La Belle Epoque, or The Beautiful Era, was the time to be in Paris. Legendary artists and writers like van Gogh, Rimbaud and a young Picasso rubbed shoulders in crowded cafes and bistros. Their tipple of choice was absinthe, the infamous green liquor, which those in the know would sweeten by slowly dripping water over a sugar cube. Also known as la fée verte, "The Green Fairy," she was the mistress of the golden age of creativity, ensuring that the avenues of Paris heaved with a glorious avant garde decadence.
We recreated the spirit of the green fairy through some inspired scientific innovation. Using a process that would have wowed even the most imaginative souls of late 19th-century France, our lab-created BelleVerte DiamondAura® are that special shade of Belle Epoque green, more vivid than natural colored diamonds, and true to the free-thinking spirit of the age. The BelleVerte DiamondAura Ring features seven marquise-cut BelleVerte, a total of 1 ½ carats, set in an Art Nouveau-style sterling silver band lined with lab-created white DiamondAura. Truly magical!