From day one, the Lady Captain’s Ring was an instant hit. It is a ring which possesses mystic appeal. There is just something about the double-horizontal double-vertical design that simply appeals. The design is low-profile, comfortable, wearable…flows with the hand…it’s completely natural.
“I Want to Wear My Ring All the Time”
Women told us what they wanted: a diamond ring which could be worn all the time and yet was both feminine and beautiful. We listened and created an entire collection of contemporary designs which are low profile, durable, and comfortable. These exclusive designs were created to be worn 24 hours a day*, 365 days a year, during the widest range of activities. Ideal for today’s active lifestyles.
Each ring in this lifestyle collection features a full platinum rim to protect the entire outer perimeter of your diamond. Made with Cross’s finest cut diamond or can be set with your own family heirloom diamond. Available in your choice of 14K gold or all platinum.
“I looked around at my local jewelers
and couldn’t find anything like this ring”
People tell us they’ve looked at all their local jewelers and can’t find anything like our designs. They drive from Massachusetts and New York, fly in from Dallas, Texas to Maine just to come and see our active lifestyle rings. We’ve even had people fly into Portland and fly back home the same day, just to be able to get the perfect ring.
We also hear stories from customers saying they showed a picture of one of our designs to a local jeweler and had them make a similar style. A few months or years later they come to us saying they don’t like the copy. They want the original because they want it done right.
We know how challenging it is to reproduce something from a picture. When customers come to us with an image of a design made by someone else, our first recommendation is to work with the original maker. The human eye is highly sensitive. The difference between just right and wrong can be the width of a human hair. Subtleties are important. If you like a design, stay with the original craftsman. Over twenty-five years we’ve perfected low-set, low-profile, practical, wearable, durable bezel-set diamond ring designs.
We worked for years on getting our Active Lifestyle Designs just right. Subtleties like band weight, proportion, and diamond security have evolved into the definitive collection of low profile, comfortable, everyday wear diamond rings. The expertise of the diamond setter is crucial to putting it all together and make sure everything about the ring is ready to be loved, worn and enjoyed for a lifetime.
Our diamond setters are instructed to take the full measure of time to ensure each job is properly completed. When setting a diamond they use a 20x power microscope. Working under this level of magnification means the finished ring is the most secure and beautiful it can possibly be.
A Little Platinum Goes a Long Way
When made in yellow gold, the halo of metal surrounding the diamond is platinum. Platinum is the most enduring of the precious metals so this engineering detail makes for a longer lasting, more secure diamond ring.
The whiteness of the platinum also compliments the whiteness of the diamond and in doing so makes your diamond look larger than its actual size. In a full platinum bezel a half-carat diamond looks like a 3/4 carat diamond.
Comfort Contour Fit
As we craft rings for our Active Lifestyle Collection comfort is an essential component. Every Lady Captain’s ring has a smooth slightly rounded interior edge for an extra measure of all-day comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you lose sparkle by surrounding and setting the diamond down into a bezel? This is the question we are asked most often. A diamond cut to the highest standards is just as brilliant set in a bezel as it is in a prong-style set high off the finger. The secret to diamond brilliance is how well the diamond is cut and our diamonds are cut to achieve maximum brilliance.
Can I get the ring in 18K gold? While its possible to make in 18K gold we’ve chosen 14K gold for its hardness and durability. Because these rings are made to be worn and enjoyed during the widest range of activities, the harder 14K gold is the superior choice.
What if I get the ring and don’t like it? Buying a diamond ring is an important purchase and we understand that buying something over the phone or online without seeing it can give pause. Get the ring and if for any reason it’s not quite right you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.*
*exclusions may exist on diamonds larger than 1carat, or diamond quality grades that we do not regularly stock.
The Cross Guarantee
Prompt free delivery is offered on all purchases shipped to mailing addresses within the United States.
Purchases under $1,000 are shipped free FedEx (please allow 4 business days for delivery). Upgraded to expedited delivery for $20.
Purchases over $1,000 are shipped free overnight. A signature is required on delivery.
Need a delivery to arrive on a specific day? Ask, we can arrange that. Would it be more convenient to deliver to your business address or directly to the recipient? We can do that too.
By providing us your e-mail address, you will receive tracking information on the progress of your delivery once it is shipped.
Orders Under $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx to arrive within 4 business days. Upgrade to overnight for $20.
Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
Any purchases you make in January or February 2021 we are extending our Cross return date to the first day of spring, March 20, 2021, or 30 days beyond your purchase date, whichever is longer.