Ophelia Ring

A mesmerizing indicolite in a stunningly artistic setting

The Design

Like the beautiful waters of the Caribbean, the hypnotic teal blue of the indicolite in this ring refreshes your spirit. The siren call of the watery depths of this one of a kind gem will make you want to dive in. The design of the ring frames this gem in the intense sunshine of fancy yellow diamonds that fade in an ombre pave pattern to white diamonds. The exquisitely shaped prongs hold the gem like flower petals while the shank is delicately shaped yet substantial enough for the bold scale of the center stone.

The Inspiration

“This ring was inspired by the painting Ophelia by John Evert Mills. The lush teal green of the indicolite reminded me of the vegetation in the painting, which is very vivid. The prongs are like flower petals. They are outstretched like Ophelia’s arms in the painting, holding the gem like the water holds her up.” – Alexia Connellan

The Gems

The indicolite tourmaline featured in this ring is exceptionally fine, from a special deposit in Brazil that was discovered in the 1980s and no longer produces today. This museum-quality gem was acquired from a private collection. The color is natural and has an American Gem Laboratories certificate confirming that this gem is unheated. The intense color is highlighted by diamonds in a sophisticated ombre pave that shades from fancy yellow to white.

The Craftsmanship

Lovely from every angle, this ring was modeled on a computer and hand-finished in 18k yellow gold with careful attention to every detail. The setting was made twice to perfect every detail of the design and fabrication. This ring is a modern heirloom that worthy of its rare and beautiful museum-quality gem. Size 6.25.

Arrange Your Private Consultation

To appreciate the beauty and quality of couture jewelry, you need to see it, touch it, try it on, and watch the gems dance in the light. Make an appointment for a private consultation to experience Alexia’s collection in person. You can find a jewel that speaks to you or commission a custom creation.

How to Commission
a Bespoke Jewel

Would you enjoy a one of a kind jewel inspired by your favorite work of art, natural wonder, or personal journey? Here’s how Alexia will make your jewelry dream a reality.

The Inspiration Alexia interviews you to uncover what inspires you and makes you happy. You discuss gems, colors, shapes, and the feeling you want to have when you wear your jewel.

The Gem If you don’t already have a personal gem that you’d like to feature in your jewel, Alexia will search the world to find the perfect gem to realize your vision.

The Design Alexia sketches original designs for your jewel, refining the concept and execution until it suits you perfectly.

The Model The sketch then takes shape in three dimensions, either through computer modeling, traditional wax carving, or directly fabricated by hand into metal.

The Setting The final model is then precisely created in precious metal and the gems will be set into the metal by hand, one at a time. The metal is polished to perfection and your jewel is ready for you to wear.

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