The Empress

The Empress: Blue-Green Tourmaline Ring by Melànie D.

Exotic 18K green gold ring with green tourmaline, diamonds and enameling.

A rectangular cushion shaped tourmaline weighing 32.33 carats sits atop a cushion of blue enameling, flowing around the bird of paradise floral detail set with diamonds.

Additional diamonds extend onto the triple split shoulder shank. The 220 round brilliant cut diamonds have a total weight of 1.12 carats.

As the signature motif of Melànie D, bird of paradise floral detail can be found both inside and outside as a design element on this gorgeous piece.

Reminiscent of stained glass, green enameling is a hidden secret on the underside of the gallery.

The Empress: Blue-Green Tourmaline Ring by Melànie D.

"This piece represents empowerment. Each of us has the potential to transform our life into something unique and powerful. My father's favorite saying was ‘Never say you can't.’ I include the bird of paradise in honor of his spirit."

Stepping into La Saint-Chapelle in Paris in the evening, my eyes sought the light. The light was shining through the stained glass windows, adding illumination and beauty at once. People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed from their light within. — Melànie D