In the spirit of “April showers bring May flowers,” the Jewel of the Month is the poppy ring I created for my designing friend Zang Toi’s 2007 spring runway show. I also designed a matching bracelet, choker and giant belt buckle — all in gold-plated silver.
With Zang’s approval, I wore the ring myself with one of his dresses for New Year’s Eve, before the jewelry appeared in his show.
Why is this ring Jewel of the Month more than four years after I made it? Because Zang customized one of his spring 2011 dresses for my gorgeous friend Christine. His original design was black with pink flowers …
… but he made it in chocolate brown with lavender flowers for Christine.
Then he suggested adding amethysts to the poppy ring to match. And voila!
One of the things I love about jewelry is that I can always bring back an old design especially for you, as long as I have the original mold. Jewelry designs are forever!