There’s been a resurgence of regal glamour on the society circuit and in an editorial as of late, courtesy of some most unexpected characters – two teenage boys who are anything but strangers to the world of art and fashion. As the sons of publishing scion Peter M. Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Peter II and Harry have been turning heads as much for their sartorial flare as for their exhaustive knowledge of topics as far ranging as the Kyoto Court and Mid-Century Modern furniture.
A recent feature in Interview Magazine had the Brant brothers sporting truly luxe looks, bedecked in jewels all the way from the elegant brooches upon their lapel down to their sparkling, buckled Marc Jacob’s pilgrim shoes. Their carefully draped overcoats and statement rings called to mind one of the most definitive images of regal glamour, Cecil Beaton’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her coronation.
Our engagement ring of the week is inspired by that iconic image of Queen Elizabeth II, sitting delicately upon her throne, bedecked in the royal ermine and sporting the original “one ring to rule them all,” her coronation ring (Ed. Note: Check out QueenVictoria’s Coronation Ring as a bonus!). Our Georgian jewel is a dramatic emblem of the regal glamour that typified the era from whence it came. The diamond cluster ring bears the hallmarks of some of the time’s most fabulous motifs including the rose cut diamonds which surround the center mine cut diamond, and combine to create a whimsical yet bold floral style, also characteristic of the day’s most popular looks.
We imagine the future owner of this heirloom as a woman just as comfortable in the darkly dramatic, modern, gender-bending styles of Haider Ackerman as she is in the flawless elegance of vintage Balenciaga. Her confidence, composure, and effortless style the perfect carriage for this powerful piece.
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