Albion Ring with Smoky Quartz, Diamonds, and Gold
- Sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold
- Faceted smoky quartz, 11 x 11mm
- Pavé diamonds, 0.24 total carat weight
- Ring, 5mm 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.
David Yurman uses color fearlessly, combining gemstones in unconventional ways to create truly distinctive and captivating palettes. “Fashion has color moments,” he says, “but the reality for me is it’s not about trends. There are moments when you want something soft and muted, and moments when you want something deep and rich. I like the idea of mixing colors that you don’t often see together, which might feel a bit odd, yet the result is refreshing.”