I have been on an event planning tirade lately...one pop-up retail event to another with barely a week to catch my breath. My latest collaboration with Ravinstyle.com was a great success...they transformed Wonderland Fashion Flea Market at the already fab Wonderland Beauty Parlor into indie shopping heaven. They brought the best of the best from their popular ecommerce site which led to several new discoveries that I just feel compelled to blog about. Today's feature is about the elusive cocktail ring...when I say elusive of course I am referring to my inability to find a chic bauble that will fit my petite fingers. I have searched high and low and up until last Sunday, had failed miserably...I covet them and am always envious of the women who can pull off what I consider to be an essential accessory, so when I happened upon the Marcia Moran creations featured at the WFFM, I rejoiced!!!
Brazilian designer, Marcia Moran uses a stunning combination of semi-precious stones, wood, metal and gold to create sohpisticated statement rings that are not only feminine, but at the same time have a modern fashion edge that makes the typical glitzy cocktail ring look beyond dated. I love the way she plays with shape and creates an asymmetry that is balanced...yes an oxymoron, but 100% true. My favorite, and ultimately the ring I just had to have, was a striking amazonite stone set in a sleek organic wood ring with 18k gold plated trim...gorgeous and only $142 (crazy)!!! I almost splurged and also bought a mutli-faceted, elongated topaz ring (my birthstone) for only $130, but came to my recessionista senses...not something I do often. Finally, one of my colleagues was coveting the dramatic ring with a druzy stone, a textured oval blue stone with black and white flecks, set in an 18k gold plated open setting...for $180, gorgeous.
Each piece is really special and I haven't seen anything like them, especially at this price, so if you too are in search of the perfect cocktail ring, well search no more...Marcia Moran serves up some of the best spring "cocktails" around!!!