Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rings from Nature

Ooops! Somehow I stumbled into jewelry while Christmas shopping for other people.

Though my rings are fairly traditional, even vintage style, I'm loving the organic shapes, raw diamonds, and architectural balance of these designs, along with the artists' commitments to "right relationship with the earth, people and our natural and social environment as a whole."

These are great options for someone looking for designs a little more fashion forward than what's offered at Brilliant Earth (and further fodder for the files of "if we did it again, but slightly differently."*)

Shibumi Gallery, in Berkeley, is another stylish source of sustainably crafted, artisanal rings, as is the blogosphere's much beloved Beth Cyr.

Wouldn't this be a great ring for a surfer girl?

A stunning non-traditional engagement ring...
here

Todd Reed

Todd Reed

Todd Reed



*Or, recalling the advice from my niece to get one engagement ring for each finger, perhaps these are required as part of our marital contract ;-)

7 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

oh my, definitely beautiful. I had no idea that diamonds could be black, rose, green etc. checking out Todd's site was fun....
but WAY out of my price range. there are actually people out there who pay 192,000$ for a necklace?????

seriously.

A Los Angeles Love said...

I feel in love with Todd Reed when I was ring searching, and then I saw his prices. Eek! But I can still love the art and beauty.

A.Mountain.Bride said...

hello lil lovelies.

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Dawn said...

I love, love, love the third one!!

Wedding Venues said...

It would be best choice for engagement ring selection also. I liked third one a lot. I am also planning same design ring for my engagement also. Thanks for the design...

Regards,

miss fancy pants (the bride) said...

They're all so beautiful. I love rings that have an element of nature to them.