Into the Light: The Sisley by Vatche
By Devorah Isenberg
Alfred Sisley, the English Impressionist painter, devoted much of his artistic career to painting landscapes en plein air
, or outdoors, in natural light. He was obsessed with capturing the way nuances in sunlight could completely transform everyday landscapes like the forests and rivers of the French countryside. Light is the primary subject of Sisley’s paintings, sparkling in the river, reflecting off a country cottage, and beaming down onto a dewy meadow.
The Sisley, the sleekest of the engagement rings
in the Vatche
jewelry collection, borrows this love of the play of light off a surface. Gleaming platinum or white gold is polished to a silvery-white sheen that needs no pavé diamond or engraving to make it look sumptuous and luxurious.
The ring’s head is equally perfect and simple: the four prong head holds the center stone securely while simultaneously showing it off to its best advantage. The scooped open sides of the setting allow the maximum amount of light possible to filter into the diamond—the better for the diamond to reflect, refract and sparkle into every color in the rainbow. But this quest for simplicity and focus on light performance does not mean that glamour and dazzle have been forgotten. Nestled under the center stone are two surprise diamonds, small points of light that add sophistication and visual interest to this sleek and stylish engagement ring.
Lightness plays another role in the Sisley by Vatche as well. Like every Vatche setting, the Sisley is supremely wearable, as appropriate for a black-tie affair as it is for a PTA meeting. Every Vatche engagement ring is hand-crafted for a seamless, smooth look and feel, without solder marks or visible seams that could irritate skin or detract from the perfection of pure polished platinum.
Vatche diamond engagement rings
, whether they are as fashion-forward as the Vatche Fifth Avenue or as traditional as the Vatche Caroline, has the same fusion of designer detail and handcrafted quality, age-old craftsmanship and modern technology-aided technique.
The Sisley is perhaps the most subtly elegant of this collection, with a delicately tapered band and minimalistic design that will serve as the perfect backdrop to the most exquisite center stone of the customer’s choosing. Like Alfred Sisley, the painter who was said to embody the Impressionistic quest for capturing the light, the Sisley is all about capturing the light performance and brilliance of a single perfect diamond.
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