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Piece of the Week: Renna’s Colorful Collaboration Pendant

CollectionsDec 09, 2022

Piece of the Week: Renna’s Colorful Collaboration Pendant

The designer debuted a capsule collection with fashion brand Alejandra Alonso Rojas.

Designer Renna Taher admits she is typically most attracted to gold and diamonds when crafting her ethereal-yet-wearable seascape-inspired jewelry, but certain stones emit their own special siren song.
 
Such was the case with a small batch of pink and green garnets, hand-cut by master gem-cutter Jean-Noel Soni of Top Notch Faceting.
 
To fully delve into the colors’ potential, she enlisted a friend. 
 
“I wanted to collaborate with a color master to bring them to life,” Taher said.
 
While Taher’s love for the ocean began in her native Laguna Beach, California, fashion designer Alejandra Alonso Rojas—known for her colorful knits—felt the same affinity for the sea in Menorca, Spain. 
 
Alonso Rojas explained, “There is a story about one late king in Spain who designed rings with octopi in them for the queen and her ladies-in-waiting. The octopus and its tentacles symbolized family and love. Renna and I wanted to integrate the tentacles as a symbol of love in this collection.”
 
She described this “Piece of the Week” peach garnet as one of her favorites from her capsule collection with Renna, debuted this week. 
 
“The pendant has a gorgeous peach garnet that is being protected as a very special treasure by the octopus,” she said.
 
“These stones look like there is water trapped inside of them,” Taher added.
 
The 3.76-carat hand-cut peach garnet is ensconced in 18-karat gold “tentacles” adorned with sapphires and diamonds.
 
The one-of-a-kind piece is priced at $26,000. Inquiries may be directed to the Renna website.

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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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