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Gifts inspired by Lent (or Mardi Gras): Envy

March 2, 2011 |  8:29 am


Through Mardi Gras on March 8, we're giving you gift ideas inspired by the seven deadly sins you'll be regretting come Lent.

Sugar dads and hubbies, listen up. We’re completely convinced that a dazzling reminder (shall we say, a hand-crafted cocktail ring that doubles as art) is the only way to keep us from Lenten transgressions. London-based jewelry designer Stephen Webster— creator of one-of-a-kind baubles for the likes of Madonna, Johnny Depp and Kate Moss—has the antidote in the form of his couture Seven Deadly Sins fine jewelry collection.

The line is limited to seven sets of seven exquisite rings. [Talk about covetable. Pride and Wrath are already sold out, so hurry if you want to place your favorite sin on hold — available by special order, from $19,000-$125,000, by calling (310) 246-9500;] Our inability to own Pride makes Sloth just that much more of an obsession!

Each bejeweled masterpiece is designed with a whimsical reference to a sin and set with an exotic gemstone in that vice’s defining color. Gluttony showcases an 18.69-carat fire opal with ruby lips, white agate teeth and white diamond claws for $46,000 while Envy has all eyes on a 35.25-carat peridot with white diamond claws, black diamond eyelids and pupil, surrounded by white diamonds and tsavorite pave for $76,000. Rocks this precious won’t last — we suggest passing details on to your secret admirer pronto, so he or she can quickly bling-a-ding-ding.

--Ingrid Schmidt

Top photo: Envy ring by Stephen Webster. Credit: Stephen Webster.

Middle photo from left: Greed ring and Gluttony ring by Stephen Webster. Credit: Stephen Webster.

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