Britt’s Pick: This Ring by Dorian & Rose Is a Ball

When I was very little, I had this light—perhaps you had one, too, or can recall what I’m about to describe. It was a moving sphere, with various shapes cut out of it, and light would shine through so that those shapes would be projected onto the wall and the ceiling. It would slowly spin (I seem to remember it making much more noise than should have been soothing), casting its moving patterns all around the room. Mine was made of a black paper of some sort—quite frankly, I’m not sure that this wasn’t a fire hazard. I haven’t thought about that light in ages. I may have even forgotten about it completely, had I not seen this ring from Dorian & Rose.

This design isn’t a fire hazard, but it’s definitely hot—in the best way possible. Those varied shapes aren’t construction-paper cutouts, rather incredibly colored gemstones such as tsavorite, tourmaline, sapphire, and garnet. Diamonds are scattered like glitter around this golden globe, in round and baguette form. This piece is a work of art, with the power to move you, as it did for me, reigniting some lost memories that involve more than just a night-light, but childhood, in general.

Whether or not you’re sentimental, it’s an impressive sight: Multicolored gemstones play together on this ball of fun, which fuses with the ring’s band, showing no signs of beginning or end, just togetherness. How can one not be positively taken with this confetti of color, this wickedly good design?

Consider yourself lucky to be heading to JCK Tucson, if you happen to be bound for that event, as Dorian & Rose is taking part in the 2020 show. I hope that you’ll scout this out, along with the California jeweler’s other gorgeous designs, and snap a photo or two for me, pretty please.

Top: Ring in 18k yellow gold with tourmaline, sapphires, garnets, and diamonds, $7,500; Dorian & Rose

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