Simone Coste Citrine Ring
Gorgeous Brazilian designer Simone Coste takes a unique approach with her designs. She uses stones mined in Brazil, quartz, onyx, chrysoprase, amethyst and others and instead of merely mounting the stones in gold she uses the stone as the sculptural concept for the ring, letting the sold serve as an inner support. The effect is striking, although perhaps a tad bulky on the finger. But in a world full of designs that look increasingly similar it's refreshing to see someone step out in a new direction. The ring shown here sells at Barney's for $4,275.