Five on Friday: July 31

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Happy Friday! Can you believe it's already the end of July!? We thought we'd add a pop of color to the blog this week, and feature five of our favorite modern era engagement rings with colored gemstones. The modern era encompasses a rather large time period in jewelry history--essentially anything from the 1950s through the 1980s (Anything from the 80's through today we call contemporary!). Modern era jewelry takes influences from all of the time periods beforehand. The ones below specifically feature bright and bold colored stones, and are sure to make a lasting statement on any girl's hand! Check them out!

Summerhill | Trumpet & Horn Steamboat Springs | Trumpet & Horn Sea Breeze | Trumpet & Horn Malibu | Trumpet & Horn Adairsville | Trumpet & Horn Image Map Modern Era Rose Gold Engagement Ring with Tourmaline and Diamond Halo | Summerhill

Summerhill is a gorgeous and authentic Modern 14k rose gold ring centering a deep slightly purplish-pink oval tourmaline gauged at 1.25ct surrounded by a delicate halo of twenty Round Brilliant Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.12ct. Summerhill is finished with a high polished split 14k rose gold shank. The ring is currently a size 7.25 and can be sized to fit.

Modern Era Engagement Ring with Tourmaline and Platinum Diamond Pave | Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs is a unique Modern (circa 1990) platinum ring centering a bright greenish-blue oval Indicolite Tourmaline gauged at approximately 0.65ct, flanked on either side by platinum circular accents adorned with ten pave set Round Brilliant Cut diamonds. An additional ten pave diamonds line the shoulders of the ring, all with a total estimated weight of 0.50ct. The ring's eclectic combination of stones truly makes it one of a kind. Steamboat Springs currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.

Modern Sapphire Engagement Ring with Diamond Petal Accents | Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze is a dreamy authentic Mid Century (circa 1950) platinum engagement centering a 2.19ct Oval Sapphire accompanied with a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is heated with Ceylon origin. Sea Breeze is further designed with a lovely trio of platinum petals each studded with a Round Brilliant Cut diamond with a total approximate weight of 0.15ct. Sea Breeze is currently a size 7.75 and can be sized to fit.

Modern Unheated Cornflower Blue Sapphire | Malibu

Malibu is an impressive authentic Mid Century (circa 1950) platinum ring centering a single bezel set cornflower blue 3.46ct natural sapphire accompanied with a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the sapphire is unheated with Ceylon origin. Malibu is flanked on either side by a total of six channel set baguette cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.20ct, each bezel lined delicately with milgrained edges. The ring is finished with pretty scrolling open metal work within the basket and a substantial platinum shank. Malibu is currently a size 5.5 and can be sized to fit.

Vintage Oscar Heyman Emerald Engagement Ring | Adairsville

Adairsville is a 1960's Oscar Heyman ring made from platinum featuring a GIA certified octagonal step cut emerald. This beautiful emerald is flanked by two trillion cut diamonds. The ring has been documented by Oscar Heyman to be from 1966. According to their records the emerald weighs 2.80cts and the total weight of the side diamonds is 1.34cts. This is a fabulous historical ring from a legendary American jeweler. Adairsville is currently size 7 and can be sized to fit.

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