tension-set raw diamond octahedron

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We love raw diamonds. The natural crystalline structure, the amazing realm of colors and tones, the unique texture and luminosity of each crystal is amazing.

Add to all that wonderfulness the fact that their rustic beauty is an ideal pairing for the modern feel of stainless steel, and well, swoon. So when Tom contacted us to tension-set a raw diamond crystal he had, we were ready!

His milky white diamond octahedron had a great shape for tension-setting in โ€˜the oneโ€˜ and surface of the crystal was a prism of repeating triangles called trigons that were beautiful.

stainless steel band tapered to accept height of raw diamond

stainless steel band tapered to accept height of raw diamond

testing the fit of the diamond in the hand-carved setting

testing the fit of the diamond in the hand-carved setting

the finished raw diamond, tension-set ring

the finished raw diamond, tension-set ring

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