WHAT: Mateo New York Malachite Orbit Ring with Diamond Rotation
WHY: Inspired by the works of Alexander Calder, this 14K gold malachite and diamond ring by Mateo New York exhibits the perfect balance of luxury and simplicity. This week, the collection appears for the first time in the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. The designer, Matthew “Mateo” Harris, was born to a seamstress in Montego Bay, Jamaica and moved to the U.S. when he was 16. He fell in love with NYC (as many love stories go), and launched a design career. Though he cites the city and architects and artists like Alexander Calder and Grace Jones as his inspiration, he credits his mother as his true muse.
WHERE: $1,375, mateonewyork.com