Tension Rings

THE HISTORY

In 1979 Walter Wittek set out to create a unique form of setting a diamond – abandoning the setting altogether.  The result, the Niessing Tension Ring, laid a milestone for modern jewellery design.

This revolutionary idea uses the tension in the metal to clasp the diamond in place: an elaborate artistic and creative process that requires patience, concentration, mastery of the material and the most detailed precision.

The original tension ring is now a legally approved artwork and a copyrighted piece of jewellery.

 

THE STYLES

Three decades later and Niessing continue to push the boundaries of modern jewellery design.  The tension ring has now been developed into a number of beautiful designs, each one showing the diamond off at its best and a masterpiece of goldsmithing techniques.

  • Flat-Tension-Ring

    flat tension set ring

    3,450

      Edgy ‘Flat Tension Ring’   Matt finish 18ct white gold with 0.22ct round brilliant cut diamond, F colour, VS1…

  • Halfround

    Half-round Tension Set Ring

    Platinum half-round tension set engagement ring with round brilliant cut diamond

  • Highend tension set engagement ring

    highend tension set ring

    18ct yellow gold tension set engagement ring with round brilliant cut diamond

  • Highend tension set engagement ring

    highend tension set ring

    Platinum high-end tension set engagement ring with round brilliant cut diamond

  • Tension Set Engagement RingNarcissus Tension Ring

    narcissus tension set ring

    3,450

      Elegant and sophisticated 'Narcissus Tension Ring'.   Satin finish 18ct yellow gold with 0.17ct round brilliant cut diamond, F…

  • Open-end gold tension set engagement ringOpen-end tension set engagement ring

    open-end tension set ring

    8,000

      Modern and sophisticated 'Open-End Tension Ring’.   Satin finish 18ct yellow gold with 0.70ct round brilliant cut diamond, F…

  • Tension Set Engagement Ring

    Tapered Tension Set Ring

    5,275

      Beautifully Bold ‘Tapered Tension Ring’   Satin finish 18ct white gold with 0.50ct round brilliant cut diamond, F colour,…

CHOOSING A TENSION RING

Each Niessing tension ring can be individually tailored to you.  You select the style, the metal, the finish and the size of its stone and the ring is specially created for you.

The details and prices for the images above are just a small selection of the rings available.  Call and see us to try these beautiful rings and discuss your preferences.

THE BIG QUESTION

Is the diamond secure?!

Yes!  Niessing tension rings like all diamond rings require care and maintenance.  We request that you return your ring to us every two years to be checked and refinished by Niessing – provided this is done and your ring does not receive any hard knocks/falls your diamond will remain securely in the ring.

If your ring suffers any hard knocks or bangs please return it to us immediately so that the setting can be checked.  This applies to all diamond rings, not just Niessing tension rings.

VIEW A TENSION RING BEING MADE

Tension Ring Cast

View a video on how the Tension Ring is made