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14 Made-in-Italy Rings . . .
If you're shopping for a well-made and aesthetically amazing bridal ring, you should definitely look at some that are designed by Italian-based companies. After all, the art of goldsmithing is part of the longstanding history and culture of this western European nation. While you can find many engagement and wedding ring designs with the Made-in-Italy stamp at different prices, luxury is where the Italian brands really shine--and, because of that, most times, they're in 18K gold, but often you can buy them in any of at least the three colors of gold: yellow, white, and rose. Here are 14 designs from ten of today's best Italian ring brands--jewelers I follow 'round the world in my quest to bring you the best in bridal. In a word? Bellissima!
This dazzler from Chimento in 18K white gold and diamonds is truly in a class of its own. It mixes many fancy cuts of colorless diamonds: pears, marquises, and rounds. Headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, this is a brand that makes luxury rings for a bride with discriminating style.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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White-in-White Beauty . . .
Milan-based brand, Antonini, makes this explosively beautiful diamond wedding band--it's from its "Volcano Collection." In 18K high-polished white gold, it's bursting with full-cut white diamonds, and will look great as a wedding ring worn alone on either hand.Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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Pave Diamonds in an Oval . . .
This petite 'n pretty engagement ring is from the "Diamond Siviglia Collection" of Marco Bicego, which is one of the most popular fine Italian jewelry fashion lines in the U.S. especially. In 18K yellow gold, it has 0.21 carats of brilliant-cut white diamonds.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Black and White Intertwining . . .
Like lovers whose lives intertwine, so, too, do these bands of black and white diamonds! From the Roberto Coin "Fantasia Collection," the ring is positively dazzling in 18K white gold with full-cut pave diamonds (approximately 1.91 total carat weight). MSRP: $7,300.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Princess Cuts in Color . . .
This is one really gorgeous group, isn't it! From Bizzotto Gioielli, the rings are from the design brand's"Fiori Collection." (FYI: Fiori means flower in Italian, as if you wouldn't have guessed!)Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Black Spinel in Sterling Silver . . .
I've followed the work of this Bergamo, Italy, jewelry brand for awhile, particularly because of their unusual edgy creations. And this trio of wedding bands from Dada Arrigoni Gioielli is exactly what I mean. Well, they're called the "Mania" rings, so enough said! Each is in sterling silver (two are plated) and has a round black spinel. (I find that Italian companies often feature black spinel in their jewelry--about as frequently as they use black diamonds.)Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Blue Sapphire Center . . .
Unlike most of their rings, this particular Antonini Gioielli design is a one-of-a-kind. The Milan-based brand's "Extraordinaire Collection" has bridal rings like this with precious diamonds, blue sapphires, emeralds, or rubies.Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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Dazzling White-in-White . . .
From Mattioli Geioelli comes this beautiful band of white diamonds in high-polished 18K white gold metal. It's oh-so-refined.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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A Potpourri of Precious . . .
I think this 18K white gold ring has to be one of my favorite wedding bands--it's so unusual, yet it still keeps things classic. From the Antonini Gioielli "Tethys Collection" (named after an ancient Greek sea goddess), white diamonds mix with purple, pink, and blue sapphires in fancy shapes of rectangles and ovals with rounds. The sinuous silhouette makes it so sensual.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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Precious in Pink Gold . . .
Certainly, this is for a woman who loves blue gems. And it's in very on-trend rose gold, too. From high-fashion jewelry brand, Pasquale Bruni, it's from their signature "Bon Ton Collection." Featuring a uniquely shaped blue chalcedony center stone, the ring has a halo of white diamonds that are repeated in a pave marquise-shaped cutout on the shank.