When I first saw Doryn Wallach’s jewelry, I had the odd thought that the designs reminded me of a room that I loved. No specific room – maybe the dream Hollywood Regency style dressing room in my head. Where I wear a flowing peignoir and slippers with feathers on them.
I know that’s a weird thing to say, but it was where my brain went.
My reaction made sense, it turned out – Doryn Wallach had a succesful career as an interior designer before she came to the jewelry industry. She explains the connection on her website:
“I have always loved how jewelry can give every woman a personal expression of style and personality. Fine jewelry commemorates the important moments in our lives and can create lasting style statements,” said the designer. “My passion for jewelry is inspired by my mother who would frequently redesign her old jewelry and taught me the challenge of transforming old trends into new. I love turning patterns, architecture and different elements of interior decor into themes for my jewelry. It’s the same beauty of reinvention.”
It was what I had felt it in her architectural designs; their swooping arches and careful angles. I love the thickness of the bold lines, the overall lightness, the rich satiney finish of the 18 karat gold.
Most of the pieces in the initial Doryn Wallach collection have a sparkling diamond or two, sometimes more than a few. The subtlety and restraint in the use of gemstones is part of what makes this collection so remarkable. Bold lines, subtle sparkle.
That’s not to say that Doryn Wallach never turns up the volume – just look at the onyx marble ring above, and the the turquoise “Gladiator” ring. Such beauty in the simple contrast of color and texture. They’re quiet, but they make a statement.