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Just for fun: Boodles’ Seahorse ring

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Boodles to check out what they have to offer – and let me tell you, their jewels are beautiful, if severely pricey. And, when I say severely, I mean frighteningly, …

Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 07:30

   

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Boodles to check out what they have to offer – and let me tell you, their jewels are beautiful, if severely pricey. And, when I say severely, I mean frighteningly, terrifyingly, heart-stoppingly expensive. And these aren’t engagement rings; they are “occasion” rings, but in that “oh, I just bought myself this ring to congratulate myself on a job well done” or, “you know, Henry bought it for me for our 16th wedding anniversary” … (I can only dream!)

This is their new Seahorse ring, designed by Boodles’ only male designer – it’s an emerald cut Colombian emerald surround by tiny yellow diamonds and set in yellow gold, and it’s €165,000. Yes, you read that correctly: it costs the same as an apartment in Rialto, a Ferrari, or, you know, a really expensive holiday twice a year for 33 years.

Still, if someone gave that to me (y’know, for my birthday – hint, hint), I wouldn’t say no …