Meet the Millennial Designing $1 Million Dollar Rings


| LAST UPDATE 01/02/2022

By Georgina White
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They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and who doesn't want a friend worth one million dollars? Clearly, Maggi Simpkins thought along the same lines - so she decided to design a ring that was worth a milli. And don't worry, we've got pics. Keep scrolling.

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The Los Angeles-based jewelry designer has made a huge name for herself over the years thanks to her one-of-a-kind creations and jaw-dropping engagement rings. Plus, her designs have been sported by the one and only Kylie Jenner herself! But Simpkins took her career to the next level with a million-dollar design. And the millennial artist was upfront about the whole journey from start to finish. "You *might* have thought to yourself: What does a million-dollar ring look like? And what on God's green earth causes a ring to be a MILLION DOLLARS?" Maggie teased on her Instagram. "It's all about the stones baby!!!"

The secret behind this floral-looking ring's price tag was the use of a pink diamond center stone. "Pink diamonds are exceptionally rare and known to be among one of the rarest colored diamonds in the world," she continued to explain. "So rare in fact that it is safe to say: there is not another diamond in the WORLD that is identical to this specific stone. How crazy is that?" Crazy... more like beautiful! And the meaning behind the piece (below) made us fall in love with it even more.

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"[The ring] was created as part of my 'Permission to Shine' Collection and is inspired by a flower in FULL BLOOM," Simpkins shared with her followers. "This ring represents giving myself the permission to bloom and blossom into my fullest and most audacious form." The show stopper was joined by two other equally drool-worthy rings that were featured in Sotheby's Brilliant & Black selling exhibition and caught major attention from all over the world. And we can totally see why.

Now, if you don't mind, we'll be cracking open our piggy banks to see just how much we need to save to get our hands on this gorgeous accessory. Be sure to check back soon for more updates from the fashion world!