Pretty in pastel for spring
It never fails: When spring rolls around here in Washington, D.C., I find myself craving pastel pink. It’s a result of our famous cherry blossoms, no doubt, this desire to replicate the beauty of this long-awaited sign of the season. The blooms began to pop up a bit earlier this year than expected (a beautiful—albeit scary—sign of the changing temperatures), so pretty-in-pink fever has been going strong since February. One of my favorite pastel sightings so far: Rock and Gems Fine Jewelry‘s scene-stealer of a ring, featuring a cluster of four diamond-encircled, perfectly glossy pink opals. Resplendent in 18k yellow gold, the piece is warm and cheerful, with just the tiniest bit of edge—each of its four corners coming to a point, where an extra round diamond marks north, south, east, and west. The matte surface of the opals contrasts beautifully with the sparkle of the surrounding diamonds, for a look that’s more sophisticated than sweet, letting that baby pink hue look all grown-up. I can’t think of an occasion when wearing this piece wouldn’t be ideal, and at $5,500, it’s a forever jewel that gives the customer a real run for her money. It’s more typical of a cocktail ring, but I can think of a certain few who’d rock this engagement-style as well. After all, any excuse to don this gem is a valid one, right?
Cluster ring in 18k yellow gold with 16 cts. t.w. pink opal and 1.05 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,500