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      Another spectacular piece of art that seems to have been brought from the realm of dreams or ice castles: the Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring by Harry Winston. This is a ring that reminds us of fairy tales in which angel’s tears became precious, magnificent gems. A diamond and Paraiba tourmaline ring that inspires royal beauty and utmost perfection. Who could be the hand behind this amazing fluid of color and emotion? No other than the man who has been on the lips of every who’s who of the planet, for the last seven decades: Harry Winston.

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       Winston’s works have not been just best friends of the stars (see Marilyn Monroe’s Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, in which the jeweler’s name features), they have entered the world’s patrimony. The ‘Hope’ diamond, whose modest possessor he had been for over a decade, was reinterpreted by Winston in his own brilliant style and donated to the Smithsonian Institute. Jewelry worn by icons like Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Maddona and many others has made history and remained etched upon our memories for as long as we live.

      Harry Winston used to say that since people are always going to stare at jewelry, the least one can do is give them something great to stare at. The Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring seems to be conceived in this exact spirit. This particular piece features in “The Incredibles” line, along with other pieces. This line features extremely rare gems and a display of impressive models which are among the top jewels of the world. And, while material value of these pieces is astonishingly high, their quality and exceptional beauty cannot be equaled to any sum, however generous that may be.

      Let us enlarge upon the features of the Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring and go through all the details a connoisseur may be interested in. The piece has seven round Paraiba tourmalines, weighing a total of 7.84 carats, set in platinum and surrounded by 72 round brilliant diamonds totalizing 6.11 carats. The six lateral Paraiba tourmalines seem to be surrounded by diamond petals, making up small flowers with light blue cores. So does the central, larger tourmaline piece, which thrones over the six small flowers with wide open diamond petals. Prices for these exquisite pieces are not shown, but to help the reader estimate a somewhat correct starting price we should take a look at the Paraiba tourmaline details.

      Paraiba tourmaline is the rarest and most expensive type of tourmaline. The price of one carat may revolve around tens of thousands of dollars. Most Paraiba tourmalines are small pieces and it is a rarity to find faceted tourmalines in weights of over 2 carats. Pieces above fie carats are considered world-class and are extremely scarce. This info, along with the large number of quality diamonds mounted on the Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring offers a fair image of the brand’s exclusive policy and renown.

Harry Winston Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring , 7.4 out of 10 based on 16 ratings

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