Sunday, March 1, 2009

Vintage Value Venture - Making A Statement

British blogger Ladies Who Lunch posted on the Statement Ring as seen at this year's Academy Awards.

First, we had Marion Cotillard's wing shaped ring from Chopard

Then, Angelina Jolie's Rock of Gibraltar sized emerald ring by Lorraine Schwartz

LWL adds this ring to the mix, The "Marie Antoinette" amethyst and tsavorite ring by the irrepressible jewelry designer, fashionista and blogger Wendy B.
A serious statement it is....especially the Versailles sized price of $12,500.
I'd like to add my pick for a Statement Ring.

Priced....a very reasonable $1500






Here are the details:
Liven up your look with this fabulous bejeweled estate cocktail ring in refreshing citrus shades of lemony yellow and deep lime green. Crafted in high polish yellow gold in a domed shape, this estate ring features a lush step cut forest green tourmaline at center, bezel set in yellow gold and surrounded by a glittering thicket of vivid deep yellow pave sapphires. For a special touch, the inside of the band features lovely gold openwork hearts surrounding a center heart covered in pave diamonds. The attention to detail on this vintage gemstone ring is remarkable. It is sized approximately 6 ¾.
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Gemstone Weight: Tourmaline = 4.00 carats,
Orange/Yellow Sapphires = 3.00 carats
Design Period: Contemporary
Circa: 1995


Note the attention to detail on the inside of the ring with the gold openwork in a heart design, highlighted by a diamond pavé heart in the center.

Most definitely Red Carpet worthy.
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6 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Great googly moogly, that's a gorgeous piece! $1500, seriously?? What size is it?

(Heh, word verification is 'affor')

Belle de Ville said...

Pseu...it's your size of course!

WendyB said...

$12,500 is nothing! You see what Sevan rings go for? There was one in the NYT for $57K. I was like, yay! I'm a bargain.

Belle de Ville said...

Wendy, your ring is priced correctly for a brand new designer piece at retail.
Beladora is estate so the prices reflect that the jewelry is pre-owned. Also, because Beladora isn't a retail store, expenses are kept low and that reflects in lower prices.
And who's buying $57K Sevan rings anyway. If I had that much to spend I'd be buying VCA or Cartier Art Deco.

Belle de Ville said...

Wendy, your ring is priced correctly for a brand new designer piece at retail.
Beladora is estate so the prices reflect that the jewelry is pre-owned. Also, because Beladora isn't a retail store, expenses are kept low and that reflects in lower prices.
And who's buying $57K Sevan rings anyway. If I had that much to spend I'd be buying VCA or Cartier Art Deco.

WendyB said...

I know, I was just teasing you! Sorry. I think Sevan work is beautiful, but I'm with you -- $57K seems too much, even for a one of a kind. I'm trying to remember if there was a very large diamond in it, but I can't -- all I remember is thinking, "Ooh, maybe I'll pick up some bargain hunters!"

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