I realize that I’ve been concentrating exclusively on the big-impact pieces so far on this blog – the ones that I would have to sell multiple organs to touch, the ones that only Kate Middleton could really afford. I love to admire these things and I am going to continue to feature many of them. That said, I am also going to try to incorporate more affordable pieces.
This ring falls into that second category, sort of. At $4,300, it’s still an extremely major purchase for most people. Empty-your-savings-account-and-eat-Ramen-for-two years expensive, but not mortgage-your-ovaries-and-commit-multiple-crimes expensive.
This ring is described as Art Deco, but I think it also has a strong Edwardian influence. Perhaps it’s from the earlier 1920’s, a transitional piece. The seller doesn’t provide an exact date. Either way, it’s gorgeous.
This ring is made from 18k gold with a solid platinum top and is inlaid with two round brilliant cut diamonds (1.10 cts), seven sapphires (1 carat), and 16 small mine cut diamonds (.40 carats).
This ring is currently for at the Etsy store ArtifactJewels. All images and info are thanks to ArtifactJewels. I’ve never bought anything from this seller, so I can’t vouch for them, but they only have good feedback. It’s just a good idea to realize when you buy jewelry over the internet, especially from a site like Etsy, that there is always some degree of risk. Please click here if you’d like to read my guide to buying jewelry on Etsy.