Bright green to counter the Monday blues? Or soft pink for a romantic rendezvous? With the innovative Pain de Sucre rings from Fred Paris you can change the jewel to match your mood, thanks to an innovative removable cabochon system.
Taking its name and cut from the French for sugarloaf, the sensuous shape of the cabochons is made all the more delectable by the array of stones available. Choose from tanzanite, aquamarine, tourmaline, green beryl or rubellite for the original ring and then supplement with interchangeable cabochons in eight different options including rose quartz, chalcedony, amethyst and lapis lazuli. Designed to clip on and stay on, swapping the stones is a breeze.
The rings are available in pink, yellow or white gold with the central stones enhanced by a sparkling diamond pavé setting.
The Pain de Sucre collection also includes necklaces, pendant earrings and bracelets, which complement the rings. The necklace is particularly stunning, with the five sugarloaf-cut cabochons intensified by a line of white diamonds. Keeping with the interchangeable theme, the last four cabochons can be removed.
Fred Paris was set up by Argentinean jewellery designer Fred Samuel in 1936. While he spent most of his working life in Paris, the colours and light of South America continued to inspire his designs, which included pieces commissioned by Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich.
Fred Paris made the famous diamond and ruby necklace worn by Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman' and also provided jewels for the James Bond film 'Casino Royale'. In 1996 the company was bought by LVMH and now has 10 boutiques around the world.