We are so excited to announce the launch of a very exclusive collection: One-of-a-Kind Birthstone Rings. Each ring is unique, with every stone sourced individually. The rings are made with 14k recycled yellow gold, and our Founder, Chelsey, designed every setting — from signet to east-west, and more — to enhance the respective birthstones. Twelve rings in total, each ring will be custom-sized to fit whoever purchases it!
This special release coincides with and celebrates the end of Women’s History Month. In honor of this and all the incredible women who came before us, we chose to name each ring after an inspiring woman in history who was born in the corresponding month. So let's learn about these inspiring people and your birthstones!
The Garnet Simone Ring
“Two separate beings, in different circumstances, face to face in freedom and seeking justification of their existence through one another, will always live an adventure full of risk and promise."
― Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
The January ring, the Garnet Simone, features a 1.76ct spessartine garnet in a classic 4 prong signet style setting. Named for Simone de Beauvoir, a 20th-century French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist, this firey garnet ring is a tribute to an even fierier feminist. While Simone was best known for her 1949 work The Second Sex, an in-depth analysis of women’s oppression, and foundational text for contemporary feminism, this ring is second to none.
The Amethyst Rosa Ring
“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.”
― Rosa Parks
The Amethyst Rosa ring is named in celebration of American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Her iconic act of defiance in the face of despicable segregation on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama inspired the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year and became an emblematic moment of the civil rights movement. Amethyst reminds us of staying steadfast to our morals and values in the face of opposition, no matter how powerful. A powerful and protective stone, amethyst is the perfect embodiment of the strength and resilience of a woman who stood up for what she believed in even when society (tried) to push her back down. We could all use a little more of such virtues, so we chose not one but three gorgeous emerald-cut amethysts for this special ring. Known for their grounding abilities, we laid the amethysts in this ring side by side, just like building blocks, to further strengthen and center the wearer in all their future endeavors.
The Aquamarine Vina Ring
“Stree Swadheenta Zindabad (Long Live Women’s Freedom)”
― Dr. Vina Mazumdar
Aquamarine, the stone of courage, was a natural match with Dr. Vina Mazumdar, the leader of the Indian women’s movement. Recognized for her tremendous energy, and intelligence, and self-described in her memoirs as a “trouble-maker,” Dr. Mazumdar was a shining beacon of light during the stormy times of India’s freedom movement. She was one of the first female academics to combine activism with scholarly research in women’s studies. While aquamarine is praised for its calming energy and ability to inspire trust, Dr. Mazumdar was praised for her ability to inspire an entire nation. May this ring bring you all the courage, trust and calming energy you need.
The Diamond Selena Ring
“I want to be remembered not only as an entertainer but as a person who cared a lot, and I gave the best that I could. I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could.”
Selena Quintanilla Perez (best known simply as Selena), was a 23-year-old Grammy award-winning singer and the iconic “Queen of Tejano” music, a type of music that fused Mexican sounds with American country and Western styles. Praised as “the king of all birthstones,” we thought a diamond would be a sublime duet for the iconic “Queen of Tejano” music whose light captivated the world. Diamonds are the classic symbol of eternal love, also said to bring balance and clarity to its wearer. Selena showed the world just how powerful balancing one’s dual cultures could be. Although English was her first language, she chose to sing in Spanish, the language of her parents and familia, proving to the world that you could embrace the traditions of the land you came from while still being hip and modern. Her sparkling spirit helped redefine Latin music and her diamond-esque strength broke down both cultural and gender barriers in the music industry and beyond.
The Emerald Audrey Ring
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
― Audrey Hepburn
Emeralds are the birthstone of the month of May and Audrey Hepburn, our Fair Lady. Emeralds are one of the most sacred and precious of gemstones, a fitting tribute to the cinema and style icon who has been proclaimed by the American Film Institute as one of the Greatest Female Stars of All Time. She remains one of only 16 people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. At once intense and tranquilizing, the lustrous hue of this green stone is a sweet representation of Spring, perfect for breakfast at Tiffany’s (or just breakfast at home, or anywhere, really). Emeralds are said to bring abundance and prosperity, and are traditionally associated with the heart chakra. Audrey was certainly in touch with her heart chakra, as her life post-Hollywood was greatly focused on giving back to those in need. She devoted much of her time to UNICEF and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
The Pearl Josephine Ring
“The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.”
― Josephine Baker
For you joyous June babies, pearls are your pièce de résistance. And who more fitting to celebrate with than Josephine Baker? An American-born entertainer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist, the world was her oyster and she was its pearl. Ernest Hemingway called her "the most sensational woman anyone ever saw,” and Pablo Picasso painted her. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture and a member of the French Resistance during World War II. After the war, she was awarded the Resistance Medal by the French Committee of National Liberation, the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. A favorite of queens and rebels like Josephine, from Cleopatra and Elizabeth I, to Marilyn Monroe and Rihanna, pearls are the ultimate gem of female power. We hope this ring brings you all the divine feminine power and prosperity that you deserve.
The Ruby Frida Ring
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
― Frida Kahlo
A fiery ring for Frida. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo — full name Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón — is revered worldwide today for her self-portraits that communicated pain and passion with bold and vibrant colors. Fittingly, her birthstone, the ruby, has been tied to love, passion, raw emotion, and courage. Her passionate and ardent works have been praised by art historians as uncompromising depictions of the female experience and form. Known for painting her experiences of chronic pain, both physical and emotional, Kahlo turned to painting after being permanently injured as a teenager and became an emblem for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements, Chicanos, and and Mexican national and indigenous traditions. Today, she is one of the highest-selling women in art. May this passionate stone, named for a most passionate woman, bring you all the passion, energy, and love you need.
The Peridot Julia Ring
“Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
― Julia Child
The timeless grace of Julia Child’s cookbooks are echoed in her birthstone ring, peridot. This American cook was more than her cookbooks, she went on to succeed internationally as a teacher, author, and television personality. Known for bringing French cuisine, notoriously hard to master, to American dinner tables, Julia was beloved for authenticity and tranquility on television. Just as Julia mastered the Art of French Cooking, this jewel masters all the sunny and happy vibes you need this August (or any month really). As elegant and tranquil as her cooking, the Peridot Julia will look just as radiant on a chef’s hand as it will on yours!
The Sapphire Junko Ring
“The mountain teaches me a lot of things. It makes me realize how trivial my personal problems are, it teaches me that life should not be taken for granted.”
― Junko Tabei
The Sapphire Junko, our September birthstone ring, is named after famed climber Junko Tabei. Junko, born in Japan in 1939, fell in love with climbing at just ten years old. She pursued it as more than a hobby, as it became a part of her lifestyle that she had to fight for. She defied the cultural expectations that were put in place for women during the time, continuing her climbs despite the sexism of the mid-20th century. She didn’t listen to the noise, and became the first woman to climb Mount Everest, but she would rather say she was “36th person,” not wanting her gender identity to divide her from the other climbers. She was diagnosed with cancer at 73, and continued her passion until she physically could no longer climb. As well, Junko researched the environmental impacts of climbing, advocating for respect and care of the summit environments that were so frequently scaled and climbed upon. The Sapphire represents intelligence, wisdom, and the ability to make good decisions. We can see these ideologies in the life of Junko Tabei, as she persevered in the world of climbing and researched the need to take care of the world’s summits.
The Opal Zaha Ring
“There are 360º, so why stick to one?”
― Zaha Hadid
The October ring, the Opal Zaha, features two unique cuts of the kaleidoscope stone set in an architectural way. This is a nod to famed female architect Zaha Hadid, one of the most famous women architects in the world. Born in Iraq, Hadid made a name for herself through her modern, sculpturally inspired designs, and for her feminist idealogy. She was outspoken about being a woman in the business of architecture, and pursued the endeavor with grace and drive, creating a legacy for herself, and an inspiration for women everywhere. We look to Zaha for an example of someone who knows what she wants, and knows how to do it. Zaha's designs remind us of the crystal opals in this ring-- it is opaque yet transparent, it reflects rainbows while capturing light. The juxtaposition of the stone is reminiscent of Zaha’s multifaceted and philosophical designs.
The Citrine Georgia Ring
“As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it before but it fitted to me exactly. There’s something that’s in the air, it’s just different. The sky is different the stars are different, the wind is different.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe on the New Mexico desert that she called home
Citrine is known for its solar quality of energy, a perfect pairing to the radiant desert energy embodied by the artistic works of Georgia O’Keefe. One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia pioneered a new style of modernist painting which simplified and abstracted the shapes and forms of the natural world that encouraged her works. The simple design of this ring showcases the 8 carat Zambian citrine in all its sunny splendor, inspired by the brilliance of the desert sun and the woman who made it her life’s work to love and paint it. While Citrine is typically associated with November birthdays, this ring is a lovely pick for all you sun lovers or anyone looking for warmer energies.
The Turquoise Ada Ring
“Imagination is the discovering faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the world of science.”
― Ada Lovelace
For December, we named the Turquoise Ada ring after mathematician and tech visionary Ada Lovelace. Born in London in 1815, Ada was naturally inclined to the maths and sciences, and devoted her life’s research to the future of technology, ultimately helping create the first computer coding system. With her drive and talent came both praise and pushback from the science community, but she found opportunity and a mentor who encouraged her inclinations, leading her to many discoveries in the field of computer science. Turquoise symbolizes hope and wisdom, two traits Lovelace embodies. Ada held wonder and excitement for the future, and was steadfast in her research, despite men of the time trying to hold her ambition back. May this Turquoise ring inspire you to be hopeful in all your endeavors, small and large.
This collection is an exciting step for us, combining two new things: minimal maximalism and one-of-a-kind.
There is only one of each ring available, so if you like one make it yours! We believe you are attracted to what you need, so listen to your instincts if one of these beauties calls. Your new treasure awaits!