Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re thinking about giving the gift of jewelry, we suggest going big. This gold and diamond bracelet by Roberto Coin is perfect for many wrists, and the design has a history that appeals to me - and lots of art and architecture lovers.
The design, named Obelisco, uses a geometric shape similar to the top of an obelisk, which is one of the oldest designs for monuments. First seen in ancient Egypt, obelisks guarded temple and tomb doors, were built and moved to Rome and Paris, and used to decode hieroglyphics. The tallest obelisk in the world is our own Washington Monument.
This shape has also been used in fine jewelry for over a century. Sugar loaf cut gemstones - named for sugar molds - is the exact same shape as the obelisk tip. From rings set with sugar loaf gemstones to more modern styles by designers in Italy, France and the US, the unique shape has become iconic.
That brings us back to this bracelet, a geometric jewelry masterpiece in 18K gold and diamonds. Priced at $16,500.00, the Obelisco bracelet by Roberto Coin will be the perfect statement piece for one very special mother this year.
And to all Mom’s, we thank you for all you do, and hope you enjoy your Sunday!