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The Cathedral Basket Diamond Ring

This fine piece of diamond craftsmanship is something many people love. The open cathedral setting of this solitaire ring lifts the diamond. The expression “rise and shine” was never so literal.

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  • Kind of stone(s): Diamond
  • Carat: 1.11
  • Color: Top Crystal I
  • Clarity: SI2
  • Cut: Royal 201
  • Kind of Setting: Solitaire with 4 prongs
  • Material: 18 Karat White Gold
  • Also available: in 18K Yellow Gold and 18K Rose Gold
  • Sizes: we have all ring sizes in stock and our goldsmiths can resize every ring in a few minutes
About the stone

For the ring in these pictures, we used a Royal 201 cut 1.11 carat diamond. This diamond has a Top Crystal-I color, which belongs to the tinted white hues. The featured stone has an SI2-clarity. It means the inclusions cannot be seen by the naked eye when viewed from above. But they are visible when looked at with a 10x magnification.

As a diamond polishing company, we like to put diamonds on a pedestal. With this ring setting, we literally did that. The so-called cathedral basket setting lifts the diamond. It makes the diamond rise above the setting and ensures it gets all the attention it deserves. We call this ring a cathedral basket setting. Because when you look at it from the sides, you see an open area below and diagonally below the stone. That part is called a cathedral. The basket refers to the horizontal part the diamond appears to rest on. It is a popular setting because it securely tightens the ring. But it also leaves as much room as possible to expose the diamond so light can enter and reflect well. And of course, this makes it for us easier to gaze upon the stunning stone. That’s why this setting deserves a Royal 201 cut diamond.