Custom Piece Of The Month: Cushion Diamond Ring

This month we would like to introduce you to our feature couple, Tessa and Jason. A getaway to McLaren Vale led to a surprise romantic proposal with fairy lights and champagne. Jason proposed to Tessa with a custom Cushion engagement ring.

Inspired by our Bridal Capsule Collection, Cassandra designed a 18ct rose gold colourless Cushion diamond ring.

The Cushion cut is both feminine and trendy. It's perfect for someone who wants a soft look with a lot of sparkle.

The exquisite ring features a basket style setting surrounded by bead set diamond halo with a fancy milgrain edge.

We caught up with Tessa as she spills the details of her engagement and her ring design process.



Share with us your engagement story. 

It was just before Easter, my partner had planned a McLaren Vale wine tasting trip with a night away in a scenic Kangarilla house sitting on top of the gully.

I was clueless to his ulterior motives.

After a beautiful day of driving through McLaren Vale tasting some delicious wines, we decided to head to the accommodation to drop our things off before getting ready for dinner.

My partner let me enter the house first and I was a little perplexed to see fairy lights leading from the garage door to the living area of the house.

My partner was right behind me the whole way as we followed the lights, I should also state I still had no idea what was going on.

As the corridor ended in the living room the lights veered left along the ground, up the kitchen table leg and wrapping around the table and through the wooden letters spelling out


"Will you marry me?".


I finally knew what was going on. I turned around and there he was standing behind me with a smile on his face and a wedding ring in his hand. I threw my arms around him and said yes!



What drew you to Cassandra Mamone for the design of your engagement piece?  

Knowing Cassie as a personal friend I knew the experience of choosing and designing a ring would be fun, professional and relaxed.

I knew Cassie would listen to my ideas and concerns and help guide me to the beautiful ring that I've chosen. 



Tell us all the details of your ring, what was the process like for you, what are your favourite aspects of the piece? 

I wanted a classic and timeless ring with a contemporary twist.

Knowing Cassie and the work she has done before I knew I was in safe hands.

Cassie knew straight away that rose gold would suit me.  I was unsure at first but after trying other options on, it was clear she was right from the beginning.

The rest of the ring was a collaboration of ideas and trying different rings on.

I fell in love with the final concept, a delicate low profile ring showcasing the depth of the main cushion cut diamond with an open frame underneath.

The main diamond was enhanced with a halo of diamonds and finished off with a milgrain edge. After deciding on the ring, and seeing the final product I couldn't be happier with how it all went.

Do you have any wedding plans yet?

We have just chosen the date and location.

We are getting married at the beautiful Jura House estate in Woodside.

It will be a small intimate wedding.





Tessa wears custom Cushion Diamond ring 







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💕  The CM Team