerGirl

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    That is gorgeous! You both did a good job on that ring! Love it!

  • Ashley

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    That ring is beautiful!

  • Hollywood

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    It’s Gorgeous it’s original I love it <3

  • Iva

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    ohhh what a super fantastic story! I love it! and I love your rings. they are truly beautiful and I think they are exactly “Maegan”. That second to last picture looks like it could be in a magazine spread its stunning. AND I think I’m going to grab that top coat you mentioned the other day because your nailpolish is still holding on super. Mine tends to start chipping on day 2-3! I hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your rings with us! Such a treat!

  • ashlina

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    amazingness!!!!

  • Shirley Stamou

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing!
    xoxo from Brazil
    Shirley Stamou
    http://www.garotasmodernas.com

  • Nina

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    so beautiful, it totally suits you!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

  • drollgirl

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    your rings are so gorgeous!

    and your chicken skin comment? SHAME ON YOU. ahahahah. you are so funny. but shame on you. ahahahha. i am making no sense (AS USUAL!!!)!

  • Katie

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Your rings are beautiful and have a beautiful story behind them :)

  • Nicole Smith

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    great ring, love the pink, and RAD polish ;)

  • Kathryn

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    They are beautiful, but your story behind them makes them amazing!

  • Alex

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I love love your rings. I’m checking out the stone website now. My husband and I are shopping for a new engagement ring and band for me and pink happens to be my all time favorite color, so this is something worth researching!

  • Lawgirl

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I love it – I went with something unusual as well. :D

  • Amber's Notebook

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    your ring i freaking out of control!! AMAZING!!

  • Amber

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve always wondered about your ring! It’s so beautiful and classy. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Lindsay [Bella Cene']

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous ring! It looks similar to the one I looked at before I chose the one I got lol (except my stone was more of a yellow peach than pink) Then I found the ring I have now and we just knew it was IT! It’s got a vintage look to it as well… Like you, I’m very into vintage styles! lol

  • Lima

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    strikingly beautiful…congrats :)

  • Yeti

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    absolutely gorgeous

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    WOW, so beautiful and unique! I’d love to have something similar if I ever get married… :)

  • Victoria

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    They are beautiful and you’re a lucky lady! x

  • Di*

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    its so pretty!!!

  • midnightintern

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    My ad in the newspaper will read:

    19 year old female looking for husband after envy-inspiring post on lovemaegan. No relationship experience necessary. Good looks and personality not essential, however good taste in jewellery is a must. Respond ASAP.

  • What's New with Mrs.T

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    OMFG…. GIRL!!!!! I freakin love your ring. Just a TAD jealous… LOL.

  • Andi

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Love it!!! The light pink color is so unique and stunning-just like you!

  • Morgan

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • PiinkCupcakez

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    omg i love it!! and it’s pink! it doesn’t get any better than that lol

  • Mo

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    omg Georgous !

  • Meghan

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Oh, it’s stunning. I love rings:)

  • Tashie

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    That’s a beautiful ring and your nail polish is equally beautiful too and your skin looks fine! Love the story behind your choice too. xxx

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    your ring is fabulous! it’s very similar to mine. your center rock looks pretty big for 3 carats!

  • Nikosmommy

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for the wedding ring set 411…it’s nice to know the design origins. That Morganite stone is a beauty! Well done missy!

  • Amber

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Your rings are just stunning. I’ve been looking for a right-hand ring and this makes me want a Morganite!

    Thanks for sharing the info, I’ve been really curious b/c my wedding set is very similar, except my center stone is a radiant cut diamond and it’s about 1/3 the size of yours! :-)

  • papillionis

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    lol: “chicken-like skin …because, ew, gross” thats what I thought when taking my pictures yesterday!
    hilarious!

  • TERI REES WANG

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Here is what The Book of Stones” reads: Morganite is also called the ‘Pink Emerald’ and is recommended for to all those who wish to do serious inner work and emotional self-healing.

    Spiritual: assists one in connection to Divine love and the angelic heart. It helps one to be receptive of the loving words, actions and energy of others and to be less protective of one’s emotional vulnerability. It teaches protection through love, rather than fear.

    Emotional: can aid in recognizing the emotional patterns of judgment, fear-based self-protection and manipulation that may make meaningful relationships difficult. It can help on attract one’s soul mate or deepen one’s current relationships. It can be used to bring feelings of peace and acceptance when one is facing grief or deep loss.

    Physical: it’s energy supports the physical heart, strengthening it’s energy field and helping to establish the heart’s natural dominance in the aura.

    Affirmation: “Divine love enters this world through the gate of my heart”.

  • Sniff

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Your rings are truly beautiful. They look so elegant and classy.

  • A.Co

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve always secretly wondered about your rings and I’ve never heard of Morganite, so thanks for doing this post. Your rings are gorgeous and really suit you! This post was super informative and interesting – so thanks for sharing :)

    http://www.acoest1984.blogspot.com

    A

  • Amy

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I have mentioned your rings in past comments – they are truly gorgeous. I am a jewellery designer and have not heard of morganite before (shhh) so thanks for the heads up. I love it x

  • letterstobetsy

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    it is so different which makes it so cool! it is not the standard setting or stone how awesome! thanks for sharing xoxoxox

  • letterstobetsy

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    what color did you use on your nails? It is fabulous!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    One word is all I need to say…………..I N C R E D I B L E!

  • Tiffany

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    I have loved your e-ring since I started reading your blog and noticed it in your outfit posts. It’s truly beautiful and just stunning! I love the color of the stone as well.

  • Alba

    March 14, 2010 | Reply

    Wow!!! This is so gorgeous!!! Really lovely!!

  • Fabulocity in Amish Country

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    The rings are just gorgeous!!! She did an amazing job!

  • honey my heart

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    love the style and concept of your ring.it is gorgeous.

  • Maki

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    Look at that rock!! Stunning, Maegan, just stunning!!! I must say it fits perfectly on your pretty finger:)

    xoxo

    p.s. loving the green polish!

  • Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    Very beautiful!

  • Einat

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I always did wonder what your ring was, it’s divine! Thank you for sharing and introducing me to Morganite :-)

  • Zuzuli

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    truly gorgeous!
    it definitely represents you.
    also love the photos you posted!!

  • Gwen

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    I think that your set is absolutely gorgeous!!! Definitely in my top 5 favorites and since it’s not a diamond center stone that makes it all the better!! I’ve been looking at colored gemstones for when I finally upgrade my set and Morganite is on the list!!! Thank you for sharing Maegan!!

    XOXO

  • nickiefrye.etsy

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful! Morganite is a very cool & very unusual choice.

  • Lorena

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    I had spotted your rings on some of your pictures and thought it was TOTALLY FAIRY TALE like… gorgeous !

  • Kellie

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    It is beautiful and sparkly! Just like you! :) Cheese factor x 100 just then. Oh well!

  • Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    your ring is beautiful..and it really pops with the jade nail polish :)

    -Emilie

  • Ying

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful!

  • anhesty

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    beautiful rings!

  • Jill

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    They are beautiful…love that you picked something other than a diamond. When my husband asked me to marry him, he asked where I’d like to go shopping for my engagement ring. I told him the Jaguar dealership!

  • ..SOCIAL BUTTERFLY..

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful. to match your style..

  • amanda

    March 15, 2010 | Reply

    obsessed. you’re such a rockstar. and i’m so jealous you had a celebrity designer. every girls dream. sighhhh.

  • Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t believe how conceited you are… thats amazing and pathetic… what a strange person

  • chantal1922

    March 16, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous!

  • stephanie r

    March 17, 2010 | Reply

    I am so glad that you showcased your rings because I noticed that it was quite distint but, I could never really get a good idea of the setting or the stone. I love that as you show in other parts of your life you again thought outside of the box and did something quite original and beautiful. Ah, which that I could have used you to help me pick a ring instead of the hubs.

  • jennine

    March 17, 2010 | Reply

    ooh thanks for posting this! i have been looking high and low for ideas for a ring, and cant decide on anything. still wearing a silver ring and our one year aneversary is coming in two months!

  • Anna

    March 17, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous rings! I love their vintage feel. The description is awesome. I want one for my engagement ring now!

  • Watkins Wackiness

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Your rings are probably the most beautiful set i’ve ever seen!! I had noticed them before in some of your pics… glad you shared… my have to tell the hubby i want some Morganite!!

  • Healthy and Homemade

    March 22, 2010 | Reply

    These are so unbelievably gorgeous! My hubby is letting me “upgrade” my rings soon (after taxes, blah) but I’m definitely excited! Most would go for a giant diamond, but I’ve never been one to like solitaires so I’m going for a pink gemstone.

    I love the peachy morganite, but that’s out of my price range! You did a lovely job with these and it’s so cool you got a say in what you wanted =D

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