In Detail

Doryn Wallach’s jewelry, inspired by the big and small of architecture

Above: Normandie Scale Pendant ($5,170)

Jewelry designer Doryn Wallach

I used to sit on the floor of the boutique where my mother worked and sketch the jewelry in the cases,” says jewelry designer Doryn Wallach. “I’ve always been drawn to the history and romance of jewelry, and I love the beauty of reinvention.” Those early influences and lasting interests emerged in her inevitable first piece—she used diamonds from an eternity band that she rarely wore and found inspiration in the architecture of the Chrysler Building. Not only was that the birth of her signature piece, the Gladiator Ring, it was the start of a whole new chapter in her life. “When many people stopped me to ask who designed my ring, I realized I could make my passion into a career.”

The NYC mom of two—who was living in Westport when her first child was born—went through a self-transformation. She called on her nearly two decades in the world of interior design to create a jewelry collection, and each piece is influenced by interiors and architecture with an updated Art Deco feel. Outside of NYC buildings, her creative touchstones include the entrance lobby of London’s Daily Express Building and the Art Deco architecture of Miami’s Collins Avenue. She also responds to the limitless house details: ladder-back chairs, fireplace screens, faceted doorknobs, marble countertops, cabinet hardware and such. While some designers find inspiration in the stars or the wide-open seas, Wallach finds her spark from man-made innovation, big and small. It’s revealed in her jewelry’s bold shapes, contrasting textures and rich stones, including white and black diamonds, black onyx, agate, turquoise, red coral, pearl, sapphire and emerald. “I love playing with complementary forms, textures, colors and layers to create jewelry with a timeless appeal,” she notes.

Each piece is handcrafted in New York; find them at Lux Bond & Green in Westport. More at dorynwallach.com and lbgreen.com.

Signature Pearl Kite stud earrings ($1,120)
Black onyx stud earrings ($1,160)
Gladiator Ring ($3,700)

THANKS MOM!

Doryn’s gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Magnolia Branches
“I love how they last a long time and work year-round in a vase in any entryway or bathroom. Cheery!” Terrain; shopterrain.com

Red Delfi Collective
“A chic dress in one of my favorite colors.” fred.; thefredshop.com

Faux Ostrich Bag
“Great for a dinner date or just errands around town!” Dovecote, 56 Post Rd. E., Westport

 

 

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