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Jewel of the day: Tom Wood Patriot Topaz Ring

The label Tom Wood is actually the creation of Norwegian designer Mona Jansen. This ring is available for sale on a Japanese web site and it’s rather short on descriptive details. The title indicate that it is topaz, but I’m not 100% sure of that. (Wood’s own site says the stone is spinel and sterling silver).

This sells for ¥ 74,520(tax included).



Jewel of the day: Dani Barbe Ruby, Garnet and Spinel Pendant

Dani Barbe makes delicate looking jewelry with an array of colourful stones. This piece is 14 gold plated with raw ruby, garnet and spinel stones. As she notes, it’s nice on its own or can be worn layered. The chain is gold plated and is 16 inches with a 4 inch extension. The bar measures 25mm x 3.5mm.

There are other colour combinations in this design, which sells for USD$88.

Jewel of the day: 16th Century Spinel Ring

1st Dibs has become the home of some interesting and rare items, posted by dealers all over the world. This renaissance ring features a spinel diamonds. The seller, Lond0n-based Berganza, notes, “Renaissance spinel and diamond ring. An impressive 16th century ring, set with a rectangular table cut natural unenhanced spinel in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 1.50 carats, further set with two square table cut diamonds in closed back cutdown settings with a combined approximate weight of 0.30 carats, to a raised box shaped central collet with fine scalloped double arches and pelleted border to base, triangular decoration to the underside and flanked by ornate carved shoulders with scrolling flourishes, all with traces of red, yellow and white enamel intact, and leading through to a solid tapering D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 11g in weight, circa 1550 AD, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence analysis report stating the composition of the metal. The term ‘ruby’ in the Medieval and Renaissance periods encompassed a number of red stones, including garnet and spinel. These red gemstones were highly valued for their magical qualities and were believed to protect the wearer from dangers such as the loss of land and rank or status and were valued for these talismanic powers as well as for their colour and beauty.”

This sells for USD$48,871.39.

16th Century spinel ring

Jewel of the day: Graziela Gems Blaike’s Double Infinity Ring

The figure 8 representing infinity is a (fittingly) eternally popular symbol. And double rings are seen as hip and edgy. Pair them and you have this exemplar in sterling silver and natural zircons (not to be confused with cubic zirconia).

By Graziela Gems, this double infinity ring is apparently a celeb fave, worn by Jessica Alba, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Bethenny Frankel. If you need this for your own red carpet moment, it is USD $460. It also comes with black spinel stones, and with zircons in gold plated sterling.

Graziela Gems infinity ring

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