Sunday, August 30, 2009

Anna Sheffield 2-Finger Ring

If I just had a thousand dollars lying around, I would get myself this Anna Sheffield ring as an early birthday present. It features a delicate row of champagne diamonds. I don't know anything about diamonds, but those sure do sound fancy.


Betty said...

Hey Sobrina,
I like the idea of that ring
Have a nice day

Life of Joy said...

That is a beautiful ring but I have always wondered if having two fingers attached would be annoying. But I guess it is one of the things we would do for fashion and beauty.

Erin P said...

That is an interesting ring--pretty-- Probably hard to size it, too.
Champagne diamonds are a wonder of modern marketing. Many (many) years ago when I got engaged, it was all about the 4 C's of diamonds--one of which is Color. A good diamond was completely colorless, and they ranked them from D down to L (I had to look this up) for nearly colorless, then all the way down to Z for having yellow tones. I have no idea what they did with the yellow/tan X-Y-Z ones back then...but now, they're "champagne" diamonds and making all kinds of fashion statements. Miracle of marketing, I'd say. I think it goes to the fact that a much broader group of people are deciding what is "pretty" these days--instead of only those GIA officials.

Casey said...

This ring is kind of like brass knuckles for the wealthy.

Sobrina Tung said...

Erin P, thanks for the diamond lesson :) I knew nothing about them until now. I guess I am a sucker for marketing! haha. Even though that is what I do for a living.

Life of Joy, I have the same thought about the stuck together fingers, but when I think about it, I don't think I spread my fingers apart too often during the day.

Casey, I know. It does sort of have that look, huh?

2busy said...

As beautiful as it is, I think the two finger thing might drive me nuts.

AW said...

I am really dismayed that someone already beat me to the brass knuckles comment.

And to continue on the "champagne diamond" comment, "The idea that a man should spend about two months' wages for an engagement ring originated from De Beers marketing materials in the early 20th century, in an effort to increase the sale of diamonds"

Successful campaign!

Anonymous said...

that's really cute, i love the colors too

Karin said...

I think I've seen LC wearing something like that on The Hills. hehe

Urban Weeds said...

Hi Sobrina! So glad you are enjoying Urban Weeds. What a beautiful ring, I think I'll take one too!

Julia, IBSSG said...

It's not so much that the diamond industry is trying to put one over on us with colored diamonds, but by using diamonds that were once less desireable makes them more affordable to a wider range of people. These darker
also give designers greater freedom to create a specific look. As long as the the other three C's are of the quality you expect,
those champagne, chocolate, and black diamonds still have that adamantine quality that no other gem has.

Please consider adding a 5th C to your assessment of diamonds:

Some factions on the African continent are using the sale of diamonds and other gemstones to finace brutal wars. These gems are called Conflict Diamonds, or, like Leonardo DiCaprio's film of the same name, Blood Diamonds.

Here is a U.N. site that will help you to understand the problem. You can search for other sites on the 'Net that expand on the topic.

Become an aware marketer AND consumer!

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