IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Antique Gold Fox Ring

Can’t say I’ve ever really had a thing for foxes, but this ring is so darned cute. The band is 18k yellow gold and the fox head tests at 9-10k gold. This “marriage” was created by combining the fox head from a stick pin onto an antique wedding band. It’s fun way of getting use out of something not often worn these days though there are a lot of stickpin collectors.

This sells for USD$498 from Etsy vendor Franziska.

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Jewel of the day: Cabochon Burma Sapphire Emerald Platinum Ring

1st Dibs has a new policy where they hide the name of the seller. My guess is that this is to prevent buyers from going off the platform as this way the item can likely be had for less than the 1st Dibs stated price (given their markup). However, my preference would always be to know the name of the individual reseller so that I can research them to my satisfaction. So, a big boo to you, 1st Dibs.

This ring (offered by a now mystery dealer in NY) is described as “A platinum ring showcasing a cabochon Burmese blue sapphire – non heated- weighing 18.91 cts, sided by two half moon shaped emeralds. Circa 1965.” Its selling price is USD$150,000. For that money, I definitely want to know the name of the seller with whom I’m dealing.

Jewel of the day: Alice Cicolini Chattri Drop Ring

I considered something Christmassy but maybe it’s like carols by this time of the year … over it a little bit?

In any event, this ring by Alice Cicolini is pretty cool and it is in a seasonal red and green. Its focal point is a large green amethyst, and I kind of love the drop rubies hanging from the setting. The ring is set in 18ct yellow gold, set with polished natural Indian ruby, and the aforementioned green amethyst.

Cicolini notes, The Chattri collection echoes the elegant line of Indian palace windows, inspired by a fort palace wedding in the deserts of Rajasthan. This beautiful ring is handmade in London by one of the UK’s finest goldsmiths, and small polished ruby drops add flashes of colour and movement to its light frame.”

This sells for £2,950.00.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

Jewel of the day: Atelier de Montplaisir Antique Sapphire Cabochon Ring

This sapphire ring, offered by Etsy seller Atelier de Montplaisir, is quite the looker. The single stone weighs in at a hefty 23 carats, cut in a cabochon style. It is in an 18k yellow gold setting the seller dates to the mid-eighteenth or early nineteenth century, though it is not hallmarked. It is currently a size 4.75.

It can be yours for USD$25,000.

Jewel of the day: Jasmine Jewelry Shop Black Opal Ring

I will always love opals and Jasmine Jewelry Shop certainly has a tempting array. This ring is a natural black opal, no heat treatment, not a doublet or triplet, set in a 14k yellow gold wire ring setting. This particular ring is available in size 7.75 and sells for CA$346.67.

 

Jewel of the day: Van Cleef & Arpels Snowflake Bandeau Ring

There’s nothing like some chunky bling to brighten up a day. This band by Van Cleef & Arpels features 5.66 carats of white diamonds in a platinum setting. Available from London’s Selfridges, they note, “Snowflakes have dazzled Van Cleef & Arpels since the 1940s, and the Snowflake collection is perhaps the purest distillation yet. This beautiful ring has been interlaced with 116 stones, mimicing the symmetry and precision of snowflakes, one of nature’s most fascinating organic constructions. The resulting piece makes a decadent way to finish off your red carpet outfit, styled with the matching necklace or bracelet.”

This sells for £58,500.

 

Jewel of the day: DeBeers Talisman Signet Ring

I have loved the DeBeers Talisman range since it was introduced nearly 10 years ago. The line features rough cut diamonds mixed with polished stones in both white and yellow/brown. I had passed on this ring for something else about eight years ago and regretted it ever since, but it will soon be mine. Well, once they can order one in my size.

This has about 1.22 carats of white and yellow diamonds set in 18k yellow gold in a shield/signet ring shape. It sells for Cdn$3,300.

Jewel of the day: Masriera of Spain Enamel and Diamond Ring

This ring from Etsy seller Estate Jewelry Mama is indeed a rare and wonderful find. By Barcelona jeweller Masriera, the seller describes it as, “Enamel floral, diamond ring in 18k yellow gold – Masriera of Spain. The total weight of this ring is 4.7 dwt. Size 4.25. 22 – 2.0mm diamonds, 4 – 1.5mm diamonds. Estimated total diamond weight of .75 carats. All diamonds are ideal round brilliant cut, F-G color, VVS1-VS1 clarity. The top of ring measures 25.3×12.3mm/ 1.0 x.48 inches. I did minor enamel restoration on two of the side leaves and a small area on one of the flower petals. This exceptional item is stamped, ‘Masriera 3677-C’. Exceptional like new condition. Masriera, Barcelona Jewelers since 1839, using extensive creative process with designing and crafting their very finest of quality products. This unique item is no longer in production at Masriera and a very hard fine. I’ve only seen one other for sale and it was sold a few years ago when this item was still in production. This ring has been professionally cleaned and is ready for immediate wear.”

This sells for USD$3,000.

Jewel of the day: Baublebar Ivy Everyday Fine Ring

Baublebar is a great go-to for trendy and affordable accessories. They now have (or at least I’d never previously noticed it) a fine jewelry section. This is composed of gold-plated sterling silver pieces. They are fairly minimalist and basic but a cost-effective way of adding items that are likely better quality than basic costume jewelry.

This ring features undulating wire rendered as a wide band. They explain, “Hand-crafted with 18K-gold plated sterling silver, think of it as your all day jewelry foundation (and think of it often). Our Ivy ring is the perfect elevated everyday accent. Neutral enough for anything your day brings, it features unexpected detailing that sets it apart from every other stacking ring in your arsenal. OUR 18K GUARANTEE: The Everyday Fine collection is hand-crafted using 18K gold that stands up to wear, tear, and tarnish better than many wildly expensive brands. What makes us so sure? We “test-wore” the collection for a year; traveled to 9 countries, 186 meetings, and 3 festivals (or was it 4?). All Everyday Fine items come complete with a luxe black pouch for storage to keep your bauble safe from the elements when not in use.”

This sells for USD$52.

Baublebar,

Jewel of the day: Liza Shtromberg Love Being Me Ring

There are many occasions for which a piece of jewelry to celebrate a person’s own style or soul is appropriate. Women have become more comfortable buying their own diamonds and statement pieces. This would make a great gift for yourself, to mark a milestone or recognize personal development, as well as being a lovely gift for someone else.

This ring by Liza Shtromberg has the motto “Love Being Me” engraved around a gold disc set with a diamond. Her site elaborates, ““Love Being Me” is a precious gift that we are born to share with the world, and it is imperative that we cherish ourselves the way those around us do. As we devote our time and attention to the loved ones in our lives, we must also take time to recognize the beauty we bring to the world. 18K Yellow Gold Rose Cut Diamond 0.93 Ct. Available in 18K Yellow, Rose and White Gold and Platinum.”

Price available upon request.

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