That a piece of jewelry can be so powerful and yet so delicate at the same time is a true testament to the artistry and talent of its designer, and that combination is clearly evident in this ring by Margisa.
Dubbed the “Meadow of Diamonds,” this two-tone creation is spectacularly awash with detail, from delicate swirls to the scalloped edges, and everywhere in between. The band features seven lucky diamonds (as described by the brand), bezel-set in silky yellow gold, each one not quite aligning with the next, like a carousel of stones bobbing up and down as it spins around and around. The gems’ layout provides a whimsical element to a design that I find rather serious in nature, striking the ideal balancing act.
The Meadow of Diamonds (let’s call her Meadow, shall we?) has a certain medieval essence at work, which is fitting as Margisa is based in the medieval town of Toruń, Poland. You can imagine the influences of the designer’s surroundings playing into the piece’s creation, where Gothic brick buildings mix with freshly planted flowers—colorful, soft details beautiful alongside the town’s strong architectural features. If you were dressing the part for a visit to the village, this ring would be on the list of things that would appear right at home (though I’d recommend wearing it anywhere, anytime, and with anything—including perhaps the boudoir, as fellow JCK writer Amy Elliott noted the ring’s evocation of embroidered satin in her list of lingerie-inspired jewelry).
Founded in 2009 by Margita and Kristof Grabovski, Margisa’s calling card is handcrafted detail like what you see here, with an emphasis on equally beautiful gemstones. My Polish ancestry may endear the brand to me even further than a simple peek at its designs, but honestly, anyone would fall for jewelry like this, no matter their background.
To see more, visit margisa.eu.
(Meadow of Diamonds ring in 18k white and yellow gold with 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,990)