Fall calls for bolder rings- and they're more comfortable to wear when the days cool. Here's a wish list with various price points.
Sevan is one of my favourite jewel-lust designers. Istanbul-based, he maintains a tiny atelier where he experiments with engraving, intaglio carving, micro-mosaics and uniquely-cut gems to produce jaw-dropping pieces.
This MM ring from Barney's web site is one of his mid-range pieces ($9, 800). 24k gold and sterling, with a 7.6 ct aquamarine center stone and .53 carats of diamond accents.
For quieter luxury, I'd choose this eBay listing by Hampton Estate Buyers for a timeless Georg Jensen 18k ring, at $675 (Buy It Now price) a terrific deal. Sadly, the size (5 1/4 US) is way too small for my finger, temptation averted.
Finally, reality and one son's tuition prevailing, I scratched my ring itch by ordering this Cale ring from etsy seller thebeside, $65 in 18k gold plate; also available in silver. I was charmed by Bernice's etsy copy, "Goes great with a pint of Guinness" and the proportions of the classic design.
She's shipping my ring from Brooklyn tomorrow, and I know exactly where I'm going for a pint, my local, Murphy's Law.