Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bittersweets Wedding Bands For Men

I know I never post enough about men. Bittersweet 's just posted on their blog pieces from their men's collections. Named the Cowboy and Gatsby. I love simple mens bands. It just doesn't seem right when a man ring has stones.

Love Birds

Lovebirds ring in 18ct gold and sterling silver vermeil with diamond accents.
This ring can only be bought online form one store in the uk.

This ring reminds me of something I might see in a museum of Etruscan jewelry. Lovely.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Reminds Me Of Christine's Ring from Phantom of the Opera

Yes, I am a big Phantom of the Opera fan. Guilty and dorky pleasure. When I was in high school it was one of my favorite musicals to sing. This weekend I was watching the 2004 movie version and really noticed Christine's ring. So, here's a feature for all the other Phantom fans with rings that are similar to it or Christine also might have liked. This style of ring is considered a ballerina or cluster ring.

megan thorne wood nymph $2,575 and up depending on the center diamond
Victorian sapphire ring, Victorian sapphire diamond ring, Ceylon sapphire diamond ring, sapphire ring, sapphire diamond ring

Victorian Sapphire and Diamond 14k Yellow Gold and Platinum Ring Price: $3,750.00

Estate Princess Cut Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring Solid 18K Gold

Genuine Diamond Engagement Cluster Ring Solid 18K Gold

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bloom Studio Trys Somthing New

One of a Kind - Diamond Slice and Recycled Gold Ring - .33 Carats
A natural golden greenish brown faceted diamond slice has been wrapped in the sunny warmth of 22k gold and is accented with a sweet 2.5mm champagne diamond set. Total diamond weight is .33 carats. The diamonds are then perched atop an 18k hammered 1.5mm thin gold band and the entire piece has been given a modern matte satin finish.

Bloom studio states this as "Rustic elegances." I"ll agree with that. It's nice to see the designer pushing herself to try something different. I think it's a fun and quirky ring.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Perfect & Simple elegance

Old Euro Diamond Solitaire Platinum Engagement $1500.00

40ct Marquise Side Engagement Ring fashioned in 14k white gold. USD $1200.00

Old Euro .25ct Art Deco Two-Toned Ring fashioned in 14k $850.00

Old Euro .40ct Platinum Filigree Ring $1500.00

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1930s Art Deco European Cut Diamond Ring

1930s Art Deco European Cut Diamond Ring, 0.20ct, Platinum
1930s Art Deco European Cut Diamond Ring, 0.20ct, Platinum $890

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Armenta Amethyst Oval Ring

18-karat solid yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver. White diamond insets; 0.128 total carat weight. Black diamond insets; 0.136 total carat weight. Green amethyst center stone; 4.7 total carat weight. $4,390.00

    • Pear Stack Ring: 18-karat yellow gold setting over oxidized sterling silver. Pear-cut white sapphire stone and diamond insets; 0.30 total carat weight. Made in the USA. Marquis Stack Ring: 18-karat yellow gold setting. Marquis white sapphire stone and diamond insets; 0.30 total carat weight. Made in the USA. Marquis Stack Ring: 18-karat yellow gold setting over oxidized sterling silver. Marquis white sapphire stone and diamond insets; 0.30 total carat weight. $ 1,345.00-1690.00

Armenta Diamond & White Sapphire Ring

18-karat yellow gold setting adorned with faceted white sapphire stones and pave diamond insets; 0.25 total carat weight. Made in the US

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Me and Ro Is Ok By Me

ME & Ro - Pave Solitaire $1,340.00

I know Me and Ro is a fair sized operation with four boutique stores and over 100 employees, but I really love their work. Indian and Tibetan styled pieces using Indian diamonds and more. Over the weekend I stopped by their lower Manhattan store and tried on a few pieces. The sales lady was great., and really helpful with a personal style. (I was digging her double one side nose piercing.) I want to post this ring in particular. I've been a fan of this ring since I saw it but I had never gotten a chance to see it in person, until now. The pave on the side was so fine and tiny I was very impressed. I've seen rings online at a couple of places with slightly different pricing, only a difference of a few hundred dollars. It’s a great ring for the price I think. I also tried on a champagne diamond eternity band I wish I had a picture of it to post, but unfortunately Me and Ro don’t have all their pieces online so you just have to go there and look for it.

Monday, March 15, 2010


14k gold large spike stack ring with 2 sides covered with pave diamonds spike is 5mm square (just under ¼")
Cushion Cut Diamond Ring 18k rose gold ring set with cushion cut center diamond and white pave diamond surround. $4,400.00

Friday, March 12, 2010

Victorian wedding bands

19th Century European Cut Diamond Cluster Ring, English, 18K Gold, $875

Victorian wedding bands for men or ladies.
1900s Wedding Band, 14K, Size 10, $225
1890s Decorated Wedding Band, 10K, Size 8, $135
1910s Wedding Band, 14K, Size 7.5, $225
1900s Decorated Wedding Band, 9K, Size 9, $145
1888 Decorated Wedding Band, 18K, Size 7, $295

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Byzantine Carved Wide Band Ring

$750.00 USD

This ring was originally designed with white and yellow reclaimed gold,the original middle stone was a 2 carat diamond with .75 total carats of diamonds on the band. The jewelry decided to redesign the ring to be more affordable using a 2 carat topaz sterling silver, 14K gold vermeil.

Images & Content from adornandcherish
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ancienne Diamond Ring by Elisa Solomon

Each ring will vary depending on the diamonds avaliable. Hand carved in 18k gold with round and rose-cut pear shaped diamonds $2,360.00

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rose Cut Cushion Cut Solitaire

18k rose gold, 0.41 carat diamond 4.5mm x 5.5mm

This ring is a simple design and it lets this uniquely cut diamond really stand out. It reminds me of the diamonds I saw in London in the Crown Jewelers. There were so many rose cut stones. So fantastic! This boxy rose cut is a great alternative cut if you're looking for something unusual and very romantic. A princess cut diamond can be so cliche and I think they look so cold. In theory, I think the princess cut sounds like a great the idea but they don't look right on most hands. The extra cuts on this diamond soften the look and it feels more elegant.

Images & Content from blanca monros gomez
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Emerald Cut White Sapphire Ring

A modern setting for an old fashioned cut. This classic emerald cut white sapphire (6mm x 4mm) is set in a simple half-round band (2mm x 1.35mm), in 14k gold. $385.00

Images & Content from kateszabone
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Green Amethyst Sparkle

Green Amethyst Organic Ring
Recycled Sterling Silver, organic free form shape, 5mm Green Amethyst and dotted the surface with diamond cuts that reflect the light. $80.00

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy London Finds

Recently, I went for a whirlwind trip to London to see 2 wonderful friends, the Tate Modern and Depeche Mode. On a day's outing we stopped at a small market at the Wharf on London's Southbank, between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridge near the Tate Modern. I happened upon the work of Mikala Djorup. Mikala is a Danish born designer whose work is quite modern. She creates very organic handmade settings that present a set stone in a unique way, some having an almost Dr Seuss feel. Her settings protrude up and out presenting the stone on a elegant pedestal. She has many pieces with cognac diamonds and gold. May favorite piece I sadly don't have a close up picture of, so you will have to get the idea from my drawing. It was a cognac diamond emerald cut just under a carat set in white gold or platinum in a 4 prong setting. It is a great example of the up and out setting I mentioned earlier. I liked her solitaire stone pieces more then her stacked tube pieces. But, this is just personal preference.

So, if you're on vacation and have the time or you're a Londoner who read this blog go check her out!

Image are from djorup site and taken by me
Round Brilliant Cut .25ctDiamond Ring centering a round brilliant cut weighing app. .25ct flanked by two single cut diamonds weighing $650.00
Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring centering a foil backed rose cut diamond set in silver finished with a 22k gold band. $1800.00

Image are from Doyle and Doyle site

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Erie Basin Awesome Antique Rings

1930s Five Diamond Ring, Platinum and 18K Gold, English, $350
1890s Gypsy Set Diamond Band, 14K, $275 (sold)
1940s Seven Diamond Platinum Ring, $750
1910s Three Diamond Crossover Ring, 18K + Platinum, English, $290
1890s Coral and Diamond Band, 18K, English, $290
1940s Seven Diamond Platinum Band, $450