2023.11.17 Jewellery Column

Elevating the Specialness of an Engagement Ring with 5 Types of Unique Cut Diamonds

Crafted from the polishing skills of artisans, unique cut diamonds bring a beautiful design to life



"If you're thinking, 'I don't want a design that's just off the shelf, I want our special engagement ring,' but find yourself drawn to simple designs when trying on rings, you'll want to see the unique cut diamonds available at our Omotesando Atelier, central to ith's collection.


With artisan polishing techniques, patterns of cherry blossoms, sunflowers, bellflowers, stars, and snowflakes are engraved into diamonds, giving your rings a special story. Let's introduce these beautiful five designs.


※Actual diamond colors range from colorless to light yellow.




1: Cherry Blossom Diamond / Cherry Blossom



Adored since the Manyoshu era, symbolize Japan with their national popularity. The cherry blossom, blooming after the cold winter, is also a fortunate motif believed to house the god of bountiful harvests.

The fantastical beauty of towns bathed in sakura colors creates a memorable scene. Some choose this season for their proposal, encapsulating the time spent together under the cherry blossoms within the diamond forever.


Flower language: Spiritual beauty, graceful woman, purity.





2: Sunflower Diamond / Sunflower




Beloved for its sun-like shape and vibrant yellow hues, conveying a positive and energetic impression.


A shining smile and bright personality are often likened to a sunflower. It's a charming flower that men planning to propose might associate with their beloved's image.


Flower language: Adoration, passion, 'I only have eyes for you.'




3: Bellflower Diamond / Bellflower


The bellflower, sung about in the Manyoshu as one of the seven autumn flowers and used in family crests, has a historical motif.

Its bell-shaped petals, seemingly bringing happiness, suitably represent eternal love, with its purple hue invoking the refined beauty of an adult woman.


Flower language: Eternal love, unchanging love, sincerity, grace.





4: Snowflake Diamond  / Snowflake




The snowflake, a symbol of winter, has been incorporated into jewelry design as a motif of good fortune. Its pure white snow and clear crystals represent purity, heart cleansing, and rebirth.


Its hexagonal base shape suggests it brings love and good fortune.


Perfect for couples celebrating anniversaries in winter and embodying pure intentions.





5: Star Diamond / Star



Beautiful celestial bodies, often symbolize hope and dreams. In tarot cards, "The Star" represents hope.

The image of a star shining bright and bringing fortune illuminates a future full of positive energy.


It's also said to represent health and wealth, making it a desirable motif for a prosperous and happy marriage life.



Case Study: Creating a Unique “Cherry Blossom Tree” Engagement Ring



A man, starting a long-distance relationship due to relocation three months ago, wanted to reassure his girlfriend living in their hometown with an engagement ring.


When asked about the ring's design, he envisioned "a design with a center diamond that can be worn casually on dates." Ultimately, he wanted his partner to choose.


Considering the joy it would bring his partner to select a gift, we carefully discussed and decided to present the diamond itself rather than an engagement ring for the proposal.

"I absolutely want a high 4C grade diamond, over 0.3 carats, in D color..."


Through his research at other brands, he believed a diamond's value depended on its grade and price. We revisited the charm of diamonds as gemstones.


Each diamond, formed deep within the earth over billions of years, is unique. We explained that clarity and color are individual characteristics of each stone.


"In that case, I want to give a diamond with a special story."


Responding to his changed mindset, we introduced diamonds with carat numbers related to angel numbers and the proposal planned for the 22nd, including special cherry blossom and star cut diamonds. He liked the cherry cut, perfect for their frequent cherry blossom viewing dates in April.



"I thought yellow color was a flaw, but I've come to see it as a unique feature."


With a happy smile, he booked a follow-up appointment, and after a successful proposal, he revisited the atelier with his partner.


Trying on all the rings at ith, her preference was for designs with textures on the surface and concentrated on gold metal. Utilizing her sensibility, we decided to create a unique "Cherry Blossom Tree" that wasn't too engagement-ring-like but filled with thought, a tree that will bloom for the couple through all seasons.


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Subtly incorporating unique motifs that may not be immediately noticeable but are certainly there, adds even more special meaning to the engagement ring as a symbol of your love.

Why not choose a flower or mark that fits the mood you two create, your names, the season of your meeting, or your anniversary, and secretly incorporate it into the ring? If you're interested, please visit our Omotesando Atelier.


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Elevating the Specialness of an Engagement Ring with 5 Types of Unique Cut Diamonds