Britt’s Pick: Platinum Sapphire Ring by Omi Privé



Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for something that makes a grand statement. Maybe my mind is set on this weekend’s upcoming Academy Awards—we’re all anticipating some mega jewelry to discuss come Monday morning, right? So it’s perfectly predictable that something from the always-reliable Omi Privé would fit the mood.

It had to be this ring in particular today, with its colorful presence that hints at the iciness of winter just as much as the pastel peace of spring—sort of the ideal bridge between the two seasons, which is where many of us (at least on the East Coast) are finding ourselves right now. Do I need a jacket today? (The answer is nearly always yes, with the caveat that once I arrive at my destination, I will feel overheated). The logistical joys of changing seasons.

What I really love about this platinum stunner is its delicate shade of blue: It’s nearly purple enough to strike the eye of those crushing Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year (and many of them there are—is that color winning this year or what?), but it’s not too purple, so I find that I enjoy it all the more.

The center 13.26 ct. emerald-cut sapphire stone is held in those possessive, claw-like prongs that Omi does so well (you’d be clinging to that stone for all it’s worth, too)—a look that I have long been enamored with. The detail is graceful, yet talon-like, giving the ring some edge where it could otherwise be ordinary (well, as ordinary as a stone like this could be, which is perhaps not ordinary at all).

And it’s not as if you could ever accuse a design by Omi Privé of being trite anyway: They’re just too masterful, too well done to pass as having been designed by anyone else. Add to the eye-popping stone a belt of baguette diamonds, descending in size from the center out, and you’ve got a classic, yet miraculous, marvel.

(Top image: Ring in platinum with 13.26 ct. emerald-cut sapphire, 1.31 cts. t.w. baguette diamonds, and 0.22 ct. t.w. round brilliant diamonds, price on request)

 

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