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Britt’s Pick: Jade Ruzzo’s Moonstone Vic Ring


This is both a celebration of Jade Ruzzo’s epically gorgeous moonstone ring and a plea from one blogger to her beloved industry: Can we have more moonstone jewelry, please?

Jade Ruzzo’s Vic ring is a divine example of the absolutely dreamy rainbow moonstone, complete with a heavy yellow gold setting that remains all the rage.

The ring is more than just a stylistically relevant piece of jewelry—it’s a piece of the designer as well. After losing her father in 2015, Ruzzo looked to a handmade bracelet he had given her as inspiration for her signature Vic series, to which this ring belongs.

“My signature Vic pieces are inspired by my late father, Vic. He was a professional drummer and just the coolest person on earth,” says Ruzzo. “Many of my designs draw inspiration from percussion to honor him. This piece in particular is my favorite from the collection. I love the balance of simple, clean shapes with bold, high-dome stones. It feels like wearing a piece of art, and the stones really tell the story.”

Handmade in New York, the Vic collection bursts with cabochons of many colors, from the gorgeous greens of tourmaline, emerald, and peridot to angel skin coral and conch. But it’s the rainbow moonstone that has me both contented and craving more of the same.

“I agree! Isn’t it magic?” says Ruzzo of the gemstone. “I think we’ve seen a huge trend in bright colored stones, which is so fun, but I just love the depth of moonstone. Particularly rainbow moonstone and the adularescent glow that makes it feel almost alive. I’m also in love with gray moonstone, it’s so smoky and sexy and feels like a perfect neutral. You’ll certainly be seeing more of it in my collection.”

And we will most certainly be looking forward to that.

Top: Vic heavy ring in 18k yellow gold with 22.75 cts. t.w. rainbow moonstone, $8,600; Jade Ruzzo

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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