Britt’s Pick: One-of-a-Kind Rhodolite Ring by Frederic Sage

I’m officially in fall mode now, which means I’m on the hunt for deeper colors, warmer fashions, and anything related to pumpkins (except pumpkin spice lattes, those are just gross).

Remember a few years ago when oxblood—that sanguine-esque hue—was all the rage for fall? Each year there is a sort of variation on red (wine, maroon, brick, and so on), but oxblood somehow set the tone for all of my autumnal color expectations from that point on. I like to look for that color itself, but I also find myself in search of complementary hues—something that would be the perfect pairing for color blocking—and there are plenty of options to fit the bill.

Frederic Sage‘s ring, pictured here, is a divine complement. It’s a fabulous shade of red that’s neither too deep nor too light—and, being rhodolite, it’s a wonderful alternative to the ever-sought-after ruby. Its rosy hue is the fashion equivalent to fall’s soft suedes that I find to be an irresistible yearly addition to my new seasonal wardrobe, so obviously I feel the same way about this ring—it’s a must-have.

The ring itself features just about three-quarters of a ct. of diamonds, which surround the center garnet and gather at its sides, giving the look of a sort of three-stone setting without actually being one. The diamonds then continue down the band, and as I look this over, I realize that this would make an amazing engagement ring, because a diamond wedding band would sure look fine paired with it.

But the star of the ring is that nearly-5-ct. rhodolite garnet, in all its ideal-for-fall glory. I’m so smitten with the color, I’ll be looking for it in sweaters, corduroys, velvet, and any other fabrics that are the epitome of autumn.

Top: One-of-a-kind ring in 18k white gold with 4.83 ct. rhodolite garnet and 0.74 ct. t.w. diamonds, $9,980

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