Our Favourite Millgrain Engagement Rings
July 6, 2014
If you are after a vintage inspired engagement ring or a wedding ring with delicate fine detail, then millgrain might just be the perfect finishing touch for you.
What is millgrain exactly?
Millgrain is an ancient technique where small balls of metal are formed on the surface of a jewellery piece, creating beautiful edges with perfect rows of beads. Although relatively unknown to the wider population, this surface embellishment has been popular for many years, especially during the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods of design. In recent years millgrain has seen a resurgance in popularity amongst more contemporary styles. Millgrain is the perfect way to create lovely texture, add extra fine detail and frame your diamond or gemstone while beautifully offsetting it!
Whilst millgrain is a wonderful way to create a vintage look, it can also be used in more contemporary designs. Millgrain is created using ancient tools to raise beads of metal on the surface of the piece. It is also possible to create a millgrain look with the use of advanced computer technology.
If you are working to a budget and can’t afford an engagement or wedding ring embellished with diamonds then adding millgrain is a great and affordable way to create a detailed and ornate look without breaking the bank.
The ‘Serenity’ (Cognac) featuring a beautiful Cushion cut Cognac Diamond with Millgrain detailing.
The ‘Lalique’ diamond engagment ring featuring a beautiful mix of Emerald Cut diamonds and Round Brilliant diamonds.
The ‘Classic Ladies Millgrain’ wedding ring featuring beautiful Millgrain edges.