Surely a stone so large requires a permit, right? Well, no: just a good bit of moxie on the wearer's part. Obviously, this dramatic doorstop isn't for wallflowers, as it checks in at 21-plus carats (doesn't that sound lovely out loud?). And though the cradled-arc setting is indeed pleasing, it never overrreaches -- no understudy's grabbing the spotlight away from this diva. Citrine, 30mm x 17mm; gold, 13.3 grams. Size 7.