Piece of the Week: Sorellina’s One-of-a-Kind Ring
It features a special Tucson find.
Who wouldn’t have wanted to hop on a flight to the desert last week when it felt like everyone was there?
The general designer excitement was palpable through social media as they perused the rarest specimens, say an emerald going for well over $1 million dollars, and the weirdest, like dinosaur fossils with questionable provenance.
Mostly, it’s exciting to see the colors captivating jewelry makers, which will inform their collections in the year ahead, as well as truly special gems that might be the focal point of one spectacular piece.
For sisters Kim and Nicole Carosella of Sorellina, their annual Tucson pilgrimage is one essential part of the design process that leads to one-of-a-kind treasures like this “Piece of the Week” ring.
Called the brand’s “Nomad” style, this version features an arresting 1.47-carat hexagonal tanzanite, surrounded by a halo of sapphires weighing a combined 1.46 carats, and a second diamond halo totaling 0.2 carats, in 18-karat yellow gold.
Priced at $5,750, inquiries may be directed to the Sorellina website, where more of the spoils from the brand’s past Tucson sojourns await.
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