Off balance, unexpected, and definitely meant to draw attention, raw emeralds take center stage in this collection
of rings by Paula Mendoza
that I stumbled across over at Vivre
. Raw can describe more than just the gems, as the designs themselves evoke a very primitive and unpolished (figuratively and literally) vibe as chunks of emeralds and other gems are paired with dented and misshapen 24k gold vermeil for a results that looks almost as if it could have been pulled directly from the Earth as is.
I think they're really ugly but also quite beautiful. Very fluid and abstract. I'm a huge fan of raw gems though so that could be part of it, what do you think? $325 - $650