Two minds are better than one….perhaps? However when two creative forces collide the outcome can be pretty outstanding, as is the case with a recent collaboration between Auckland-based jeweller Zora Bell Boyd and accessory label Walter Crow. The duo have released a limited range of rings, based on a fictional tale involving the deadly plant-hemlock water dropwort.
The capsule collection includes five rings available in three different finishes. Dainty pod rings are set with black sapphires and translucent moonstones, floral bands dazzle with black sapphires and rubies and large ornate opera rings are finished with a large red ruby.
The release finds Walter Crow, the fictional adventurer and namesake of the brand, in Sardinia where he falls in love with a beautiful opera singer who has a horrible accident involving the poisonous plant.
“We’ve never done exclusively female jewellery and Zora challenged us to find the female in Walter’s story. The opportunity to inject some Shakespearean type drama was an exciting prospect,” explains Walter Crow co-founder Peter Bowden.
Working from the reference story, the resulting interpretation finds Zora’s creations landing on a midpoint between her trademark unrestrained style and Walter Crow’s muted colour pallet.
The rings are available to order online at www.waltercrow.co.nz and in store at Zora Bell Boyd jewellery.