Ring holds big hopes
LOCAL jewellery store Socklich & Co is planning to use the sale of a special ring to help the Starlight Foundation make wishes come true.
Former Princess Margaret Hospital patient Rani (16) won the Soklich & Co ring design competition.
The design was hand-crafted into a yellow diamond and tanzanite ring set in 18ct white gold.
Soklich & Co sales manager Terry Hunt said potential buyers should consider how many wishes the Foundation could grant with the sale of the ring.
“At the end of the day, we want as much money as we can get for Starlight,” he said.
“A hundred per cent of the money for the ring will go to them,” he said.
“We figure wishes cost on average $6500 so we think we should be getting two or three wishes for this beautiful ring.”
While the design boasts over 100 visible diamonds, the jewellers hope the mystery behind a secret diamond would entice a generous buyer.
Mr Hunt said the design incorporated a special surprise diamond that only the wearer of the ring would be able to find.
“Only the wearer will know there’s a secret yellow diamond in the ring,” he said. “Diamonds are supposed to provide good karma.”
Jeweller Chris Soklich and sales manager Terry Hunt show off the diamond-studded ring.