Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Piece of the Month- Gabriella's beautiful engagement ring

On Sunday 9th of March, graphic designer Anthony took his girlfriend of 4 and a half years Gabriella to their favourite breakfast spot on Unley Road. Gabriella was curious to find out what Anthony had planned for their Sunday to which he replied it was a “Surprise.”


Anthony had paid a visit to fine jewellery designer Cassandra Mamone well in advance of this special today, to discuss the design and make of the perfect engagement ring for his fashionista girlfriend Gabriella. Over the years Anthony had gained essential insight into Gabriella's likes and dislikes and knew that when it came to fashion, the always on-trend Gabriella was more of a minimalist. 

Cassandra Mamone with the help of Anthony’s keen eye for detail designed a cushion diamond set in 4 unique triangular shaped claws, with pave` set brilliant diamonds on the shoulders. The depth of the the 1 carat cushion is shown off when viewed on it's front profile as the setting was designed with straight elegant lines. 


The scene was set at a beautiful pond in Mclaren Vale, as Gabriella gazed at the elegant geese gracing the pond's fountain, she turned to find Anthony on one knee with a white box opened and a sparkling ring inside.

"Will you make me the happiest man alive, Gabriella will you marry me?"

A shocked Gabriella reached out and hugged Anthony replying with an ecstatic “yes!

The newly engaged couple then enjoyed an amazing lunch at Vasarelli Cellar Door Restaurant, where they phoned their family and friends to give them the great news.
“We couldn't keep the smiles off our faces!” Gabriella recalls.

Gabriella wearing her beautiful engagement ring featuring 1 carat cushion diamond

“Once Anthony put the ring on my finger I couldn't stop staring, and still can't! It was exactly what I wanted, and was a perfect fit!

It sparkled perfectly in the sun light".

The newly engaged couple

What a romantic, eventful day!
Wasn't Anthony's proposal beautifully done? We think so...

Until next time,


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Getting Personal

You know your partner like the back of your hand, so why can buying the perfect engagement ring be a somewhat tricky task? What does it take to find her perfect ring?

While understanding a woman’s thought process at any time may feel almost impossible, when it comes to deciding what your lady will wear on her hand every single day, all of a sudden learning a new language doesn't sound so difficult.

A friendly person behind the counter is asking, “round, princess, pear? Yellow gold, white gold,platinum?” Not only are there so many shapes and sizes a man can have a crash course in, there is only so much a store can do to facilitate your needs when you are wanting a personalized and sentimental piece. 
Summer Romance engagement ring www.cassandramamone.com

For men, it may feel like all hope is lost when trying to explain that you like that setting with this diamond to later fit a specific wedding band underneath. It may even become evident that you are a customer walking into a jewellery store not a personal client. There is not only you, there is a room full of customers waiting to buy items far less personal than yours. Due to this, the essential time needed to create your special piece for her, can be cut short and the amount of useful information you are given in that time frame can be limited.
Oval diamond platinum engagement ring, designed with client by Cassandra Mamone

The finer details do matter. The thickness of the setting against her slim finger that only a jewellery manufacturer can effortlessly create, or the desired finish you are unable to explain to a sales assistant that a skilled jewellery designer understands before you even finish your sentence.

Design to complete, client tiered halo engagement ring

When opening your mind to the personalisation of an engagement ring, it may seem unimaginable creating a piece of jewellery that defines your partner’s style to a tee. However, with guidance from an experienced jewellery designer, like Cassandra Mamone, each question can be answered in a natural and thoughtful way.

Custom made platinum engagement ring designed with client by Cassandra Mamone

You are able to create a personal and honest relationship where your thoughts can be heard and created in front of you. The time and effort you put in to making this ring your future fianc├ęs most memorable piece of jewellery proves to her just how well you know your bride; and most importantly, just like the love of your life, there is only one out there. 

The CM team