Cocktail rings and I go together like milk and chocolate. You can't imagine one without thinking of the other. I have had a variety of rings that have definitely been my signature ring for a season or two. I tend to love that Elizabeth/Tudors effect when I'm walking through Soho. The other day I was introduced to Orfeo Quagliata, the designer and founder of Phuze Design who makes amazing crystal jewelry and home decor. These Simple Rings, as he calls this portion of his collection, come in a variety of colors and are handmade; therefore, no two are alike. I love the dome shape to these rings. I purchased a smoky grey ring. I'm excited to see how it looks in the light. With so many colors, you'll feel like a kid in the candy shop. What attracted me to these rings is the fact that it's like wearable art and can work well with so many looks. Although it's definitely an eye catcher, you feel that it has a minimalist quality to it that doesn't overpower you. Finally, I love well made pieces that have a story. Orfeo creates these fabulous pieces in Mexico City where he picked up the trade since his father, Narcissus, a renowned glass artist. Growing up in an artist and also gleaning from his grandmother an award winning jewelry designer, created a great foundation for his work. With such history and craftsmanship, I knew that not only is this a great conversational item when talking about the pieces but an artist to add as one of my favorites. If you love his pieces, you'll want to visit Unica Home which carries various pieces within his jewelry and home decor designs.
I just received my ring and this is a double kudo! First off, Orfeo is a genius. I couldn't wait to wear this until the next morning. I met friends for drinks and went out to show off my new ring. I have the Smoky color and love how it looks. I will definitely get more colors. It is a large ring but it fits so well with all the outfits that I tend to wear. In addition, the second kudo is for Unica Home! How great are they? I got my ring and it was so easy to order. They are a must for future orders.