I’ve never been one for convention. So, when I set out to design an engagement ring, I crafted the Aurora. Rooted in clean, classic lines, it’s a bold yet elegant piece that reflects the individuality of the brides-to-be who wear it and celebrates my love for color and the ancient technique of enameling.
Then, something fascinating happened. What was initially conceived as a symbol of the union between two people took on a life of its own. Some women were designing theirs to pass on to their daughters, granddaughters, and daughter-in-laws, starting a new family tradition. Others continued an old custom as they were choosing the Aurora to update a family diamond in a new setting. Then there were those who were falling in love with the ring itself and wore it to show their commitment—to themselves, their aspirations, their professional and emotional goals.
It was a fluid, organic process. And it was all happening before my very eyes. I had set to design a variation of the engagement ring and, in the process, I created something that became a statement in its own right. That’s as much as a jewelry designer can ever ask for.”
P.S.: My Aurora is Aegean Blue and has my grandmother’s diamond set in the center. I wear it everyday.