The First-Ever Popcorn-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Is Now Available
Luxury jewelry designer and diamond expert Stephanie Gottlieb has created her share of unusual diamond shapes, ranging from dogs to horses, for her clients. So when popcorn brand Angie’s Boomchickapop asked her to create a popcorn-shaped diamond ring, she eagerly ran.
The idea was to create a perfect ring to pop the question.
Since launching her jewelry brand in 2013, the designer has become widely known for her one-of-a-kind diamond designs, in addition to her stacks of custom bracelets, rainbow-colored jewelry, and rings. wedding and engagement. “The idea was to create a perfect ring to pop the question, so the design of this popcorn cut diamond ring goes hand in hand with our love of creating beautiful designs for this special day,” Gottlieb said. Brides.
You may be wondering: How do you actually create a popcorn shaped diamond? According to the designer, she started the process with a stunning 11-carat yellow diamond. “We set out to find a rough stone that was light yellow in color and buttery to closely mimic what most people envision when they think of popcorn,” she shares. Gottlieb then worked with diamond cutters in Israel to facet and fish the diamond down to its latest iteration, a 3.66-carat popcorn-shaped sparkler.
She set the diamond in a simple yellow gold “bathtub bezel” — a thicker style of bezel that encompasses an entire diamond — which in turn intensifies the yellow hue of the stone. “We chose to set the stone in a plain bezel to showcase the curves and shape of the diamond, cut to mimic the core of a piece of popcorn,” Gottlieb explains. “It’s set on a solid rounded band of gold, so the focus is really on the center stone.”
The Angie’s Boomchickapop Popcorn Diamond Ring is available now on Stephanie Gottlieb’s website for a limited time, with a retail price starting at $50,000. All purchases will be made to order, and the brand notes that pricing will be based on the cost of the diamond at the time of purchase.