“In the Space Between” is how Cécile zu Hohenlohe (available at Chamber Gallery, chambernyc.com) refers to her sculptural rings, whose stones appear to float on the hands. Each unique creation ($8,000 to $28,000) features rough and polished stones in a design that spans three fingers, with the open space between the gems serving as an integral part of that design.
The designer uses precious and semiprecious stones, as well as minerals and meteorite. “The process is like an abstract painting,” says Hohenlohe. “I meditate over the stones, and over time a design comes forth organically.” She describes her jewelry’s mix of elements, such as the ring shown below with a chunk of lava rock, mother-of-pearl, and a faceted peridot, as the “tame and untamed.”