One of the most exciting names in the world of designer jewelry today is Verragio. Creating engagement rings with artistic style and featuring the finest materials and craftsmanship, Verragio has vaulted to the top of the designer jewelry hierarchy. But it may be the philosophy behind the design that accounts for its enormous popularity.
Barry Verragio is the inspiration and creative force behind the company. As a citizen of the world, Barry brings together design elements from many classic sources. The European influence is clearly evident with many curves and decorative elements inspired by Italian and French art and architecture. But it is the emphasis on some very basic yet often overlooked aspects of engagement ring design that distinguish the Verragio line from other manufacturers of designer engagement rings.
First and foremost there is a dedicated focus on the feature diamond. The design of the engagement ring should enhance the centerpiece and not compete with it. Barry explains his philosophy this way: “I would never make a mounting that’s going to take away from the intrinsic beauty of the diamond, so we emphasize the main and side stones. It’s similar to the concept of a woman going out in the evening. If she knows her style and knows her strong points, she chooses a dress that will enhance her beauty, not detract from or overwhelm it. That’s what the Verragio philosophy is about”.
Secondly, Barry is always mindful of feminine preferences when designing engagement rings. He explains “When you design a piece of jewelry, you must think about women. Men have a tendency to create pieces that have too many hard edges and angles”. Verragio engagement rings, like women themselves, are multi-dimensional and are beautiful from a full range of perspectives. Many styles feature significant design elements visible in profile view as well as from top and sides.
And perhaps most importantly, Verragio engagement rings capture the joyfulness of the occasion for which they are intended. Barry’s appreciation and respect for the special nature of the product inspires him. He describes his view of his role in a most heartfelt way. “This is one of the true categories in the jewelry business where you are involved in perhaps one of the most special moments in customers’ lives, the joy of this time and the history that will follow. It’s a really incredible place to be.”
As Barry is inspired to produce extraordinary designs, so are millions of brides and brides-to-be inspired by the beauty of Verragio engagement rings and the care and attention to detail that go into every one. The full line is divided into collections, each with a distinctive theme.
The Verragio Paradiso Collection features elegant scrolling three quarters the way around forming a scalloped interior that hugs the contours of the finger like no other ring before. This ring is so unique that Verragio has five patents on the design!
The Verragio Insignia Collection features a blend of vintage and modern elements, integrating the company’s own distinctive logo. Scrollwork is available in pav? and non-pav? versions in gold and platinum.
The Verragio Couture collection features designs with a crown shaped bezel beneath the center stone. This collection is composed of clean lines and cutting edge styling.
The Verragio Classico Collection features a variety of timeless and elegant engagement ring styles. Each design in the collection features the revolutionary Lumino Setting which truly maximizes the beauty of the center diamond.
The Verragio Parisian collection is the newest in the line with beautiful and affordable 14k gold styles. The distinctive and artistic style elements in this collection include accents that are available in white, yellow and rose gold.
Truly unique and versatile is the Verragio Venetian collection. It is the first designer engagement ring allowing the customer to customize the bottom portion of the ring by choosing from five different shank styles. The collection features sandblasted lacy profiles with French beading that has been hand finished.
Those looking for an engagement ring of superb quality and artistic design will find many outstanding options in the Verragio line.