Albion Ring with Hampton Blue Topaz and Diamonds
- Sterling silver and darkened sterling silver
- Faceted Hampton blue topaz, 14 x 14mm
- Pavé diamonds, 0.39 total carat weight
- Ring, 6-19mm wide
In antiquity, the island of Great Britain was known as Albion. For the ancients, it referred to the white cliffs of Dover that line the coast and served as a marker for returning sailors. For the great Romantic poet William Blake, the name represented the liberation of humanity and the dawn of a new day. And for David Yurman, it inspired a collection of radiant bezel-set designs, capturing both the sense of a journey’s end and the brilliant beginning of something new.
“Gemstones have a beauty unlike anything else,” explains David Yurman. He is known for his use of brilliant colored stones in bold dimensions and unconventional combinations. What makes them radiate is the designer’s signature faceting. David Yurman has developed exclusive cuts that reveal a stone’s fullest brilliance and color. Unique settings further highlight the beauty of the gems—proving once again that when this sculptor’s skilled artistry meets nature’s most beautiful materials, beautiful things happen.