Posted on May 2, 2012
An 18k gold and sterling silver ring from Loren Ridinger is big—“a statement piece that runs from the base of the finger to the knuckle in a North-South orientation,” says Allison Pellegrino, director of sales and marketing for Loren Ridinger for Loren Jewels. The Miami-based firm first showed the ring, set with 3.85 cts. t.w. champagne diamonds and 14.66 cts. pear-cut emeralds, to Oxygene in Bal Harbour, Fla., this year, but two other stores, also in the Sunshine state, ended up placing orders thus far.
At $10,145 retail, the ring has a classic diamond look, but with the “pop of color” that Ridinger wanted, says Pellegrino. Ridinger’s jewelry is made in the United States, as well as in India and Asia; she doesn’t currently exhibit at any jewelry trade fairs.
While the company favors making one-of-a-kinds, it could be persuaded to make this particular piece again if the right stones surfaced. “It would take a while to find the same quality emeralds,” says Pellegrino
Ring in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver with 3.85 cts. t.w. champagne diamonds and 14.66 cts. t.w. pear-cut emeralds; $10,145; Loren Ridinger for Loren Jewels