Wednesday, August 21, 2013

an unlikely duo

Today my friend showed me her new turquoise and diamond band she just purchased and I commented how I have been seeing this unique combination of stones recently.  They certainly are not two stones you would think of first to combine in one ring, but work together beautifully, playing off one another's differences while highlighting the beauty of both.  It also seems that this emerging trend has a strong foundation from the Victorian era.  Here are some of my favorite antique examples of this unlikely combination. I love this Victorian navette ring with it's varying sizes of turquoise and border of diamonds.

This early 1900s bypass ring is simple yet striking with the pairing of a turquoise and a diamond.
This 1890s band would look lovely stacked with other diamond bands or as a standout wedding band!

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