My grandma Lilly was perfectly imperfect and carried a world of layers and stories, which I never truly had an opportunity to uncover. Through stories, I’ve learned that she was a force— one that loved against all odds. I designed the Lilly ring in her honor, because I remember what she represented, acceptance, deep respect, and fearlessness. My mom wore a ring everyday that was passed down by her mother, Lilly. I remember always wanting to wear that beautiful gold ring with a bold red garnet stone. Today, I realize we collect items often because we are attached to the memorialization of a specific person, place, or time even before the aesthetic. The Lily ring I’ve designed is a tale of endearment for my mom, and thus her mom. Anyone who chooses to make their own, or purchase a particular color is providing new life to this stylish display of affection.
How amazing it is to have loved ones that have been there, done that. Seen it all and then some? I love so much the spirited women in my life that paved an imperfect path so that I can be...Continue reading