Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012

Belle Engagement Ring

Harry Winston may be famed for modern solitaire diamonds, flanked by baguette stones, but the company's newest Belle bridal collection adds a subtle antique elegance to this classic look. Named for Arabella "Belle" Huntington (1850-1924), once the richest woman in the world, whose estate jewelry Winston purchased after her death, Belle by Harry Winston pays tribute to the designer's enduring love affair with brilliant jewels. After all, it was Huntington's impressive diamond and pearl collection that, more than any other estate, launched Winston's career. Hand-set with diamond micropavé and a delicately scalloped frame, Belle's engagement rings, pendants and earrings are unmistakably timeless. Available worldwide this month, TIME looks at the stunning new collection.

Brilliantly-cut does not begin to describe this stone's exquisite shape and setting. The Belle engagement ring starts at $11,800.