Any design suggestions for two stones ring?

Hello all, I have a customer that wants a white gold ring with 2 one
carat diamonds…cannot talk him into an odd number. Any design
suggestions? 12+ mm of stone is a lot to contend with on a ring. The
ring will be about a size 9 so that is better than a size 4.

Mary Frances

Hi Mary,

How about an offset design, with the two stones being set sort of
diagonally across the shank? One offset to one side and the other to
the other - quite contemporary. I’ve seen it work quite well.


I gather you’re own aesthetic prefers an asymmetrical look How about
raising on higher than other with a swirl between them. If the
customer is up for it, make the swirl in pave diamonds. You can also
do this asymmetrically and geometrically, by placing the 2 diamonds
at different heights in a squared off bevel. Just some ideas from an

MikiCat Designs

customer that wants a white gold ring with 2 one carat diamonds.. 

Mary, your two typical solutions would be 1) Set the two stone
straight on, in line with the finger, and bring a shank up to them.
You can also set them across the finger, but that’s a bit strange
with two stones. 2) Make a bypass ring - an “S” curve across the
finger with the stones in the “S”. That removes the strange symmetry

Realizing that the actual design - what sort of shank and how it
moves - is up to you…

Two, caraters? Screams bypass.

Or inline parallel to finger, but you may need at least some fill in
stones or some fancy details.

If your customer insists on across the finger you need to do
something to break the ‘headlights’ look.

Wait, this is a lady’s ring, right?

There are some very nice double stone rings that follow a wrap look -
especially if you can talk your client into some smaller stones to
offset the balance to create the illusion of asymmetry. The wrap
look consists of one stone above the other in a pattern in which one
end of the ring wraps around the finger and is directly - or slightly
offset from the other end of the ring. In this case, a soldering of
such a wrap could be done. Usually this kind of design is done using
sheet as a base with creation of the prongs as low into the ring as

It would be interesting to also discuss the “Why” of wanting the two
stones in identical sizes. If they are family heirlooms etc, and it
is a man’s wish, then there might be suggestion of a matching
tie-tack or bar, a masculine piece of neck-art if he is younger and
is not inclined to ties. Another option might be as a gift to a
special person in another form, possibly a ring as well

Feel free to call me at Carolee Uits Designs (614)449-1095. - And
blessings! (in something like this, divine support helps!!)

customer that wants a white gold ring with 2 one carat diamonds.. 

When my husband and I were shopping for wedding rings, 32 years ago,
we saw a very handsome ring in a jeweler’s window. It had two fairly
large diamonds bezel-set at the two ends of a heavy, domed 18k band
that was similar in width to the settings, with a small gap (a mm or
so) between the two stones.

I loved it (though we couldn’t have afforded such rings in any
case-- we managed the cheapest gold rings Service Merchandise had)
but my husband said he would never consider a wedding ring where the
two ends were not united. I had to admit he had a point.

That aside, I still think it a good-looking design.


I have a customer that wants a white gold ring with 2 one carat
diamonds...cannot talk him into an odd number. 

Just do not do a headlight ring. That is two large stones at opposite
ends of the ring. They look like the nehadlights of a car coming at
you. I have lost count of the times I have had customers come in with
this “Custom Design” ring. You might design something that can would
hold the teo stones in one channel.


I would make design them to resemble a stackable ring with one stone
on either “ring” - - offset them so they sit slightly to the side
and slightly above/below each other. I would also add two very thin
bands in a contrasting finish (shape) or even with small stones to
sit on top and bottom. C

A traditional bypass design is meant to handle two stones, and is
commonly tilted off the horizontal to some degree, which would
shorten the distance across the finger. A variation on this, perhaps?


The design of the central elements in the antlers in the Scythian
gold stag from Kostromskaya (you can see the image here: )
would lend itself well to a two stone setting.

Mike DeBurgh, GJG
Henderson, NV