Britt’s Pick: Lapis Twist Twist Ring by Ferrari Firenze



In keeping with the spirit that blue is the best color for all seasons, I’m thrilled to keep encountering new (or new-to-me) blue gemstone creations. This ring from Florence, Italy–based jeweler Ferrari Firenze is no exception.

From the Italian company’s Twist Twist collection, the ring (pictured top and below) actually hits three major trends for the fall season. The aforementioned blue (which, while not really a trend, is a major color set to dominate 2019), its use of hard stones (opaque gems like the lapis lazuli you see here), and the fact that its construction is in rich, chunky gold.

 

 

Ferrari Twist collection lapis ring

I love the ring’s open, moi et toi style and asymmetrical design, where a sphere of lapis lazuli, caged in ornate lines of twisting, textured gold, sits in opposition to a larger sphere of that same golden pattern, topped with a cabochon of lapis. A diamond is thrown into the mix for good measure, completing the design like a candle on a birthday cake.

The ring is handmade in-house at Ferrari’s Tuscan workshop—as are all of the jeweler’s pieces—which houses a team of 20. The Twist Twist line is composed of rings, earrings, and pendants, similarly featuring that twisting golden style, which looks to me like golden ribbons cinched in more gold, creating that flowing line that defines the collection.

Pay a visit to Ferrari’s website, and you can see how the ring looks on the hand, and—spoiler alert—it’s even more fantastic than you might have imagined. It looks really good on its own, since it’s more of a statement ring than the petite, slim versions dominating the market lately, but I think it would work really well with some gold bands on either side or a smattering of diamonds paired with it (what style wouldn’t benefit from more diamonds?).

Of course, other pieces from Ferrari’s Twist Twist collection are a wonderful accompaniment, too—you can see them all with a visit to ferrarifirenze.com.

Top: Twist Twist collection ring in yellow gold with 4.56 cts. t.w. lapis lazuli and 0.1 ct. cream diamond, price on request