|Created||June 25, 2013|
I love costume jewelry. It’s beautiful in its own right, and it’s a great way to test-drive designs you’re not 100% sure of: better to wind up with a beautiful travel ring than to regret a large expenditure! Alas, I’ve collected so many that they’re almost on the level of being a large expenditure themselves! So, my acquisitive nature is your gain – I’m clearing out a rather largish collection.
This Jean Dousset three-stone ring is a size 8 according to my mandrel. Crafted to a very high standard in very affordable materials, it features a radiant-cut center stone with interesting tapered trapezoid baguette sides and a pave half-shank. The center stone is 11mmx9mm, roughly equivalent to a five-carat diamond: the sidestones probably bring it up to the visual equivalent of around six and a half carats, give or take. Originally priced around $150, I believe, and now discontinued: comes with its original packaging.