Collection Obsession: Paris by Melis Goral



For many reasons, Paris is a special place that has become very dear to me, never mind that it’s a magical city without any of my own personal circumstances that elevate its importance. So naturally, I’m a sucker for a jewelry collection that is infused with the city’s influence—particularly when the collection is as well done as this one.

From Istanbul-hailing designer Melis Goral, the Paris collection is an ode to the art deco era, with its delicate detail ubiquitous in Goral’s range of designs. I seem to be on a vintage-inspired kick as of late, and this collection of rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets really fits the bill—exceeds it, honestly.

Melis Goral Paris diamond lariat

Lariat necklace in 18k white gold with 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,150

Melis Goral Paris multicolor ring

Paris ring in 18k white gold with emerald, sapphire, and diamonds, $2,250

Melis Goral Paris diamond earrings

Paris collection earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, $5,110

Though this is not the sole collection from Goral (I am certain to be writing about many others, as you will come to find they are completely irresistible), it was bound to be my introduction to her work (see above: obsession with Paris). The designer launched her namesake brand in 2008 and has served up a range of culturally influenced collections to her growing international following since.

Though varying influences are evident throughout each different collection, they share a common thread: that in-demand art deco vibe, lit afire by exquisite color, attention to detail, and sought-after silhouettes. I’m finding it difficult to contain myself at this moment, wanting to spoil it all and share each and every collection on this page (as they are obviously no secret, you can see them on her website), but this post must be about Paris, because it deserves your undivided attention.

Melis Goral sapphire Paris ring

Paris ring in 18k white gold with 0.1 ct. round diamond, 1.45 cts. t.w. sapphires, and 0.45 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,130

Melis Goral Paris necklace

Paris necklace in 18k white gold with 0.76 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,830

Melis Goral Paris emerald ring

Paris ring in 18k white gold with emeralds and diamonds, $2,250

“After watching Midnight in Paris, I was inspired by the elegance of Parisian women in the 1920s,” says Goral of her influence for the collection. “By the way they carried themselves, and their feminine silhouettes.”

For more, visit melisgoral.com, and for U.S. retail inquiries, contact Jackie LeBental at barriluxuryconsulting.com.

(Top image: Paris earrings in 18k white gold with 0.62 ct. t.w. emeralds and 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,850)