Put A Ring On It
By Jessica Mehalic Lucas
Found: the perfect finishing touch. When it comes to accessorizing, let your hands do the talking as a covetable selection of statement rings await in fine jewelry boutiques. From brilliant oversized stones to intricate precious metal designs, these are stunning pieces to show off day or night.
Bulgari has updated its iconic collection, inspired by Rome’s Colosseum, in a collaboration with late great architect Zaha Hadid. “Bulgari stands for vision both in design and in jewelry,” says Boris Barboni, Bulgari Global Marketing Director, Jewelry Business Unit. “As Zaha Hadid is synonymous with ‘vision’ in architecture, given her absolutely unique buildings, it was only natural to choose someone like her for such a collaboration, especially for a ring so important in the design world such as B.zero1.”
Van Cleef & Arpels knows how to bring on spring. In conjunction with the new season, the French jeweler has added nine original creations to its 1920s-inspired Frivole collection featuring flowers with a heart-shaped motif. Airy petals dance on pendants, earrings and this between the finger ring which dazzles with diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold.
Time for a cocktail…that is, the ultimate cocktail ring. Chopard’s magnificent masterpiece features a 40-carat electric blue-green Paraiba tourmaline encircled by 8.8 carats of diamond lace. This breathtaking, limited edition creation is set in 18-carat white gold.
Fiercely feminine with an edgy urban spirit. Fronted by Lady Gaga, Tiffany & Co’s. new HardWear collection is inspired by a unisex design from 1971 and pays tribute to the powerful modern woman. The bold precious metal designs include link necklaces, wrap bracelets and triple drop earrings—all designed to be lightweight and easy to wear. This bead dangle ring, available in 18-karat yellow gold and sterling silver, makes a rebellious everyday statement.
Colored diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Harry Winston’s yellow diamond radiant solitaire ring is set in platinum and makes for a stunning engagement ring…or “just because” token of affection.
Buccellati’s Macri collection highlights the wavy rigato effect, achieved by handmade engraving. This unique Macri AB Eternelle Ring is designed in black gold, a diamond-like carbon coating on white gold, embellished with white gold bezels set with diamonds. The Milanese high jewelry house also offers a white and yellow gold version of the spectacular showpiece.
Graff takes stargazing to a whole other level. The magic of the night sky is the inspiration behind the Infinity collection, featuring carefully choreographed diamonds and precious gemstones wrapped in white gold. At 12.4 carats, this round diamond Infinity ring rivals any constellation.
David Yurman’s Continuance Collection puts a twist on the signature cable motif with strands of gold and silver that loop and curve in lyrical expressions. “Sculpture on the body” is how David’s wife Sybil describes the designs, meticulously engineered to fall perfectly on the body. This 18-karat yellow gold ring is sprinkled with pavé diamonds.