Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
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.
8 smaller diamonds around the center diamond in 18k rose gold
Saturday, March 27, 2010
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.
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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
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Sunday, March 7, 2010
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.
Recycled Sterling Silver, organic free form shape, 5mm Green Amethyst and dotted the surface with diamond cuts that reflect the light. $80.00
Friday, March 5, 2010
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!