The Ring

Designed with originality and distinction in mind.  In a moment of inspiration and passion for his craft, award-winning designer Ian Douglas created a sensuous ring which forms an elegant connection between the diamond and the hand. Secured within a stunning wave of pure platinum, an exquisite brilliant cut diamond.

This diamond ring won a Bronze Award in the 2012 Best Awards in the Product Design Category.

The Stellad ring has been described by one client as the most sensuous thing she has ever worn.

Ian Douglas is a Wellington-based, award-winning designer of stunning, top-quality, internationally sought after jewellery. He has over 30 years experience and has earned a reputation for discrete service and outstanding work.

View a short video of the stunning Stellad Sirius Star Diamond Ring.

The Diamond 


Named after the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius Star® features greater scintillation and increased light return, improved brilliance and higher visual appeal than other round brilliants. 

This 3.278 carat diamond has been cut with 100 facets – far out-shining the 58 facets round diamonds are usually cut to. It is a triple ideal cut with stunning E colour, and VS1 clarity. 

Master Diamond Cutter, Mike Botha, personally selected the diamond rough, saw the beauty in it, and set about designing the perfect cut for it.

An internationally acclaimed master diamond cutter with an impressive history spanning more than four decades in the profession, Mike's accolades include cutting Canada’s largest diamond. Mike himself developed the design for the unique cut of the patented Sirius Star® diamond.

The Collaboration 

Featuring a stunning 3.278 carat Sirius Star® 100 diamond skillfully tension set into the award-winning Stellad designer ring.

Through their many conversations and sharing of stories of delighted clients, Ian and Mike formed a strong business relationship born out of their shared passion for top quality design,and strong ethical standards. Both men care deeply about the provenance – and the outstanding beauty – of the unique cut Sirius Star® Canadian diamond. Over many conversations, sharing of stories and ideas, Mike and Ian have collaborated to bring to New Zealand this impressive Sirius Star® 100 facet diamond and set it into the award-winning stunning modern sculpture – the Stellad ring.

The Opportunity

Inspired will arrange for the buyer to speak personally with both Mike Botha and Ian Douglas.


Every piece of jewellery carries a history; a story. Speaking directly to Mike about the provenance of this significant diamond will give you a unique perspective – adding that much more meaning to the stunning Sirius Star Stellad ring. Take the opportunity to speak with Mike Botha himself via Skype, or in person if choosing to travel to Canada. 

Inspired is one of only four places in the world outside of North America chosen to work directly with Mike and his team to bring Sirius Star® diamonds to the extraordinary designs of award-winning design Ian Douglas. An ideal opportunity to learn more about what makes this ring so exceptional.