I have a treat for you today, my dears.
It’s time for another Mervis Diamonds trunk show photo recap! This one was a very special trunk show, the Mervis Holiday trunk show, which is a yearly event held every December. It draws representatives of jewelry brands from all over the country; it’s really a unique opportunity in the DC area. And not only is it a great chance to see all kinds of fabulous jewelry in person, it also involves discounts. And there are snacks. And wine. It’s basically a jewelry cocktail party and you should go next time.
This past December was my first time attending, or I would have told you about it already.
These marvelously dynamic pink and white diamond rings are the work of David Rovinsky, who is also the artist behind those gorgeous yellow diamond pieces in the first photo. He’s also rather charming, and was kind enough to show me photos on his phone of some colored diamond goodies in his workshop.
You know who else was there? Jeff Cooper – whose designs you know I love.
Here’s a closer look at Hazelle. This particular setting was actually a contender in my own engagement ring search. Speaking of which…I also spent a good amount of time trying on Jeff Cooper’s wedding bands. With help of the fabulous Barbara of Adornmentality, I did discover one particular band that looks pretty darn good with my engagement ring.
I also had the great pleasure of trying on some Gumuchian designs. This gorgeous by-wome-for-women line is officially one of my new favorites. I didn’t manage to take that many decent pictures of their work, but I hope to get some for you soon.
These are Gumuchian’s iconic, equestrian-inspired Gallop rings. I could not adore them more. The subtle diamond accents, the curving, geometric design. I want one for every finger. Or a whole lot of them for one finger.
This is Gumuchian’s Ring Cycle, the coolest piece I’ve seen in a while. When you press on one of the petals, the ring shank unfolds into a bracelet. The transition is so perfectly fluid and smooth, it’s hard to imagine it’s a mechanical transformation.
Not the best picture I’ve ever taken, but it gives you an idea of how it works.
How lovely is this rose gold and diamond band ring by Beny Sofer? I heard that this was one of the most popular pieces of the night and I could certainly see why. I also had a truly fabulous time chatting with Beny Sofer’s rep, Beth.
Here’s another Beny Sofer rose gold beauty.
And a whole Beny Sofer stack! I loved how these rings played well with each other.
Every time I look at this little Gabriel & Co. NY diamond necklace I like it more. It’s very simple, but extremely lovely.
One last Ravinsky yellow diamond. This was a particularly interesting ring because the diamond had rather noticeable inclusion which was only visible from certain angles, but did lower the price of the ring significantly. A great option for someone who wants the big bling but doesn’t care what it looks like under a loupe.
I thought I’d leave you a final photo of the big yellow beauty from the beginning. You maybe noticed that the title of this post includes “Part I” – that’s because there’s more to come! Stay tuned. To ogle my other Mervis Diamonds photo recaps, please click on these links. If you’d like to visit a Mervis trunk show yourself, check out this link.
A huge thank you to everyone at the Mervis holiday trunk show – particularly Jon, Hailey, Diana, and Maryam – for being such marvelous hosts and to all of the vendors who let me take up their time and photograph their pretties!