Three is a magic number, or so I’ve heard it said. That proves true in these latest one-of-a-kind rings from London-based jewelry designer Flora Bhattachary.
A range of possibilities exists for these rings, with their low profiles and sweet detail, that doesn’t pigeonhole them into any specific category. One might be tempted to place them in a showcase of engagement rings—a wise choice, to be sure—but their stature and versatility make them suitable for much more.
Maybe it’s a self-purchase to wear on the pinky, a style that happens to be attainably cool. Maybe it’s part of a greater stack, worn below a chunky gold band or between demure vintage finds.
The rings’ colors, too, make them all the more versatile. You’ve got your diamonds, of course, a neutral but never inconspicuous stone; and then the heavenly sapphires, ranging in shades of blue, that dare not clash with any color combination you could dream up. The shapes of each would certainly add geometric volume to any combination as well: While the hexagonal sapphire band (at top) is my favorite, both the pear-shape version and the princess-cut diamond ring are highly persuasive. The latter is especially compelling the more you stare at it, with its descending sizes of princess-cut diamonds that are done just so—it’s a delicate, subtle interpretation that is so pleasant to see.
The rings are made with recycled materials and come complete with their own custom vintage ring boxes. Specially commissioned from Woodbury & Co., a company specializing in bespoke jewelry boxes, each box is restored and renovated, features hand-embroidering, and has an interior lining of the retro Liberty print named “My Little Star.” There’s nothing to complete a ring purchase quite like a special box to put it in, an encouragement to keep it safe when it can’t be on your finger. And, when that box is a keepsake in and of itself, that’s quite the worthwhile bonus.
Top: One-of-a-kind ring in recycled yellow gold with 1.86 cts. t.w. untreated hexagon Montana sapphires, price on request; Flora Bhattachary
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