17 April 2015

Large Emerald Cocktail Rings II

An emerald and diamond ring by Binder.

An emerald and diamond ring by Bulgari.

An emerald and diamond ring by Bulgari.

An emerald and diamond ring, early 20th century.

An emerald and diamond ring, early 20th century.

An emerald and diamond ring by Fabio Salini.

An emerald and diamond ring by Fabio Salini.

An emerald and diamond ring by Suzanne Belperron, 1942.

An emerald and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1959.

An emerald and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

16 April 2015

Large Emerald Cocktail Rings I

 COCKTAIL RING: An oversized ladies' ring with a large center stone often surrounded by tiny stones. Nearly any oversized ladies' ring may be termed "cocktail". This is the most common type of costume jewellery ring and is also known as a cluster ring and dinner ring.

Of course, the real definition for "Cocktail Ring" is: a clunky piece of jewelry that would get in the way of normal household chores, but because the rings themselves are quite expensive, it's a way for the rich to show that to do any work with their own two hands is quite beneath them. Hence why you often see large opal cocktail rings; opals are quite fragile stones, and having a large, unprotected opal set into a ring is quite unrealistic, as one slight bump can chip the stone.
An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring, French.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring.

An emerald and diamond ring, 1970s.

An emerald and diamond ring, 1978.

15 April 2015

Art Nouveau Pendants

An art nouveau pearl, ruby, emerald, diamond and platinum pendant, circa 1920.

An art nouveau gold, diamond, and enamel pendant by René Lalique, 1898-1900.

A gold, enamel and diamond pendant.

A chalcedony, gold, and horn pendant by George Pierre, circa 1910.

A plique-à-jour enamel pendant by Lucien Gautrait for Boucheron, after 1890.

An enamel, emerald and diamond pendant by Masriera Y Carrera, circa 1915.

An enamel, sapphire, cultured pearl and diamond pendant by Masriera Y Carrera.

An enamel, seed pearl and diamond pendant by Masriera, circa 1910.

An natural pearl, enamel and diamond pendant necklace, circa 1900.

14 April 2015

Rings in Many Different Hues

An 18 karat gold, diamond, emerald and sapphire ring.

An 18 karat gold, ruby, emerald and sapphire ring by Stefan Hafner.


A colored diamond and white diamond ring.

A group of four diamond and gem-set rings by Van Cleef & Arpels, including two Tiger's Eye and two Malachite rings.

Multi-gem ring by De Grisogono.

A yellow sapphire and multi-gem set ring.

A cabochon amethyst ring, a green tourmaline ring by Elizabeth Gage, London, 1990, and a citrine ring, London, 1967.

A collection of chunky quartz rings by Andy Lifschutz jewelry.

A diamond and ruby ring.

A diamond, ruby, and sapphire ring by Bulgari.

An "Emotion" ring by Fabergé, priced at USD 38,000.
An "Emotion" ring, with platinum, diamonds, sapphires, moonstones, opals and Paraiba topaz, by Fabergé.

Tiffany Rings

An 18 karat gold, demantoid garnet and enamel ring by Louis Comfort Tiffany, circa 1905.

An emerald and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co.

A blue zircon and diamond ring by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany and Co.

A gold, fancy intense yellow diamond and emerald ring, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1915-1920.

A platinum, ruby and diamond "Pyramid" ring by Tiffany & Co.

A platinum, sapphire and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co.

An onyx and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co., 1925.