No city is as oft depicted as the epicenter of romance as Paris.
And it’s no wonder. Even in the Autumnal rain, the beauty of the city shines through. Brightly colored umbrellas bobbing across the street. The Bateaux Mouches lazily drifting down the Seine in a hazy drizzle. The sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower glimmering against the grey from practically every vantage point throughout the city.
And it’s no wonder this beautiful place, which shines even in the rain, inspired so many revolutionary artists, poets, and musicians at the turn of the century and into the Edwardian era when our engagement ring of the week first debuted.
The exuberance of the Fin de Siècle is on full view in this gorgeous marquis cut diamond surrounded by Calibre cut rubies and Old European cut diamonds, all elegantly set in platinum and 18k gold and featuring French hallmarks.
The style of our featured ring places it solidly within those luminous years of early 1900’s Paris, and we like to imagine it returning home one day on the hand of a chic woman honeymooning in Fall.
She would start her day off with a delicate Pain au Chocolat from Du Pain et Des Idees
While she and her lover munched, they would wend their way through the Second and on to Rue Saint-Honoré, stopping briefly at the Parisian church of chic, Colette, before taking in the splendor of the Tuilerries
Followed, of course, by a lengthy stroll down the Champs Elysees – with many a stop for espresso lest shopping fatigue set in
Our sweethearts would then settle in for a lengthy meal at world famous Le Chateaubriand for the early seating, stuffing themselves as full as a goose bound for foie gras
Perhaps she and her amour would finish their night in the Latin Quarter at the Curio Parlour, sipping single malts in this moody speakeasy-style lounge into the wee hours
Do any of you have rings from far away places or distant times? We’d love to hear about your special treasures in the comments.