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Bellarri "Romantica" 18K White Gold & Aquamarine Ring

Aquamarine, like tourmaline, is a stone that has risen dramatically in price over the last 18-24 months and of all the stones common to Bellarri designs it's safe to say that aquamarine pieces are the hardest for us to find.

And while most Bellarri designs are very photogenic, looking almost as tasty in our photos as they do in person, this particular "Romantica" collection design is one that was challenging to photograph and which looks dramatically better in person than in our pictures. We photographed it in various lighting intensities, at different times of day, but it's still much nicer in person.

The ring starts with a solid 18K white gold shank and setting and features a 2.15 carat all-natural, earth-mined, non-lab-enhanced kite-shaped faceted-crown & flat-tabled aquamarine. The color and clarity of this stone are exceptional - our pictures are merely ok, and this stone is a stunner in person.

Decorating the arms of the shank are more aquamarine baguettes, .31 carats additional total, and 8 points of genuine white diamonds. The top setting measures about half an inch long, measured along the aquamarine. The ring itself is a size 7+...not quite a 7.25, but a hair bigger than a 7.

Retail was almost $4K on this and we did our best to get it under $1300. If you're an aquamarine lover, don't procrastinate on this ring - we just don't get much aquamarine anymore.