From Jura with Love

There is nothing better than receiving happy testimonials from delighted customers who have fallen in love with what we do.

This week we received a beautiful note from customer Shelby, along with this stunning photo of her custom JURA engagement ring set with a gorgeous heart-shaped diamond. Shelby had visited the spectacular island of Jura in Scotland due to her family heritage, and owning her MaeVona JURA engagement ring is her constant reminder of what is important and dear to her. Thanks for sharing Shelby, we love this story!…

Custom JURA engagement ring with heart shaped center by MaeVona

Custom JURA engagement ring with heart shaped center by MaeVona

“Our family visits to the Inner Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura captivated our souls. This MaeVona ring captures my heart. Whether you love Scottish Islands, Flowers, or Cities, there is a unique selection just for you. I was looking for a “Celtic Style” ring. With MaeVona, I found Scotland.

Your jewelry is incredible. It’s not just Celtic-inspired: It is Scottish. Your designs are tradition and history wrapped in Scottish beauty. I’m CERTAIN there’s something for everyone who loves anything Scottish. My family is Scottish (father’s side: Sutherland) and that’s why I was looking for a jewelry style that reflected our heritage. Thank you for your brilliance and creativity. I love the new fashion jewelry collection and hope to own a piece or two in the future.”

Sincerely, Shelby Sutherland-Aultman

 

We’re sure this wonderful personal story will resonate with many of you. Do you love your MaeVona engagement ring due to your Celtic heritage? Did you customize your MaeVona to fit a unique center shape? Send us a note, post on our Facebook or Instagram, or Tweet at us saying why you love your MaeVona ring and what made you choose that particular style. It is a privelege and honor to make something so sentimental that it touches your life and stays with you every day xox

Island of JURA, Scotland

Island of JURA, Scotland

JURA engagement rings by MaeVona

JURA engagement rings by MaeVona

POPPY is blooming gorgeous!

POPPY engagement ring by MaeVona set with a gemstone center

POPPY engagement ring by MaeVona set with a gemstone center

 

This little beauty popped in to be fitted for a matching wedding band today, and we’re all admiring its perfect Spring color.

Isn’t the POPPY engagement ring beautiful with a color center? We love how it shows the pear shape side diamonds even more clearly, and the elegant Celtic-inspired flow of metal around the center stone, like two hands gently cupping a ball of color.

If a knockout engagement ring can be a supermodel, we think this is it!

If you love the POPPY design, do check out the rest of our Scottish Wildflowers collection – other beautiful twisting styles offering this one of a kind look (like ROCKROSE or FERN) can be customized with a color center or even color side diamonds. Choose from Platinum or 18K yellow, rose or white gold, or even our beautiful new green gold, perfect for nature-inspired floral designs!

Which flower would you pick for your MaeVona engagement ring?!

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!

Platinum with natural color diamonds!

LILY engagement rings by MaeVona
We love playing with color here at MaeVona.

Today we are obsessing with Platinum and shots of natural color pink and yellow diamond pave – see how it pops with the pure and beautiful color of Platinum? We need one of each to stack!

Stay tuned for more cool color combinations here and on our Facebook / Instagram @maevona xx

 

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!

 

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!”