SANSON : Like the magical glimmer of light that reflects onto Lake Como in Italy, white diamonds shine brightly against smooth dark ebony wood from Mali. The romantic combination of bold and soft is a signature of designer Linda Hagobian, who creates the jewelry in the same enchanting area. As a result, this diamond wood ring lends a fairy tale feeling that’s fashionable and fine.
Linda uses turquoise, ebony, diamonds, Italian-crafted 18-karat gold, and sterling silver findings in all of her pieces. While she crafts the designs, it takes a global village to assemble Hagobian's pieces, from the artisans in Italy who painstakingly make sure each graduated piece of turquoise is of the right size and color and perfectly strung, to the 42 African men and women who carve the ebony into precise shapes. As a sign of gratitude, the company donates part of the proceeds of the collection to Dogon Schulen, which builds schools in Mali, West Africa.