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Jewel of the day: Little H Tahitian Pearl, Ruby and Gold Ring

I love the idea of hollowing out a pearl to put something equally precious inside, in this case, ruby crystals. By Los Angeles-based Little H, they describe this as, “A 14k yellow gold and carved Tahitian keshi pearl ring from Little h is filled with glittering rubies totaling 0.55 carats; a lovely take on a classic solitaire ring.”

This sells for USD$1,375.

Jewel of the day: Afew Jewels Boca Ring

Spain-based Afew Jewels explains this piece as, “18K rose gold with pink ruby and white diamonds 0.20 ctw. They come together. Closer and closer as they approach the moment, their moment. And then it happens: The kiss that created a dynasty.”

This sells for £1,340.

Jewel of the day: Claudio Pino Nymphes de la Mer Ring

This striking ring, made by Montreal-based Claudio Pino with 14k yellow gold, diamonds and a ruby, is a one-of-a-kind piece.

About the artist: “Claudio Pino is a jewelry designer and goldsmith world-renowned for his astonishing sculptural and kinetic rings. Since earning his Professional Jewelers’ Diploma from l’École des métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal, Canada in 1995, he has been exclusively dedicated to the fabrication of one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary jewelry. In 2011, with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, he pursued a master’s degree in the study of platinum at Holt Academy Jewellery in London England, as well as received intensive individual training from Master Jurgen J. Maerz, former director of Technical Education for Platinum Guild International, USA. He also completed a professional training about stone faceting at the Ashton Gemstones Studio in California.

Pino’s unique pieces of art has received numerous awards including The 2009 Steele Trophy for the best design in Canada from the Metal Arts Guild of Canada; The 2013 Israel Pearl Contest – Unity 2nd place; The 2011 National Award, Larger than Life, Metal Arts Guild of Canada, and the 2005 Special Prize of Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea. Moreover, several of his kinetic pieces were choose to appear in the famous movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

His collections have been presented around the world. During the creative process, I never forget that someone will be wearing the ring. Therefore, rings first need to be very comfortable and belong to the hand. My rings come alive only when they find their owners.”

Jewel of the day: Blue Nile Petite Ruby and Diamond Huggie Earrings

These pretty, sparkly earrings by Blue Nile truly do hug the ear lobe, but the rubies give enough colour that they don’t simply fade away due to their smaller size.

A half-inch in diameter, you can also opt for blue or pink sapphires or emeralds set in 14k white gold, and the price makes it easier to buy more than one: USD$495. So if you bought your mother an appliance for Mother’s Day today, (whomp, whomp, whomp) unless she asked for that, they ship expedited if amends need to be made.

Jewel of the day: Diamond and Ruby Platinum Necklace Tiara

Tiaras were often mounted on frames so that they could be disassembled and worn as a necklace or clips for less formal occasions. This piece is for sale on Etsy by seller My Vintage Diamond Ring. The shop owner notes, “Diamond Tiara/Collar (51carats), Antique- Ruby, natural pearl tiara and collar in Platinum~A piece of history from another era! It looks equally good as a Tiara or Collar. It is in the Art Nouveau style of the day, 1900 to 1910. Perhaps you have an appointment with the Queen and don’t know what to wear? Perhaps you live in Dallas and go to big charity events-this will blow the other women out of their frosted tips! The tiara sports a 4.08ct European Cut J-K color and SI1 to 2 clarity. There are two European cut pear shapes weighing .75ct apiece, 1.50cts as a pair. All together, including the 4.08ct and the 1.50cts pear shapes, the diamond total is a whopping 50.91cts. There are 84 Natural Pearls, see GIA Report. The Tiara weighs 238 grams of Platinum or 8.41 oz. The very front of the Tiara measures 3 1/2 inches, the sides measure 2 1/4 inches. It comes with a gold frame to sit upon which is not pictured. ”

This sells for USD$110,000.

Jewel of the day: Ziva Jewels Emerald Necklace

This pretty necklace by Ziva Jewels showcases an emerald cut emerald surrounded by diamonds.

It features a 3/4 carat emerald cut emerald (6 x 4 mm) and 0.20 carat diamonds (G/SI1 quality) set in 14k white gold. The necklace measures 1/2″ across and sells for USD$3,495. The design is also available in ruby for $3,069 and sapphire for $2,850.

Ziva Emerald Necklace

 

Jewel of the day: Dover Jewelry Vintage French Diamond and Ruby Bypass Ring

I really like the bypass, double stone ring; I think it’s charming and can accommodate larger stones without overwhelming the hand. This example, from Dover Jewelry, is set with a diamond and ruby; Dover describes it this way: This classically distinct engagement ring with an EGL certified round brilliant diamond and a vis-a-vis juxtaposed round faceted ruby (a design referred to in France with the romantic term ‘toi et moi’ is of French provenance, crafted in a combination of 18K yellow and white gold and weighs 6.2 grams. The EGL certified diamond measures 7.56 x 7.47 x 4.76 mm, weighs 1.66 cts and is graded H color and VS1 clarity. The round-faceted ruby weighs 2.00ct. Sensually curved shoulders rendered in white and yellow gold merge into a sleek and sizable shank. The ring bears inside the shank the French Hallmark and Mark of Assay and the ring is in pristine condition.”

Its sells for USD$16,999.

Vintage French Diamond Ruby Bypass Ring

 

Jewel of the day: Earthly Adornments’ Carved Aquamarine and Ruby Bead Necklace

This lovely piece from Earthly Adornments is made of vintage carved aquamarine beads spaced with ruby beads, and closed with a 14k yellow gold clasp.

The site notes, “This necklace features 41.5 carats of fancy natural hand carved aquamarine beads, 31 beads in all , slightly graduated, ranging in size from 18x10x6mm to 14x8x6mm. Natural 4mm Mysore ruby beads in groups of two provide spacers in between the aquamarine. All of these beads were imported from India in the 1970’s and are very fine. The aquamarines are a pale sea blue. Aquamarine, so called for its sea blue color is often treated with radiation to increase and intensify the color to a more intense synthetic blue. These beads have not been treated and retain their water blue color. Each bead is hand carved and therefore slightly different in size and shape from its neighbor. 14k gold pearl clasp. 27 inches long.”

It sells for USD$990.

Earthly Adornments Aquamarine and Ruby Necklace

Jewel of the day: Smith & Harris Ruby and Sapphire Engagement Ring

I have a fascination for the marquise/eye shape in jewellery and I love how the mount of this ring flows so beautifully from the shank, and how lovely the stones look.

It is a custom piece by London jewellers Smith & Harris, aka Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris. You can read more about them here. In addition to jewellery, they also do large and small metal works.

Smith + Harris engagement ring

Jewel of the day: The Hollywood Collection Marlene Dietrich Inspired Ring

The Hollywood Collection has been around for a fairly long time now, and initially began by offering reproductions of jewellery worn by celebs (mostly in the golden age of Hollywood) in cubic zirconia and sterling silver.

This ring is noted as being part of their Marlene Dietrich collection, though I don’t see any attribution to one of her films or to her personal life. Dietrich had a fabulous collection of fine jewellery she wore to premieres, red carpets and just because. Trashy starlets of today, take note.

Regardless, this ring is quite pretty and wearable. It features a 3 carat oval simulated ruby surrounded by round cubic zirconia stones, set in rhodium plated sterling silver. It sells for USD $75.

Marlene Dietrich ruby inspired ring

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