Lacerta means “the lizard” in Latin and was created and named by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. Lacerta is small and belongs to the Perseus family of constellations.
Symbolises: inner strength and destiny
Set with 3mm round brilliant cut moissanites, our Lacerta ring packs all the sparkle punch of a full eternity ring but at a lower cost without compromising on sparkle and fire. The shared prong and tube setting ensures this ring looks great from all angles and as a stack ring, on its own, or paired with a plain band engagement ring.
Carat weight and price varies based on the ring size ordered.
This ring cannot be resized.
Stella offers 9ct and 18ct gold and platinum settings, which have unique differences in durability, price and appearance.
We've written this blog post to help you choose the best metal setting for your ring.
Stella rings are made to order to ensure you get your ring in the perfect size and setting. Don't know what size to buy?
We've written this blog post to help you determine your ring size before you buy your ring.
Choosing a special piece, whether it’s a ring or pair of earrings, requires time and effort, and we are here to guide you along the way.
Our custom jewellery design service helps you make sense of your dream idea as we guide you through the moissanite shape and size, the type of metal, and of course your budget to bring together all the elements into one stellar design.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your process because trust is important when you make such a special purchase, especially if it's online. Virtual consultations with our team are easy, convenient, and we're ready to answer all your questions over WhatsApp, email, video call or DMs.
If you want to do a little more research, visit our Buyers' Guide for more information.
Stella was founded in 2020 by Ika van Wyk with the dream of offering a credible alternative to fine diamond jewellery without compromising on quality and durability.
Each year, more and more people in South Africa get married. With tough economic times and tight budgets, couples find themselves compromising on the engagement rings they buy by either buying it later in order to save longer, buying cheap alternatives that are of lower quality or buying smaller rings than what they were dreaming of.
"I just hated that young people still felt the pressure to spend enormous amounts of money on engagement rings, often putting themselves in debt or eating up their savings. There had to be a better way to get that Pinterest-worthy ring without getting into financial ruin."
Not wanting to compromise on quality, durability and aesthetics, Ika looked to moissanite gemstones and local artisan goldsmiths to create a new and inspiring fine jewellery range that will last a lifetime. Moissanites are really special gems, so anyone who isn’t so sure that diamonds are for them now have an alternative that is just as beautiful, durable and special...if not more so!
All Stella jewellery are very proudly and expertly made locally. We believe in the power of local talent and if you buy a Stella piece of fine jewellery you are supporting the local artisans and craftspeople who had a hand in making your beautiful pieces of jewellery.
“Stella” is not only a beautiful name, it is also the Latin word for “star”. Considering where moissanites originally come from (hint: it’s from a far away place), Stella is the perfect name for a company that sells the perfect gemstone.
Ika and the Stella team
If you are ready to take the next steps, book a free online consultation with Ika here.