Britt’s Pick: The Ellie Sunstone Ring by Pamela Froman

It was the name of this ring by Pamela Froman that originally had me falling for it—sight unseen, basically. But upon closer inspection, I was pleased to find that the Ellie ring is deserved of its brilliant name.

Ellie’s the nickname of my daughter, which is why I was so interested in the piece in the first place. I am not the only one with a deep love for that name—the ring is named after someone special to its designer. “My Ellie ring is named after my grandmother, Eleanor, who was one of my favorite people in the world,” says Froman. “Now, my 2-year-old niece, whom I adore, is named Elliana, and we call her Ellie also. There are a lot of special Ellies in the world!”

The Ellie ring is a popular seller for Froman, so it actually comes in a number of different stones. But it’s this iteration, with a 3.17 ct. specialty-cut sunstone, that has my eye. I’m not that familiar with sunstone—it’s not a gem you see often—and for that, I think I like it more. I love its seamless blend of green and whiskey brown, as it caters to my craving for autumn—wouldn’t this be the perfect gemstone representation of the upcoming season?

If you look closely at the ring, it’s packed with details well beyond its yummy center stone. Its diamond-dotted bezel blends from rose gold to yellow, in an easy transition that you might miss if you only glance quickly. But since it’s impossible not to stare, you can spend your time appreciating its artistry.

On the band is Froman’s signature arabesque style: swirls of yellow and rose gold, accented with diamonds at the center of their scrolls. It’s an incredibly beautiful creation for an incredibly beautiful name, and I just can’t get enough of it!

Top: Ellie ring in 18k pink and yellow gold with 3.17 ct. specialty-cut sunstone and 0.49 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,950

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