I was recently hired by Book Riot, a fabulous website about all things book related, to become a contributing writer for their site. This means that I’ll be writing for them a few times a month. I love Book Riot and am very excited to be joining their blogging family.
In order to give myself enough time for everything, I’m going to scale back my jewelry posts a bit. Yesterday was my last weekend post. That’s why you get three rings this afternoon – to soften the blow.
To keep you from going into jewelry withdrawal between Friday and Monday, I recommend browsing my index of pretty shiny things, visiting the oodles of bling available on my Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr or going in search of your own treasures with the aid of my jewelry store directory .
If you’re in need of more bookish fodder, you can always check me out on Book Riot or visit my index of book reviews.
Now, on to the pretties!
I first saw this baby on Pinterest and I’ve been dying to give you a nice big picture of it. As I mentioned, it’s Art Deco – circa 1915. A cushion-cut sapphire glows within a shaped cushion double border of emeralds and diamonds, and is further embellished by emerald line shoulders. A bright, glorious ring.
This ring is simpler overall, but still colorful and bold. It’s slightly later, from 1925. A large, oval cut cabochon amethyst set within a tapered frame set with rose and cushion cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. I’m not sure how practical it would be to wear such a large cabochon in everyday life, but it certainly makes for a dramatic piece. I just love how the geometric crown of diamonds cradles the amethyst.