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Bellarri Europa Pink Sapphire Diamond Ring

Bellarri has always designed with her market in mind (as every designer should). The pieces she designs for the French, Italian and UK markets are somewhat different from what she designs for the United States, reflecting the tastes of buyers in those countries. We're excited to offer this ring, from Bellarri's "Europa" Collection, a piece that was designed with French and Italian buyers in mind.

We have this in two colors, with gold sapphires and pink sapphires (and we're looking for other colors). What makes this ring special are the arrays of gorgeous hot-pink sapphires, in three separate clusters. Sapphires, like diamonds, emeralds and rubies, are considered "Precious" stones, and are prized for the wonderful variety of colors they can be found in. But what makes sapphire shopping so challenging is that most jewelers and designers market stones that have been treated with beryllium, a form of heat treatment that can turn dull-hued sapphires into fiery brilliant sapphires, with subtle color shifts and lessening of blue tones. Beryllium treatment is perfectly ethical, and widely accepted across the industry, but unfortunately not always disclosed to buyers. Beryllium-treated stones are usually gorgeous, but they're not naturally that way, and as such are not valued or prized as highly as pure, untreated sapphires.

Fortunately for Bellarri customers, you don't have to worry about that question - Bellarri uses only all-natural sapphires, just as mother earth made them. In this particular ring, you'll find 1.07 carats of round-cut hot pink all-natural sapphires, set in a bed of 18K yellow gold, which is then set into a shank of 18K white gold. A full .80 carats of diamond baguettes rings the center cluster, and flows down both sides of the shank.

The ring measures just over half an inch wide across the top setting, and it sits just a hair under.25" up off the finger. It's also a size 6.5, a little smaller than Bellarri standard, but of course sizing is available.