I am about to show you two very big, bold, fierce rings by Tony Duquette. They’re both aquamarine and diamond, an always lovely combination. Both of these are very serious rings; fantastical, abstract, attention-grabbers.
This first ring is centered by a 78.8 carat oval cabochon aquamarine. It’s mounted in fluted gold, detailed with round brilliant-cut diamonds and circular-cut aquamarines. I think it looks like something out of Lord of the Rings – a supernatural eye with jeweled eyelashes, or some powerful stone set at the end of a wizard’s staff. I’m feeling whimsical today, apparently. Designed by Tony Duquette.
This second ring looks even more like part of some fantastical creature. The emerald-cut aquamarine is 55 carats, and it’s held by what Bonhams calls “an elaborate surround of pavé-set diamond prongs within a heavy mount” and what I call “the claw of a monster made of diamonds.” Total diamond weight of the monster claw is 7.55 carats. Also designed by Tony Duquette.