Happy Friday, darlings!!
My goodness, what a week it’s been. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, you know I’ve been gallivanting around New York City having fantastic jewelry adventures. I’m still sorting through everything I brought home with me (I think I took over 3,000 photos) but rest assured I will have beauties to share with you from my trip soon. Be sure to check out my social media accounts for a sneak peek! I do have something lovely for you today, don’t you worry.
You know by now that I’m most likely to get hot and bothered about rings with tiny, beautiful details. But let’s be real: every once in a while you just want to see something with a big old honkin’ stone.
Here are some truly special gemstone and diamond rings from a recent Phillips auction that are all about the rocks.
Our first ring is this to-die-for fancy intense yellow diamond ring. This center stone is 10.16 carats of GIA-certified Fancy Intense Yellow, VVS1 clarity. The shoulders are adorned by pavé-set white diamonds, just to pump up the sparkle a bit more.
Next, we have this glorious, oceanic unheated Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring. The 13.21 carat cushion-cut Ceylon sapphire is wreathed in pavé-set white diamonds, all set in platinum. It makes me think of mermaids. Just look at that color!
I thought we’d alternate between diamonds and non-diamonds, which makes it diamond o’ clock once again.
This baby is described in the auction catalog as “magnificent” and that feels pretty accurate to me. That stunning center stone is 10.54 carat, D color, VVS2 clarity, set in platinum, and flanked by trapezoid-cut diamond shoulders. It could not be more classic and beautiful.
Last but certainly not least, we have this show-stopper of a Colombian emerald and diamond ring (you know I have a weakness for emeralds). This spectacular cushion-cut emerald is 11.20 carats, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, and accented by half-moon diamond shoulders.
Which of these glorious gemstone and diamond rings is your favorite? Do you imagine these as engagement rings, or as fabulous cocktail baubles? (Personally, I want the emerald and the sapphire and I’d wear them on my right hand. I wouldn’t say no either of the diamonds, though.)
These beauties were all listed in a recent Phillips auction. All images and info are thanks to Phillips. Please see individual descriptions for source links.