Daily Gem: Ariane Zurcher’s Dino Ring
After covering the fine jewelry market for nearly six years, it’s not often that I’m surprised by a new material (beetle wings, meteorites, nail clippings, anyone?). But on a recent visit to Ariane Zurcher’s home to view her latest collection (she sells exclusively by appointment) she showed me a real wonder: a dinosaur vertebrae fossil. She set the relic, which her husband gave her well before she began making jewelry, into a ring and it’s now part of—another shocker—her new bridal collection.
Ariane Zurcher’s platinum, fossil and natural Venezuelan pearl ring, $7,500, arianezurcher.com.
The W Editors’ Blog is going on a “Treasure Hunt” for May. We’re searching out the latest and greatest baubles, watches, jewelry designers and boutiques and will present one a day to you throughout the month.