Obviously, today is all about statement rings and although I liked Nina's quite a a bit, I prefer mine because they're more opulent and unique. That's what's so great about us teaming up to do a fashion blog. We have very different tastes. I like my jewelry to have a gothic, rocker chick edge and Nina likes feminine more affordable pieces that she can just have fun with. I'm going to preface this post by saying that I know these rings are expensive, but they really are the only jewelry you will need to buy all year. Now that that's out of the way, let me just tell you that I have witnessed the fabulosity that is Doris Panos jewelry in person and every piece is stunning. These Byzantine rings, available at www.neimanmarcus.com, are perfect for special occasions. Throw one of them on with a little black dress and you will be the envy of everyone at the party. All of these rings are set in 24 karat gold, which I love because it's a deep, rich yellow and provides the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous gems and flawless diamonds. My favorite piece in the collection is the Bella Milky Aqua ring because I'm partial to 18 karat white gold and the thorn motif encrusted in .90 carats of pave diamonds give it some bling. These rings range in price from $6,580 to $11,860. Don't say I didn't warn you. Click on the title of this post to check out some awesome and more affordable statement rings!
P.S. I neglected to give you a little background information about Doris Panos. "As a businesswoman, artisan, mother, and daughter, Doris Panos understands that modern American women experience the joy and strain of playing many different roles. And so, she creates designs that are as versatile as they are bold. Having spent years working both in manufacturing and in the diamond/colored stone market, Panos ensures the quality of her jewelry on all levels." (www.neimanmarcus.com)