Engagement Ring of the Week : FERN

FERN engagement rings and matching pave diamond bands in rose gold and Platinum by MaeVona

FERN engagement rings and matching diamond bands in rose gold and Platinum by MaeVona

Our Scottish Wildflower Bridal collection is one of our most popular, and the FERN engagement ring – named after the Scottish Fern that grows wild in the hills, valleys and mountains of Scotland – is one of the most beautiful rings in the collection.

When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, we often hear our customers ask for something beautifully delicate as well as practical. FERN engagement ring ticks all these boxes. The elegant ‘frond’-like settings on the four graduated side diamonds mimic a real-life Fern in nature, gently cupping each stone like a dew-drop. The added line of pave diamonds on each side accentuate the gentle twist, flowing up and setting the center stone.

On the finger, the Celtic-inspired FERN engagement ring is a subtle, beautifully balanced and practical style, as low-set as a diamond can be, suspended off the finger.

The matching band is set with a beautiful twisting line of diamonds that perfectly matches the shape of the engagement ring. The classic plain FERN engagement ring is also available without pave diamonds, offering a beautifully simple modern look.

We have many customers who are doctors and nurses, who selected FERN engagement ring as the perfect style to fit under a latex glove at work – so we know it is a sensible choice for someone who needs a ring which fits their demanding job and lifestyle, which they do not have to take off.

Shown here in rose gold or Platinum, the FERN can also be custom ordered in one-of-a-kind two-tone color combinations, with the fronds on either side in a second color. Just contact your local MaeVona retailer for more details and pricing. Which colors would you pick?

MaeVona is Platinum FAN FAVORITE!

EDINBURGH engagement ring in Platinum with pink diamond pave by MaeVona

FEBRUARY 2014 FAN FAVORITE – EDINBURGH engagement ring in Platinum with pink diamond pave by MaeVona

 

There is something so beautiful and incredible about Platinum. It is an exquisite metal, as precious as diamonds themselves. It matches the unique custom styling of MaeVona engagement rings – our Celtic-inspired detailing looks magnificent in this rare and pure metal, perfectly accented with white or color diamond accents.

Did you know that Platinum is a naturally hypo-allergenic metal, and it is 30 times rarer than gold? It is also a denser metal, weighing more than gold – giving a luxurious weight to your engagement ring and giving you confidence it will last a lifetime.

We are proud that two of our bridal designs are so popular in Platinum that they are officially the most-viewed FAN FAVORITE engagement rings on the official Platinum Guild International’s website www.preciousplatinum.com – two months in a row! Our beautiful EDINBURGH with pink diamond pave won for February, and POPPY/PAVE engagement ring won for January.

Aren’t they magical?! Ask to see them in Platinum at your local MaeVona retailer now. xox

 

POPPY/PAVE engagement ring in Platinum by MaeVona

JANUARY 2014 FAN FAVORITE -POPPY/PAVE engagement ring in Platinum by MaeVona

 

Beauty from the island of Westray

WESTRAY engagement rings by MaeVona in Platinum with rose gold tops

WESTRAY engagement rings by MaeVona, in Platinum with rose gold settings

We often feel one view of our engagement rings and wedding rings just doesn’t do them justice. When we create them, our first goal is to make sure the rings look and feel good from every angle.

Maeve Gillies’s signature Celtic-inspired style comes across in every view, with beautiful flowing elegant lines and hidden details that make the ring even more breathtaking. A perfect example is our WESTRAY engagement ring, shown here in beautiful Platinum with a rose gold setting. The way the setting and shank flow together is our trademark, coming from Maeve’s heritage as a bench trained jeweler who understands how to create, cast, polish and set everything she designs. No line or edge is overlooked! The shank curls up around the finger and seamlessly flows into the setting, which hugs the diamond with delicate, leaf-like stems that ‘kiss’ in the middle of the finger.

We truly feel the WESTRAY engagement ring (named after the idyllic Westray isle in the Orkney islands off the northernmost tip of Scotland) is one of the most beautiful rings we have ever seen. It is just gorgeously modern as well as timelessly classic, and the two-tone colorway sets it apart even more. It is low set and practical, and the delicate flat-top prongs maximise the center stone.

This is why we always recommend to view our engagement rings in person, to fully appreciate what makes them unique, to enjoy the Celtic inspired details and to choose the perfect ring to enhance your center diamond or gemstone, as well as your lifestyle.

Our engagement rings are keepers – MaeVona is for life!

NEW Celtic Fashion Jewelry!

It’s about time!!! We have been asked so many times to add Fashion Jewelry to our collections and now it is here! Welcome to our CELTICA and LAURISTON collections. Beautiful Celtic-Inspired fashion designs in antique or blackened ‘ Celtic slate silver’, set with rare Scottish agates, or black and white diamonds, in a wide range of price points starting from $190. There is a beautiful sense of history in these designs, as well as an elegant modern style.

Our friends at Engagement 101 featured our new Fashion Jewelry on their blog this morning – click here to read it!

We love the pierced details of these pieces, the smooth finish, the wearability and the affordable price points.

Check out all of the new styles and collections on our website or Pinterest now, and let us know what you think!

xox

Rare Scottish Agate and Antique Silver LAURISTON Earrings by MaeVona

Rare Scottish Agate and Antique Silver LAURISTON Earrings by MaeVona

Silver and Diamond LAURISTON earrings by MaeVona

Celtic-Inspired Silver and Diamond LAURISTON Double Square earrings by MaeVona

MaeVona Bestsellers!

MaeVona has done extremely well with a lot of different rings. Among the bestsellers are the CAVA, SHAPINSAY, CANNA, WESTRAY and BORERAY. These five rings are part of the MaeVona Scottish Islands collection as they are named after different Scottish Islands. They are special because they have a plain solitaire look, yet have exquisite designs that give you value for your money. These unique metal designs are a classic MaeVona look, but we combined these classic styles with the simplicity of solitaries.

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What makes these rings stand out is there prong styles. Like many MaeVona rings, the prongs are extremely elegant and very different from a traditional ring. Along with the finishes, which are very different from a normal engagement ring, these rings stand out from the crowd. These elegant rings can also be paired with a diamond band to make them even more exquisite. When paired with diamond bands, these simple solitaires are beautiful and look even better (if that’s possible). If you love solitaires, we guarantee you will love these bestsellers!

New Wildflowers!

 
WILDFLOWERS-GROUP_2Our designer Maeve has recently dreamt up over 50 innovative and original new designs that have instantly been loved by MaeVona fans all over the world as we shared them online. Three of those rings – LILY, SNOWDROP and IRIS – are part of our Scottish Wildflower collection, and are some of our hot favorites! Named after their respective Scottish Wildflowers, each stands out as a classic, timeless style – yet still so different from any other ring.

 

IRIS, which quickly became one of MaeVona’s most popular rings, is a floral-inspired solitaire with heart-shaped prongs clasping the center stone. LILY has a beautiful twist embracing the center stone and unique asymmetric pave diamond accents. SNOWDROP features elegant pear-shaped prongs with leaf-like diamond-accented petals on the shank.

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As well as the unique design details, what our fans really love about these rings is the color combinations we now offer them in – our stunning all-new 18K Green gold, as well as our beautiful Rose gold or White gold. The new Wildflower rings in particular stand out when made in these new colors, set with our brand new pink or yellow pavé diamonds on the shank. These natural colored diamonds beautifully complement the simplicity and stunning, rare features of our Wildflower rings. We are sure these miniature works of art will become amongst the most popular MaeVona rings ever!

 

Whisky on the Rocks!

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Last night we held an amazing event with our exclusive Manhattan retailer Michael C Fina, featuring a sneak preview of our latest bridal designs, and a special tasting of rare Scotch, courtesy of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Twenty lucky guests had the opportunity to try unique and rare single malt, single cask whisky that is only available to members of the Society, while admiring our brand new styles.

The guests ranged from whisky lovers to avid MaeVona fans and ring owners, who jumped at the rare opportunity to meet the designer of their rings, Maeve Gillies in person. The elegant new engagement rings in beautiful colors of rose gold and green gold with yellow and pink diamonds blended perfectly with the aged whisky the society had to offer. Everyone was excited to be able to see more than 50 NEW designs!

Stay tuned for more events like this in the future!

Michael C Fina

INSTAGRAM fever!

Dear Instagram lovers, we are sorry we took so long to join you. And yes, you were right, Instagram is perfect for MaeVona’s unique styles and gorgeous imagery. We care about how our pictures look, and so do you. We love sharing unique insights and behind the scenes stories, as do you. We can tell it’s going to be a long and beautiful relationship! Follow us now for upcoming contests and many other Insta-treats like this close-up feature of our gorgeous new PAISLEY pave engagement ring in tri-color green, rose and white 18K gold. Yours truly, @MaeVona :)

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The History of ERISKAY engagement ring

MaeVona ERISKAY engagement rings

We are SO excited about all our new designs just being added to the website now. You might have seen previews on our Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram…and we will be featuring them all in detail here, with Maeve giving us insider details into how she created each design. Today is our stunning new Eriskay/pave – available in two versions, with pave ‘wings’ or a pave shank. Maeve says:

“Our iconic ERISKAY engagement ring is known everywhere as ‘THE MAEVONA RING’. Still our most popular design, we wanted to offer some alternatives with a little added diamond sparkle on the ‘wings’ or shank, and also make available all different center stone shapes that we often get requests for, like marquise and princess-cut.

Look closely at the heart-shaped ‘wings’ that define ERISKAY’s look – I think they are still as fresh and timeless as the day I created them, which makes me really happy as I believe this is a sign of a true classic design that will stand the test of time and never go out of style.

ERISKAY was actually the first ever ring I designed when I founded MaeVona back in 2004. I was so thrilled with the original ERISKAY that we referred to it as “my precious“, inspired by the ‘One Ring’ in the Lord of the Rings trilogy that also debuted at this time! ERISKAY said everything about my company that I wanted to offer to our customers – design innovation, genuine Celtic heritage look and feel, beautiful curving lines, gorgeous on the hand from every angle, while also practical – and a miniature work of art, available in unique color combinations that each customer could order to make their ring special to them.  These goals are still in my head today every time I create a new collection!”