This white gold, diamond-encrusted ring from Vendoro is so iced-out and ostentatious that it falls on this side of the fabulous fence for me. This is so totally the ring that you pair with some dark understated (yet incredibly draped) strapless gown as you casually waltz down the red-carpeted stairs of some unspeakably rich gala, during which the ladies who lunch glare enviously at your obscure yet amazing jeweler’s work. The description also claims that some part of this construction is “rotating,” and any piece of jewelry that has working components basically doubles in value in my eyes (who doesn’t love blingy toys??). Which is to say, I would totally drop 5Gs on this if I could.
$4,875, down from $9,750, over at Gilt.

This white gold, diamond-encrusted ring from Vendoro is so iced-out and ostentatious that it falls on this side of the fabulous fence for me. This is so totally the ring that you pair with some dark understated (yet incredibly draped) strapless gown as you casually waltz down the red-carpeted stairs of some unspeakably rich gala, during which the ladies who lunch glare enviously at your obscure yet amazing jeweler’s work. The description also claims that some part of this construction is “rotating,” and any piece of jewelry that has working components basically doubles in value in my eyes (who doesn’t love blingy toys??). Which is to say, I would totally drop 5Gs on this if I could.

$4,875, down from $9,750, over at Gilt.

I actually did some research on this and Garrard Jewelry solicited the help of Jade Jagger (rocker daughter of legendary rocker Mick Jagger) to whip up some new and exciting pieces to augment this legendary British company. The Orrery line (from which this Diamond Ovals Ring derives) comes from this collaboration. I’m not sure about the practicality of having a bauble on a ring that is so very large, but this is negated by the fact that it’s such a shiny pretty toy, and I am but a magpie. Guys, the rings move. (I had to google to be sure, and now I am.)
Shiny pretty toys, however, are never cheap. :( $1,350, down from $3,000, over at Gilt. (Yes I know … AGAIN.)

I actually did some research on this and Garrard Jewelry solicited the help of Jade Jagger (rocker daughter of legendary rocker Mick Jagger) to whip up some new and exciting pieces to augment this legendary British company. The Orrery line (from which this Diamond Ovals Ring derives) comes from this collaboration. I’m not sure about the practicality of having a bauble on a ring that is so very large, but this is negated by the fact that it’s such a shiny pretty toy, and I am but a magpie. Guys, the rings move. (I had to google to be sure, and now I am.)

Shiny pretty toys, however, are never cheap. :( $1,350, down from $3,000, over at Gilt. (Yes I know … AGAIN.)

JS Jewels NYC is yet another unknown jewelry brand in the ever-rotating universe of discount high-end online shopping sites, but luckily, ideeli has seen to it that I lay eyes on this Fashionista Bling Ring. And blingy it is, because this white gold beauty contains a huge white topaz surrounded by black diamonds. I saw the Blanco Winter 2009 campaign a few weeks ago and in one of the shots model Siri Tollerød is selling a black diamond encrusted cocktail ring, so I guess I might be a bit biased towards that kind of jewelry right now, but I am equally partial to the differences in this particular piece of jewelry. The slight rounded block shape as compared to completely round globe of the Blanco ring make it suitable for hardening a softer party look, but the many glittery stones keep it feminine. Of course as usual any piece of jewelry I like is inevitably excessively priced. Originally $1,650, buy this now for $729 at ideeli.

JS Jewels NYC is yet another unknown jewelry brand in the ever-rotating universe of discount high-end online shopping sites, but luckily, ideeli has seen to it that I lay eyes on this Fashionista Bling Ring. And blingy it is, because this white gold beauty contains a huge white topaz surrounded by black diamonds. I saw the Blanco Winter 2009 campaign a few weeks ago and in one of the shots model Siri Tollerød is selling a black diamond encrusted cocktail ring, so I guess I might be a bit biased towards that kind of jewelry right now, but I am equally partial to the differences in this particular piece of jewelry. The slight rounded block shape as compared to completely round globe of the Blanco ring make it suitable for hardening a softer party look, but the many glittery stones keep it feminine. Of course as usual any piece of jewelry I like is inevitably excessively priced. Originally $1,650, buy this now for $729 at ideeli.

I have never heard of this Michele Siegel person, and apparently outside of any association with Gilt, Google hasn’t either (except to tell me s/he is a “private jeweler”—just SOUNDS rich right?) but that’s okay, because I do rather like this Round and Princess Cut Diamond Ring Band. Discussing silver + colorless stone jewelry, especially in the ring department, is usually a boring task because once you’ve seen one, you’ve pretty much seen them all, but I think the added dimension of a row of stones above and under the central band is different without being dated. It also helps that all those little stones are diamonds (!!)—52 round cut and 26 princess cut, for a total of 78 diamonds and 4.23 carats. For $3,300, down from $8,300, this baby in size six can be yours forever.
For the rest of us poor peons, the cubic zirconium and sterling silver edition should pass under the radar quite unnoticeably for a fraction of the price. Overstock Jeweler’s “designer inspired” (I’m onto you!) Stackable Eternity Ring is only $89.99! The price is kind of high for something made out of those materials, so I can only assume that this kind of ring does require a fair amount of craftsmanship. Still, no matter what, the final look is stunning. Now, to get a boyfriend to hint gift ideas at …

I have never heard of this Michele Siegel person, and apparently outside of any association with Gilt, Google hasn’t either (except to tell me s/he is a “private jeweler”—just SOUNDS rich right?) but that’s okay, because I do rather like this Round and Princess Cut Diamond Ring Band. Discussing silver + colorless stone jewelry, especially in the ring department, is usually a boring task because once you’ve seen one, you’ve pretty much seen them all, but I think the added dimension of a row of stones above and under the central band is different without being dated. It also helps that all those little stones are diamonds (!!)—52 round cut and 26 princess cut, for a total of 78 diamonds and 4.23 carats. For $3,300, down from $8,300, this baby in size six can be yours forever.

For the rest of us poor peons, the cubic zirconium and sterling silver edition should pass under the radar quite unnoticeably for a fraction of the price. Overstock Jeweler’s “designer inspired” (I’m onto you!) Stackable Eternity Ring is only $89.99! The price is kind of high for something made out of those materials, so I can only assume that this kind of ring does require a fair amount of craftsmanship. Still, no matter what, the final look is stunning. Now, to get a boyfriend to hint gift ideas at …

I’m so jealous of Georgina Chapman - rich, beautiful, highly sought after designer of Marchesa, and now, guest designer for Garrard, a highly esteemed English jewelry company. Details are mum about the upcoming jewelry line, but Vogue has some small shots. From top left, clockwise: bird collar (my favorite!), bird ring, earrings, and knuckle duster (wtf?). The article in the first link seems to suggest that prices will start around £500 on up, which means at least a G on this side of the pond. D: Nevertheless, I’m excited :)

I’m so jealous of Georgina Chapman - rich, beautiful, highly sought after designer of Marchesa, and now, guest designer for Garrard, a highly esteemed English jewelry company. Details are mum about the upcoming jewelry line, but Vogue has some small shots. From top left, clockwise: bird collar (my favorite!), bird ring, earrings, and knuckle duster (wtf?). The article in the first link seems to suggest that prices will start around £500 on up, which means at least a G on this side of the pond. D: Nevertheless, I’m excited :)

I honestly believe that, with the exception of rare gemstones or exceptional handiwork, jewelry of reasonably good quality should be able to be acquired for $100 or less. (I’m looking at you, Tiffany’s.) Which is why kate spade’s recent delve into jewelry has me all in a tizzy. A favorite since middle school, I love that the brand has taken the same sort of cheeky, stylish flair that it applies to purses to its metalwork as well.
I’m a little concerned about the size of this kate spade “bourgeois bow” ring, but other than that, I am SOLD. The design is superbly cute and perfect for the holidays, or even a more whimsical day outfit. There’s a gold version but let’s ignore that to embrace the PINK version. I couldn’t find any picture of the pink one except for a top-down view, so I went ahead and modded a picture of the former variety for sampling purposes. (Who knows, the band might actually be gold on the real one. :shrug:) $65 at Nordstrom!

I honestly believe that, with the exception of rare gemstones or exceptional handiwork, jewelry of reasonably good quality should be able to be acquired for $100 or less. (I’m looking at you, Tiffany’s.) Which is why kate spade’s recent delve into jewelry has me all in a tizzy. A favorite since middle school, I love that the brand has taken the same sort of cheeky, stylish flair that it applies to purses to its metalwork as well.

I’m a little concerned about the size of this kate spade “bourgeois bow” ring, but other than that, I am SOLD. The design is superbly cute and perfect for the holidays, or even a more whimsical day outfit. There’s a gold version but let’s ignore that to embrace the PINK version. I couldn’t find any picture of the pink one except for a top-down view, so I went ahead and modded a picture of the former variety for sampling purposes. (Who knows, the band might actually be gold on the real one. :shrug:) $65 at Nordstrom!

I actually don’t know the details of this ring, designed for BAZZ by Thea Grant, but according to this little blurb this new brand will purportedly “only contain items 100+ years old in accordance with [the designers’] wishes to give new life to useful, beautiful items that people no longer seem to cherish.” Additionally, these pieces will be priced slightly higher than those of the current Thea Grant line, which means they will probably be in the $400+ range … aka in my opinion totally not worth it, even if this particular bauble is a totally cute modern reinterpretation of the classic three diamond ring, natch. marquis & camus does the whole vintage thing way better, both in design and brand packaging, for only slightly more.
So how to solve this problem? Easy. Get yourself a plain silver chain link ring ($4.99!). Bedazzle as you see fit; I’m thinking, super glue to get the little buggers in between the links? Then, voila! :D (This paragraph only written partially in jest.)

I actually don’t know the details of this ring, designed for BAZZ by Thea Grant, but according to this little blurb this new brand will purportedly “only contain items 100+ years old in accordance with [the designers’] wishes to give new life to useful, beautiful items that people no longer seem to cherish.” Additionally, these pieces will be priced slightly higher than those of the current Thea Grant line, which means they will probably be in the $400+ range … aka in my opinion totally not worth it, even if this particular bauble is a totally cute modern reinterpretation of the classic three diamond ring, natch. marquis & camus does the whole vintage thing way better, both in design and brand packaging, for only slightly more.

So how to solve this problem? Easy. Get yourself a plain silver chain link ring ($4.99!). Bedazzle as you see fit; I’m thinking, super glue to get the little buggers in between the links? Then, voila! :D (This paragraph only written partially in jest.)

I remember when I first saw the original incarnation of the Dior Oui ring in white gold years ago and thinking, oh my god, this is going to be my engagement ring. Now that I’ve seen these new incarnations with the oui prong settings, I’m not so sure. The stone is set with two ouis, the i’s of which are dotted with little diamonds—tres charmant. I love love love the first one especially!
From left: aquamarine with white gold (combo also available as dangle earrings!! Ahh!!), plain white gold, beryl with yellow gold, paved, and morganite with red gold.* All available on the official website.
*There’s an amethyst with yellow gold version too, but I personally find it ugly, so nyah.

I remember when I first saw the original incarnation of the Dior Oui ring in white gold years ago and thinking, oh my god, this is going to be my engagement ring. Now that I’ve seen these new incarnations with the oui prong settings, I’m not so sure. The stone is set with two ouis, the i’s of which are dotted with little diamonds—tres charmant. I love love love the first one especially!

From left: aquamarine with white gold (combo also available as dangle earrings!! Ahh!!), plain white gold, beryl with yellow gold, paved, and morganite with red gold.* All available on the official website.

*There’s an amethyst with yellow gold version too, but I personally find it ugly, so nyah.

This is a blue topaz ring from the Grace Chan for Indulgems Jewelry sale going on on Gilt Fuse right now, and isn’t it pretty?? ^^ It’s been a long week (don’t look at me like that, I had to work through the weekend!) so let’s just pretend that I wax enthusiastic about the organic-inspired leaf bits, discuss the fact that it’s also available in green amethyst, and finish off with a dribble about how it’s now only $55, down from $118. For those who are interested, you know what to do.

This is a blue topaz ring from the Grace Chan for Indulgems Jewelry sale going on on Gilt Fuse right now, and isn’t it pretty?? ^^ It’s been a long week (don’t look at me like that, I had to work through the weekend!) so let’s just pretend that I wax enthusiastic about the organic-inspired leaf bits, discuss the fact that it’s also available in green amethyst, and finish off with a dribble about how it’s now only $55, down from $118. For those who are interested, you know what to do.