This morning I have something lovely for you that I spotted on Instagram. As soon as I saw this beauty, I fired off a quick message to Maria Kovadi and she sent me a passel of pretty pictures to share with all of you.
Here’s the piece of the hour: Maria Kovadi’s Venetian Window ring.
The setting of this beauty is 18k white gold and it’s set with Paraiba tourmalines, sapphires, topaz, and diamonds.
It has so many elements that I love: colorful gemstones combined in an interesting way, geometric motifs, an unusual shape on the finger – almost reminiscent of Art Deco dinner rings, now that I think about it.
This gorgeous ring – as you might have guessed – is inspired by the architectural of the city of Venice. Which I am very grateful to have had the honor of witnessing firsthand, thanks to a detour I took after my last trip to VincenzaOro.
Here it is on a lucky hand. Such a bright, joyful photo. And how amazing is the color contrast between the Paraiba tourmalines and pink sapphires? I bet it sparkles in sunshine like nobody’s business.
I especially enjoy how the central panel of this Maria Kovadi design has occasional diamonds in a lattice of mostly negative space. It suggests a potentially broken window, or perhaps a window reflecting sunlight off of a shimmering Venetian canal.
Here’s a peek at the Maria Kovadi Venetian Window pendant, a coordinating piece from the same collection. It’s beautiful as well, but the ring is my favorite. I think because the window motif makes such an interesting shape for a ring, especially because of its size, while it feels less out of the ordinary as a pendant. Still lovely, just less unusual.
What do you think, my dears? Tell me your thoughts. And which would you choose if you had to pick one: the pendant or the ring?
All images and info in this post are thanks to Maria Kovadi.