When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to visit a store I’ve been following online for quite some time: the illustrious FD Gallery. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I saw quite the selection of treasures while I was there. Today I want to spotlight one that is just too spectacular to simply post on Instagram and move on from: this magnificent 1950’s marquise cut diamond ring by Sterlé.
Look at it, all crisp angles and whirls of motion. The center stone is a beautiful behemoth: 4.72 carats of impeccably cut marquise-cut beauty. The stone is truly exceptional; it exhibits absolutely no bow-tie effect.
Generally I prefer a fatter marquise, but this sleek one seduced me with its crisp beauty.
My very favorite part – which I love even more than the small marquise stones on the sides and the stunning 4.72 carat center stone – is the perfect, diamond-set ribbonlike design of the shank, culminating in the perfect criss cross on the bottom. This kind of dynamic, static design that feels like it’s in motion is a signature look for Sterlé.
In my other life as a reality TV star/tech billionaire/heiress, I choose this ring. It would probably be one of a rotating wardrobe of rings in that version of my life, but I’m sure it would be a frequent choice in the rotation. Very frequent.
I hope you’ll check out the video of this beauty on my Instagram – it’s really the best way to truly appreciate its design.
What do you think of this Sterlé masterpiece, my dears? Do you love this as passionately as I do?
This glorious masterpiece of a ring is for sale at FD Gallery. If you are so lucky as to purchase it, please let me know so that I can befriend you in order to stare at your ring while we have lunch.
Wish there were a price on it, as it is not posted on the jeweller’s website…
I am not usually a marquise girl, but with the setting, this is quite mesmerizing.
It’s possible that the gorgeous piece has sold, if it’s no longer on FD Gallery’s website. Please let me know if you need help getting in touch with them; I’d be happy to help you track down contact information.
Wendy long says
This’s the ring of my dreams!!!!! marquise cut diamonds have always spoken to me, but this one’s extra special. The design is just sublime!!!! I ADORE it!!!!
I love it too. So perfect!
Josh Gann says
This vintage ring from the 1950’s is a beautiful example of a marquis cut diamond! There are several impressive elements of this design, including the ribbon-like design up the sides of the band. If making a custom ring, examples such as this can provide plenty of inspiration!
I’m glad you like it! I think it’s gorgeous.
There is nothing that can compare to vintage jewelry. They are truly timeless beauty
Stunning! Marquis is never my first choice. And if this ring were in front of me as a “choice,” I would promptly eat my words and choose this beauty!
Such an exceptional piece, isn’t it??
Just. Gorgeous. I’m still recovering from the marquise diamond engagement right frenzy of the ’80s – I can’t tell you how many of my girlfriends have marquise-cut diamond ERs. I can appreciate a nicely-cut marquise diamond. But those little baby marquises diagonally lining the gallery underneath the center stone – what a great design element! And the baguette ribbons forming the shank are to die for! I certainly would not turn my nose up at this ring!
oops – “right” should be “ring”…
Do you have any pictures of it from the top of your hand?
I just posted a video on my Instagram – it give a good all-around view: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFE2Frlk4mL/?taken-by=diamondsinthelibrary
Andrea Riso says
Oh, how perfectly lovely. Thank you for sharing beauty. Highlight of my morning.
Isn’t it magnificent?? I’m glad you enjoyed seeing at as much as I did.
Mabry Hall says
The center stone is lovely, but the setting outshines it. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’d love to see another stone used in the same way– perhaps rubellites or Ceylon sapphires.
I completely agree. That stone would be impressive in any context, but it’s the setting that’s really unique and special.