Once, when analysing a Colombian emerald of 31.85 carats, Ara Vartanian had the idea of creating “tentacles” which would form a structure enabling the positioning of important stones between the fingers. This is the way in which the Octopus ring came to be, first double-finger ring of the brand. The jewel, worn between the index and the ring finger, became a classic piece – showcasing another two of his characteristic designs: inverted diamonds and rare gems.
To celebrate the fourth year anniversary of his iconic creation, the designer revisits the original model, in a limited edition. One version comes with an impressive Paraiba Tourmaline of 27.76 carats. Talking about the choice of this centre stone, Ara Vartanian reveals: “The most important features to look for when choosing a Paraiba Tourmaline are the vibration and the hue. What I call the ‘neon’ of the stone.”
The black and white version of the ring comes with a faceted round black diamond as centre stone surrounded by white diamonds. The limited reissue also presents another version of the ring with a Rubellite (29.94 carats), white diamonds and inverted brown diamonds.