Ann Lin’s Opera House-Inspired Ring Takes a Bow



It seems only appropriate that this deeply dramatic ring was inspired by the Teatro alla Scala, the iconic Milanese opera house famous for its grand architecture and even grander theatrics. Jewelry designer Ann Lin visited the theater often while studying design at Milan’s Instituto di Moda Burgo. “It’s really the opera house of the world, and lots of legends started there—including my favorite, Madame Butterfly,” says the designer, whose boutique jewelry firm, Ann Lin Haute Joaillerie, is based in Taipei, Taiwan. Dubbed Les Baroque Padparadscha for its stunning padparadscha sapphire center stone, the statement piece reflects La Scala’s baroque details and U-shape roof. But that’s not all. “When you hold the ring at a special angle, you might see a dancer lifting up her skirt,” adds Lin. A built-in curtsy, perhaps? Bravissima!Good BonesThe one-of-a-kind ring features an
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