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