We all know the old tried and true saying…”imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Today’s estate find confirms our second old adage, “the proof is in the pudding”! As I hunt for inspiration under all kind of varying rocks, I find that I am quite obsessed with a not so new design of ring, necklace, earring…today, in particular, we discuss the bezel set ring.
Simple, clean, modern lines and an incredible playing field for mixing in quirky, classic, edgy bands of all kinds. The low bezel set engagement ring must appeal to my love affair with mid century modern. Boasting incredibly innovative and edgy design with such simple packaging is a breath of fresh air to the modern take on jewelry……bedazzled, covered (I would use the word “dripping” but it sounds too pretty and decadent for the catastrophe that is modern jewelry) in tiny heavily included mucky diamonds around every nook and cranny of an icky imagination lacking design. Don’t get me wrong, I love bling….and halo’s and pave shanks have their place. It seems though, lately, it’s more the “what I lack in style, I make up in…….bling” approach is being eaten up with a side of ranch dressing. Even Tiffany, a pioneer in simple clean line jewelry with style and class, has added double and triple halos around a tiny chicklet center stone so beer budgets can indulge in a glass of stella artois.
THERE IS REDEMPTION!!!!!!! THERE IS HOPE!!! This is the exact reason I found my passion for jewelry lying among the rubble of dirty old estate pieces, just waiting for a shine!!!!
Lately, as I dig, I often find bezels to be a nice little surprise here and there and while they are called “modern” they are far from it.
They are a vintage beauty with modern appeal….no reinventing the wheel here. However, with something so great, who says it needs reinventing? Kudos bezel…you did it….you were gorgeous and unique then and still turning heads now!
Enjoy this gorgeous 1910’s old mine cut bezel set stone with a killer inner scalloped head and filigree on the side.