Here is a peek at some of the photos from the Paradise Collection Lookbook.
For a full look at the lookbook click here.
Photography by Tajmia Gianna
Model- Kacie Phillips
Styling & Beauty by Claire Aguilera
I had the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing fashion blogger, Diwa Doll. I created some of her favorite rings from the Sacred Collection in her itty bitty ring size, a US 2.75. Her style is amazing and the way she incorporates my rings into her outfits is just jaw dropping! We are giving away one of the three rings she is wearing, the Pinnacle Ring, Arcade Ring or Spire Ring, winners choice! To enter go visit her instagram page here and find this picture below. Its super easy and doesn't require any regraming or anything!
Diwa Doll Instagram
If you visit her blog you can read a little bit more about our story and see how she styles the rings.
Below is an excerpt from her story about my inspiration for the Sacred Collection:
"Anyone that has planned a wedding before knows how crazy it can get! Everything was constantly in my head, who do I need to contact, what do I still need to craft together, what jewelry am I going to wear?! One thing I knew that I wanted to do was create my own wedding band and jewelry for the day. I wanted it to be something unique that could pair well with another ring. I also wanted it to mean something. To represent a timeless love, and have a timeless design. I started thinking about marriage and what it consists of. It’s a mixture of a lot of love and a lot of commitment. But it is also a chance to build something great with someone, your partner. This is when I started thinking about the gorgeous architecture of cathedrals around the world. I had visited Italy my summer after graduating college and witnessed some truly amazing pieces of architecture in that country. Some of the cathedrals were particularly inspiring and beautiful. So I decided that it would be fitting to “build” my Sacred Collection with the architecture of cathedrals in mind. To represent the foundation and life I was to build with my husband. It also helps that cathedrals are a place considered sacred to many.
I took pieces of cathedrals and drew inspiration from them. Cathedrals, especially older ones, have a kind of anatomy where you can find similar motifs in each of them, but done in their own way. Parts of cathedrals I was looking at were the pinnacles, arcades, spires, towers, niches, and windows. I used the pinnacle of a cathedral as inspiration for my wedding band. The pinnacle of a cathedral is both a decorative piece of design but is also very important structurally, which I found inspiring for a wedding band, but of course it does not need to be worn as one! One of my favorites from the collection are the Arcade pieces (inspired by the arcade of a cathedral). The repetition in the design makes it interesting and satisfying to me. The Spire Ringreminds me of a crown. I drew inspiration from spires for this piece which are usually found on the very top of cathedrals and other buildings. Another popular design from the collection are the Window Rings. Inspired by the ornamental windows from cathedrals, they look as if a burst of light is coming from the hand set gemstones in the ring. Cathedrals have an overwhelming amount of detail in them, so I found it fitting to do a very intricate texture on all of the pieces. The textures were created on each piece when they started out as wax and were painstakingly carved into each design using small carving tools. The wax prototypes are later cast into solid metal that can then be made into wearable jewelry.
This was both a fun and important collection for me to make during a time when life was a bit hectic. I was able to be grounded by hand carving each of these designs, to get a small break from the wedding chaos that was in the air. It meant a lot for me to make a piece of jewelry for myself at this time, but also for my friends and family in the wedding party. All of my bridesmaids, my mother, and mother in law, received a piece that was in or inspired by this collection. My bracelet and earrings worn that day were also inspired by the collection. I used the Sacred charm and set blue amazonite stones in it for my “something blue.” I also wore an Arcade Ring on my middle finger. It will always be an important collection to me, since it represents such an important part of my life and the people in it."
Photography by : Mirna Plakalovic
Want to learn a little bit more about me? Check out this fun interview I did will online jewelry retailer Visible Interest:
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