IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Plukka Bullet Ring

I like the industrial look of this ring, even though it was inspired by a bullet shape. You know, make jewellery, not war. Though designer Plukka says this about it: “Our iconic “Bullet” ring from our “Razor Mittens” collection evokes hardware, both military and industrial. A sharp, modern black rhodium spike juxtaposed against curvaceous lines makes for the sexiest accessory. It matches everything from Chanel to camouflage. Consider it a bulletproof wardrobe staple.”

So hardware more than weaponry. OK. Arming your finger will set you back USD$200. Bang!

Jewel of the day: Bibi van der Velden Baroque Pearl Claw Ring

Yes to pearls. Although being the klutz I am, I know I would probably knock this puppy right out of its setting. However, acknowledging this doesn’t prevent me from coveting it.

By Bibi van der Velden, the ring’s shank is set with diamonds, and the pearl itself is studded with tiny pieces of gold. This sells for €4,830.


Jewel of the day: Atelier Molinari Resile Precieuse Ring

I like the look of wide bands, though I don’t personally find them all that comfortable to wear. Maybe because I don’t have the kind of long, thin fingers they particularly suit. But for someone who does, this is a very pretty ring. By Anna Molinari, the Resile Precieuse ring is a honeycomb design in 18k yellow gold, set with .57 carats of diamonds.

It sells for £1,850 from the designer’s web site.


Jewel of the day: Karen Suen Jadeite and Diamond Ring

Karen Suen does very luxe haute jewellery of the “if you have to ask about price, you can’t afford it” kind. Still, it makes for lovely eye (and arm, and ear and finger and neck) candy.

Shown here is a ring with the following specs: set with fine jadeite 16.16cts, onyx 4.40cts, diamond 6.11cts mounted in 18K white gold.”

You can read more about Suen here … and ask the price if it’s calling to you.


Jewel of the day: Vale Jewelry Lumen Ring

In addition to opals, I am a sucker for rutillated or “tourmalated” quartz. This ring by Vale Jewelry has a lovely stone set east west into a 14k yellow, white or rose gold setting accented by diamonds.

It sells for USD$975.


Jewel of the day: Anueva Jewelry Tanzanite and Diamond Halo Ring

Tanzanites are so pretty and seem to be the poor cousin to blue sapphires in terms of popularity. This lovely ring is by Anueva Jewelry, and features a custom designed ring in a 14k gold setting.

The designer explains, “This tanzanite is so special because it is UNTREATED! Without treatment, it’s true multi-color properties shine! You’ll see both blues and purple tones in this stone, making it totally unique. The tanzanite is also ethically traceable from a reputable source right from the mine in Tanzania, and proceeds of the purchase of the stone go right back to an organization providing services to the communities there. The stone measures 8mm long by 6mm wide and is an elongated cushion cut. The complimentary diamond halo makes the setting 11mm x 8.8mm and sparkles with high grade G color VS white diamonds in 0.20ctw. Perfect for stacking with a wedding or anniversary band, the head of this ring sits above the finger in a contemporary vaulted design, keeping the space below the tanzanite free from metal, allowing a clear view through the stone. The dainty diamond band measures 1.5mm near the head. The ring is a size 6.5 and is resizable with limitations at no charge. Once resized, however, it is non refundable. Please allow an additional week for resizing. ”

This would indeed make a lovely engagement ring, and it sells for a reasonable USD$1,400.


Jewel of the day: Morphe Jewelry Sugar Plum Fairy Ring

I always like featuring Canadian designers. Montreal-based Morphē Jewelry offers delicate handmade pieces, here with a classic ballet theme. The Sugar Plum Fairy ring is described as, “A romantic work of architectural beauty, the Sugar Plum Fairy ring was directly inspired by the beautiful Russian prima ballerina Nina Kaptsova during her performance of the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”. As twinkling and delectably lovely as the dainty sprite herself, dancing from one dew-dropped flower petal to another, this graceful ring is an homage to the delicate filigree of movements in her dance.”

It is made with 14k gold, set with a 2.5mm diamond, 2 natural pearls and 5 natural diamonds (total ct weight approx 0.12ct). It sells for USD$1,020.

A little bit more about this brand: Morphē Jewelry is a fine jewelry brand created and designed by Sofia Ajram in her Montreal studio. Founded in 2015 with the intention of interpreting the beauty and mystique of outer space through the lens of jewelry, Morphē Jewelry aspires to give each piece a background narrative of its own in an enchanting mix of fantasy and luxury. The promise of Morphē Jewelry is to provide unique styles of fine jewelry that will be cherished for generations to come.”


Jewel of the day: Digby and Iona Destiny is Wild Signet Ring

This funky ring is a collaboration between Digby and Iona and artist Matthew Zaremba. It is available in sterling silver or in gold (shown below in silver). The silver ring is USD$160; in gold it is $1,550-1,850.

Digby and Iona is the brainchild of Aaron Ruff. “As a young boy growing up in Maine, Aaron was fascinated with the idea of stumbling upon hidden treasures and unearthing ancient relics. Created in 2006, the “Digby & Iona” namesake stems from a trip to Nova Scotia, taken before the company had ever been established. Feeling a connection with the small province and wanting to maintain a level of anonymity, Ruff chose to name his company after the two quiet seaside towns in Nova Scotia.

The son of a craftsman, Ruff has grown up with a strong sense of artistry and construction. Working as both a carpenter and cabinetmaker, he enrolled at Parsons to study furniture design. After taking a class in jewelry making, Ruff soon discovered his true craft. While enjoying the familiarity and technique of creating furniture, he found a more intimate connection with constructing objects that people could wear and cherish. This connection is distinct in each one of his well-crafted pieces.

Ruff now works out of his Brooklyn studio, creating jewelry inspired by everything from history and literature, to the design of nature and tools of necessity. Ruff also draws from his childhood fantasies of exploration, which lends a playful quality to his work.”


Jewel of the day: Alexandra Jefford Ellipse Ring

I like the use of space in this ring, and the wide open circle where typically a stone or stones would be set. By Alexandra Jefford, this ring is made of 18k pink gold set with pave diamonds. The piece is described as, “A unique ring, featuring an elliptical cycle embellished with diamonds and a random white gold dot speaks of perfection and imperfection, love and individuality. A beautifully handmade jewel that can….”

This sells for €4,250.


Jewel of the day: Brooke Gregson Maya Enamel and Turquoise Ring

Brooke Gregson‘s work is bright, colourful and happy looking. Her bio: Brooke Gregson fine jewellery is known for featuring outstanding natural gemstones. Brooke’s well-developed eye and search for gemstones with special qualities uncovers often overlooked stones with depth of colour and unique characteristics that attract the intuitive wearer.  She hand selects each gemstone for its inherent beauty and soul that evoke an emotional reaction.

Brooke strongly believes the final beauty of each item is a sum of all the passion and strength involved in its creation. It is this relationship between designer and craftsperson that forms the foundation of each piece of Brooke Gregson jewellery making it deeply personal.

In addition to seasonal fine jewellery collections featuring her one-a-kind pieces, Brooke is well known for the Astrology and Planetary Collection that launched her jewellery line in 2004. Inspired by her studies in astronomy, textiles and geology they are still a firm favourite, combining diamond constellations in hand cast textural gold surfaces that mimic the surface of the moon.

Brooke Gregson signature silk woven bracelets and necklaces, first introduced in 2008, form the backbone of Brooke’s layering approach. Using hand woven silk with gold or silver and diamonds or semi-precious gems, these bracelets and necklaces can be worn on their own or in combination with our other fine jewellery pieces. Brooke’s continually evolving designs allow her customers to add to their look over time by combining and layering pieces that best reflect their own personality.

Brooke works from her studios in Notting Hill and Los Angeles and has been making jewellery with the help of master craftsmen since 2004.  Each piece of Brooke Gregson jewellery is hand made in Los Angeles or London with the greatest care and attention to detail.”

This ring is set with a large (3.46 carat) turquoise stone carved into a leaf, set in 18k engraved and enamelled gold. This sells for USD$9,550.00


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