Author - Mandira

Celtic Knotwork-Inspired, Marquise Aquamarine Engagement Puzzle Ring and Bridal Set

Celtic Knotwork-Inspired, Marquise Aquamarine Engagement Puzzle Ring and Bridal Set

This ring is an exquisitely beautiful, hand-woven, Celtic knotwork-inspired, engagement puzzle ring shown with a one-half carat marquise aquamarine. 

Marquise aquamarine engagement puzzle ring in palladium or platinum

Marquise aquamarine engagement puzzle ring shown in palladium. This puzzle ring is also available in platinum, 14K white, yellow, or rose gold, four colors of 14K gold (yellow, white, rose, green) or any combination of these precious metals.

 

This stunning puzzle ring photograph is not currently shown in our store, as it is not large enough for our new photo format. We love this image of the puzzle ring, because it makes the aquamarine appear to be incredibly sparkly. 

If you wish to order this ring, it’s shown in our store under this link. Or click on the image to the left.

Jewelry with gemstones is notoriously difficult to photograph. Sometimes the lighting is just right to make a photo pop like this one does.

Of the three photos (the one to the left; the one that it links to; and the one below), the one below of the bridal set is probably the most true representation of aquamarine as it will look under most lighting conditions. 

However, you need to bear in mind that depending on how your monitor is calibrated, you may not be seeing the truest color. 

We think aquamarine is simply sublime, reminding us of a tropical ocean and a gentle sea breeze.

Enjoy it in an engagement puzzle ring and impress your friends and loved ones with your assembly skill. We offer video puzzle ring instructions on our site, and it’s easy to learn.

 

 

 

 

 

0.70CT Aquamarine Engagement Puzzle Ring with Five-Diamond Shadow Band

 

The aquamarine at left is 0.70CT. We cannot always get this size, but if you wish to order this set, we’ll scale the diamond ring so it’s perfectly proportioned for the aquamarine on your engagement puzzle ring.

Marquise Diamond Engagement Puzzle Ring with Posy Ring Bridal Sets

Our customers love to pair our engagement puzzle rings with posy rings for a unique bridal set exclusive to Crystal Realm. Different companies offer puzzle rings. Other companies offer posy rings. But only Crystal Realm offers bridal sets with puzzle rings and posy rings together.  What makes our bridal sets so unique? First, our puzzle rings are not just any puzzle rings. Each one is custom hand-woven for the very stone shape and size that you select. We use round, marquise, and princess-cut stones to make our styles of puzzle rings. This means you may have any diamond or colored gemstone in a size from 0.33CT or larger on the puzzle ring of your choice. Then our handmade posy rings are matched to the puzzle ring for a bridal set you will find nowhere else.

On this page, we show medium-weight, marquise diamond puzzle rings paired with a very special posy ring. 

One of our most beloved posy rings is the Renaissance reproduction ring: yovrs onli, in 16th C. period English spelling. This posy ring is a reproduction of an original now found in the British Museum. On the outside of this posy ring is a stunning Celtic design that looks gorgeous in every color of gold.

Marquise diamond, four piece puzzle ring with a yovrs onli posy ring in yellow gold

Marquise diamond, four band puzzle ring with a ‘yovrs onli’ English Renaissance reproduction posy ring. The diamond size is 0.46CT, and this ring can hold up to a 0.72CT diamond, as shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marquise diamond puzzle ring with yovrs onli posy ring in white gold

A 0.72CT, marquise diamond, four band puzzle ring is paired with a yovrs onli posy ring, all in 14K white gold. You may order this set with a diamond size starting at 1/3CT. For a diamond larger than 0.72CT, we will make the puzzle ring just a little heavier, and it will still look beautiful with this posy ring.

All of our posy rings are available with or without antiquing. The antiquing is the slight darkening of the letters or the design elements of a posy ring. Both of the posy rings shown on this page are antiqued. The puzzle rings shown on this page were woven with a standard weave.

See marquise puzzle ring weave choices.

To order either bridal set shown on this page, please call 1-866-573-7381 or contact us by email.

Crystal Clear Toasting Glasses – Arthur and Guinevere

Crystal Clear Toasting Glasses – Arthur and Guinevere

This pair of clear toasting glasses is sumptuous in pewter, crystal, and 23K gold. Guinevere’s dress is finely detailed. She holds a 23K gold plated rose with an  Austrian crystal in the center of the blossom. Austrian crystals embellish her crown. From her belt hangs a beautiful purse. Arthur is dressed in a cape with a dragon finely inscribed on the back. Chain mail peeps through the slits in his sleeves. His sword is plated with 23K gold. And lastly his crown is studded with Austrian crystals. 

When you place them together, they form a heart in the space between them. Separate them for drinking.  Our foundry will make your order by hand, and you will cherish them on your special day. The Arthur and Guinevere clear toasting glasses usually ship in two to four weeks, so please order early enough for delivery. These glasses each hold 12 fluid ounces when filled to the brim, so you will pour about 10 ounces.

Purple Toasting Glasses – Arthur and Guinevere

Arthur and Guinevere Purple Toasting Glasses / Wine Glasses

This heart shaped pair of purple toasting glasses is resplendent in pewter, crystal, and 23K gold. Guinevere’s dress is finely detailed; she holds a 23K gold plated rose accented with an Austrian crystal, and Austrian crystals adorn her crown. A beautiful purse hangs from her belt. Arthur is dressed in a cape with a dragon finely inscribed on the back. Chain mail shows through the slits in his sleeves. He holds a 23K gold plated sword, and his crown is also studded with Austrian crystals. 

Together on your banquet table, these purple toasting glasses form a heart in the space between them. When you separate them and pick up each glass, you’ll find they are comfortable to hold. Hand-made to your order, they are sure to impress on your special day. We usually ship in two to four weeks, so please plan to order early enough for delivery. These glasses each hold 12 oz. when filled to the brim, so realistically, you may pour about 10 oz. 

Purple Champagne Glasses – Dragon Heart and Dragon Wing Heart Champagne Flutes

Best-Selling Purple Champagne Glasses: Dragon Heart and Dragon Wing Heart Toasting Glasses

Here are our best selling purple champagne glasses in two styles of dragon heart toasting flutes.  Our pewter artists have been making these purple champagne glasses since 1978, and every year they become more popular. It’s no wonder why! The detail of the dragon sculptures is unsurpassed.

Each pewter base for the champagne glass is created from an original, hand-carved wax sculpture. The sculpture must be finished to perfection – each delicate detail exactly as the artist intends it in the final product. As you can imagine, if there were any problems with the wax sculpture, they would be transferred to the mold and then to the casting, so this is why the original sculpture must be perfected. 

These champagne glasses are made in a remarkable process. Every day when these purple champagne glasses are shipped to our customers, we take for granted how lovely and perfect they are. But their creation has taken many difficult and challenging steps.

Purple toasting glasses with dragon heart stems

Purple champagne glasses with dragon heart stems. These purple champagne glasses form a heart when at rest and are comfortable in your hands when separated. Austrian crystal eyes and baubles among the rocks at the bases bring a touch of sparkle to the drink-safe pewter bases.

Once the sculpture of the dragon base for  these champagne glasses is perfected, a mold will be made. A mold contains an exact “negative” of the sculpture. It is a block of material that has an empty chamber in the shape of the original sculpture. Now wax is poured into the mold. It is swished around until the coating of wax inside the chamber is the correct thickness. Now there is a hollow wax copy of the original sculpture, and it is removed from the mold. This wax is detailed carefully to remove all signs of the parting line where the two halves of the mold came together. The next step is spruing, in which the hollow wax sculpture is attached to a tree-like structure through which the molten metal will flow.

This sprued wax copy is now dipped again and again into a slurry of gravelly material until it coats the hollow wax copy to a thickness of up to one-half inch. This dry shell is now heated in a kiln until it becomes very hard. During this process, the wax runs out. Now the hard shell is placed in sand, with the open end up. Molten metal is poured through the sprues, until the hard shell is completely filled with pewter. It is allowed to cool. Then the hard shell is broken away. Now each pewter dragon heart champagne glass base is finished by hand to remove all traces of casting, a painstaking process involving much detail work. At last, a polished piece emerges. Of course, it takes two of these sculptures to make a pair of these remarkable purple champagne glasses. 

Once cast and finished, the pewter dragon sculptures must be hand-adorned. Now the artist applies Austrian crystals for eyes. The artist also places round Austrian crystals in the rocks at the bases. Finally, the champagne glass itself is hand-applied. Your pair is ready to ship! Enjoy these exceptional purple champagne glasses on  your special day.

purple dragon heart champagne glasses

Purple champagne glasses: Dragon wing heart champagne glasses with amethyst crystal eyes and amethyst crystals in the rocks at each base. They form at heart when at rest on your banquet table, and they are comfortable to hold when separated in your hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will hand these amazing purple champagne glasses down to your children!

Clear Champagne Glasses / Clear Toasting Flutes

Every pair of our pewter champagne glasses is beautiful with clear flutes. Just as with our colored glasses, many are adorned with Austrian crystal accents. Each pair of clear champagne glasses and our single Celtic wine glass is handmade in a small foundry on the U.S. West Coast, or, as some like to say, the Left Coast. Whichever you prefer, there is no doubt that many artists reside there and create one of a kind works of art, as do our toasting flutes artists.

Dragon heart champagne flutes with Austrian crystals

Dragon heart clear champagne glasses with Austrian crystals. You may choose the color of the crystal eyes and the crystals in the rocks on each base.

Clear wine glasses with Arthur and Guinevere stems, Austrian crystals, and 23k gold accents

Clear toasting glasses with Arthur and Guinevere stems, Austrian crystal accents, and 23K gold embellishments. The detail work on her dress and his cape is outstanding. His cape has a dragon engraved on the back.

Celtic clear toasting glasses with knotwork heart stems

Celtic clear champagne flutes with knotwork heart stems. This is a very heavy, substantial pair of toasting glasses. Like all of our heart shaped pairs, they are comfortable to hold when separated in your hands.

Clear champagne glasses with 23k plated roses and a heart shape

Clear toasting flutes with 23k plated roses on pewter rose vine stems in a heart shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clear

Celtic wine glass or communion glass in clear

Celtic clear communion glass or wine glass. Celtic knotwork embellishes these very solid stems. Please note these are sold individually, so order two for a pair.

Clear toasting flutes with dragon wing heart stems

Clear champagne flutes with dragon wing heart stems. You may choose the color of Austrian crystal eyes and matching crystals in the rock bases.

Clear toasting flutes with Celtic heart stems

Clear champagne glasses with Celtic knotwork embellished stems

Blue Toasting Flutes / Champagne Glasses

Our handmade toasting flutes are offered with five colors of glasses, including two shades of blue: royal blue and sapphire blue – a light pastel or powder blue.
The artist from the foundry creates each base by sculpting an original wax sculpture. From that, a mold is made, and then each piece is cast from that mold. Sparkling Austrian crystals are hand-applied to most of the designs, and then the glass flutes or wine goblets are added. Your children will cherish these heirloom quality pieces, when you hand them down. And you never need to worry about breakage, as we can replace the glasses for $25 each (2018 pricing), including shipping and handling, once you have sent them back to the foundry. Please contact us if your glass breaks. 

Here they are in glorious blues!

Sapphire blue toasting glasses with Celtic heart stems

Celtic sapphire blue champagne glasses form a heart when at rest and are comfortable to hold when separated in your hands

Girl-boy blue champagne glasses with fairies in a heart shape

Girl-boy royal blue champagne flutes with fairies forming a heart shape embellished with Austrian crystals.

Blue toasting glasses with peacock stems and Austrian crystals

Sapphire blue champagne glasses with peacock stems embellished with Austrian Crystal hearts and rounds.

Dragon wing heart champagne flutes with Austrian crystals

Royal blue dragon wing heart champagne glasses with Austrian crystal eyes and Austrian crystals among the rocks at the bases.

Arthur and Guinevere sapphire blue toasting glasses in pewter with 23k gold and austrian crystal trim

Sapphire blue toasting glasses are held by Arthur and Guinevere in pewter. Her roses and his sword are embellished with 23k gold, and Austrian crystals adorn their crowns and the sword.

Sapphire blue dragon heart toasting glasses

Dragon heart champagne flutes in sapphire blue with Austrian crystal accents for eyes and among the rocks at the bases.

Royal blue wine glass or communion goblet with Celtic knotwork stem

Royal blue communion glass or wine glass with pewter bases encrusted with Celtic knotwork. These are sold individually, so please order two for a pair.

Blue champagne glasses with fairies in a heart shape

Blue toasting glasses with fairies in a heart shape when at rest and comfortable in your hand when separated. Each fairy is studded with Austrian crystal. This pair is boy-girl, and same gender pairs are available.

Royal blue champagne flutes with Celtic bases

Royal blue toasting glasses with Celtic knotwork on each drink-safe pewter base. Though you do not drink from the base, it is important to note that this pewter is lead-free, so it is safe to handle.

Blue champagne glasses are held by winged dragons in pewter forming a heart when at rest

Sapphire blue toasting flutes held by winged dragons in pewter with Austrian crystal eyes and crystal touches in the rocks. They  form a heart when at rest and are comfortable to hold when separated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puzzle Engagement Rings with Your Choice of Diamond or Colored Gemstone

We make every single puzzle ring individually to order. No taking rings off a shelf to send to you! We hand-weave the puzzle ring, we hand-select the stone, and we hand-set the stone so that you will have the most uniquely beautiful engagement ring you could possibly imagine.

Choose a half carat round diamond, as shown below, in the Athena style, which features a sturdy, six-prong diamond setting on a four band 14K yellow gold puzzle ring.  

Athena four piece puzzle ring with half carat round diamond and 14k yellow gold

Half-carat diamond four band puzzle ring in medium-heavy weight and 14K yellow gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or choose a diamond or moissanite as large as you wish. Shown here is a 1.8CT round moissanite also in the Athena style. 
It’s an 8mm stone. You may select a colored gemstone, if you prefer.

four band puzzle ring with two carat moissanite in 14k yellow gold with open weave

Round moissanite puzzle engagement ring in 14K yellow gold and open weave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there is the Avalon style, which features a medium-low, chunky setting, also on a four band or a six band puzzle ring – your choice!

Our puzzle rings are named for the very setting that holds the stone. By setting, I mean what is sometimes referred to as a “head.” The Avalon setting can hold a princess-cut or a round stone. Notice how the setting looks a bit like a lotus flower when set with a round stone. So a medium-weight puzzle ring may be a Guinevere, an Athena, or an Avalon – the puzzle ring is the same, but the head that holds the stone determines the name of the ring. 

4 piece puzzle ring with round brilliant diamond and open weave

An Avalon, four band puzzle ring shown with a one-half carat round brilliant diamond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Avalon puzzle ring with a princess-cut stone. Did you know that colored gemstones are calibrated? This means that each one is cut to a specific size, such as 4mm square, 5mm square, 6mm square. Depending upon the depth of the stone, the carat weight may differ for two stones that have the same length and width. Our medium-weight puzzle rings, shown below, can hold up to a 0.72CT stone. Beyond that, we make the puzzle ring a little or a lot heavier, depending on the carat weight of the stone and your taste.

Avalon puzzle engagement ring with princess cut tsavorite green garnet and palladium

Four band, Avalon puzzle ring with princess cut tsavorite green garnet in palladium. This is a medium weight ring holding a 4.5mm stone.

Six-Band Puzzle Ring with 0.80CT Round Center and Side Diamonds

This just in! A round moissanite center stone of 8/10ths carat is flanked by two five-point accent diamonds on a six-band puzzle ring shown in platinum. We will happily make this ring with a genuine diamond center, colored side stones, or any gemstone of your choosing for the center stone – not to mention the precious metal or metals of your choice. Yes, this is a working puzzle ring, and you can learn to assemble it using our easy instructions. A puzzle ring is a unique engagement ring, and each of our puzzle engagement rings is hand-woven specifically for the very stone, shape, and stone size that you choose. We don’t just take a puzzle ring off the shelf and stick stones on it, as it won’t look right. We hand-weave your puzzle ring for you and your gemstones alone!

Platinum six band puzzle ring with round center moissanite and side diamonds

A six piece Athena Royale puzzle engagement ring bears a large center moissanite (0.80CT) and two side diamonds – all in platinum.

 

The Athena puzzle ring features a six-prong setting for the center stone. Why six? We believe that four prong settings, commonly used for round stones, are not sturdy enough. When a diamond or gemstone sits up off the ring, you can bump it into things, and we think you should be able to wear your puzzle ring worry-free, knowing that you have a sturdy setting that will protect your investment.

Puzzle Rings are Both Fun, Wearable Toys and Sophisticated Wedding and Engagement Rings

Madison four piece puzzle ring in medium weight with tight weave

We offer hand-woven puzzle rings, which are unique in the market, as most puzzle rings are cast from molds. Our puzzle ring maker supplies Crystal Realm exclusively, and we are very proud to showcase his skill in every ring. We offer video instructions, so you can learn to put your puzzle ring together. Then you can amaze your friends with one of the most unique wedding or engagement rings in the world! Then we pair your puzzle engagement ring, if you wish, with a custom fit shadow band or an Irish claddagh band or a Renaissance reproduction poesy ring. 

We offer puzzle rings from 3 to 12 bands (or more if you really want to challenge yourself!) in every metal or combination of metals:
Sterling silver; 14K yellow, rose, or white gold; four colors of 14K gold: white, yellow, rose, green; palladium, and platinum.Princess cut blue diamond on Guinevere four band puzzle ring

We also offer almost any gemstone you may want: genuine diamonds, lab-created diamonds, and genuine and
lab-created colored gemstones from amethyst to zircon. For shapes, we only offer marquise, princess cut (square) or round stones, though, because we like to use “bullet-proof” settings. We don’t want your stone falling out. Our Guinevere, Avalon, and Athena rings bear stone settings that do not tend to get bent prongs or lose stones. At right is a Guinevere puzzle ring with a one-half carat blue diamond.

 

 

marquise aquamarine 4 piece puzzle ring in your choice of precious metalsOur marquise setting is a tad trickier, because it has pointed ends, and it holds the stone up off the ring. This means, it can get caught on things. So once in a long while, a customer will have a bent prong. Or even more occasionally, a stone will be lost. We recommend always insuring your puzzle ring, and we also recommend that you select one of our more bullet-proof settings. But if you are like me (Mandira), you will insist that the marquise is the only one for you, and you will be as careful as possible when you wear it. Why do I give you this information? Because we are into full disclosure and transparency, and we want you to be able to make the most educated decision possible when you choose an engagement ring. 

 

 

Cambridge four piece puzzle ring in ultra heavy weight

A Cambridge four band puzzle ring in ultra-heavy weight is shown in 14k white gold. Notice the slightly elongated look to this puzzle ring – it is a hand-woven ring like our other puzzle rings, but it has this special look.

Ten piece puzzle ring

A three-quarter view of a ten band puzzle ring shown in 14K white gold. You may choose palladium on the same page or contact us for other metals.

Marquise diamond four band puzzle ring

We are best known for our puzzle engagement rings. Here is a four band puzzle ring bearing a marquise diamond. Made of palladium, a naturally white, platinum-family metal, this ring still comes apart and goes back together, even with the stone.

Guinevere royale diamond and emerald puzzle ring with Celtic claddagh wedding band

Guinevere royale four band puzzle ring is
set with a half-carat princess cut diamond
and side emeralds. It’s paired with a
genuine Irish claddagh wedding ring.

 

Guinevere four piece puzzle ring with princess cut tanzanite

Genuine tanzanite four band puzzle ring in palladium. This ring is hand-woven for an original puzzle ring that is exclusive to Crystal Realm, as are all of our rings.

Now for some colored metals.  We have 14k gold puzzle rings in white, yellow, and rose gold; combinations of two colors, and even some in four colors of 14k gold. You can select gold and palladium, gold and platinum, or any combination of gold colors you love.

4 piece puzzle ring in medium weight for women and four colors of 14k gold

Madison four band puzzle ring in four colors 14k
gold, medium weight, and a tight weave

4 piece puzzle ring in 14k rose and white gold and heavy weight

Saratoga four band puzzle ring in heavy weight with two bands of 14k white gold and two of 14k rose gold. It’s in a heavy weight favored by men, and it can be made in various weights, suitable for women or men

 
Four piece puzzle ring with round diamond

Guinevere four band puzzle engagement ring with a round diamond set in 14k white gold against a 14k rose gold puzzle

Four color 4 piece puzzle ring with half carat round diamond and side sapphires

Athena four band puzzle ring with half carat round brilliant diamond and accent sapphire in four colors of 14k gold

Rhodolite garnet Guinevere puzzle engagement ring in 14K yellow gold with Celtic knotwork shadow wedding band

Guinevere puzzle ring with 4mm rhodolite garnet in 14K yellow gold with Celtic shadow wedding band. This is a totally hand-crafted set: the puzzle ring is hand woven, and the shadow band is made from a hand carved wax. Your set will be a one-off original!

4 piece puzzle engagement ring with marquise rainforest topaz

Four band, hand woven women’s puzzle ring with marquise rainforest topaz set in palladium. We love this stone with any metal. The color really pops!

Guinevere royale diamond four band puzzle ring with side sapphires

Guinevere four band puzzle ring with a one-half carat diamond flanked by two five-point sapphire accents. The ring is hand-woven, and it may have an open weave, as shown here, or a standard or tight weave, depending upon how wide you want your ring or what kind of wedding ring you want to wear with it.

Celtic bridal set with a marquise diamond and emerald puzzle ring and a Celtic wedding band

Celtic bridal set with a marquise diamond and emerald puzzle ring and Celtic wedding band. We pair lots of our rings with shadow bands that mate with the puzzle ring perfectly. This set is shown in 14k rose gold and palladium.