Behind the Designs

Experts at Kwiat give an insider's view of some of their most beautiful jewelry

The Beaded Engagement Ring

Reminiscent of the beautiful beading on an elaborate wedding gown, this highly detailed ring was created for the fiancée of one of the Kwiat family members. "I really like to keep the engagement ring as close to the hand as possible," says Janice DeBell, citing an interesting symbolism for how precious the engagement ring is to brides-to-be. The ring features an emerald-cut diamond at the center and small diamonds on the band. What's most important about every piece is that "there's always something that separates it from everything else," she says. Mission accomplished.