Piece of the Week: Melissa Kaye’s ‘Riley’ Ring

CollectionsOct 01, 2021

Piece of the Week: Melissa Kaye’s ‘Riley’ Ring

It speaks to the prevalence of color in the market.

For an artist, there’s little as expressive as color and in jewelry, nothing offers such a nuanced range as enamel.

Melissa Kaye has made the most of that, crafting expressive colors that relay entirely different moods, injecting her refined collection with unexpected attitudes.

Since debuting her enamel styles in 2019, in a much bolder palette than her contemporaries that was partially inspired by athleisure, designer Kaye has owned her take on the technique, venturing into uncharted hues.

Most recently she’s delved into pastels in Easter-like hues. The new “Riley” ring that debuted this month is an example, expressing a softer side of the collection in a soft, light green.

Our “Piece of the Week” pick, the “Riley” is crafted in 18-karat yellow gold with pastel green enamel and diamonds.

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Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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