By Manon Crespi
Two triangles coming together at its points, a symbol created by jewelry designer, Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, comprise the logo of her company, Misahara. They are the tangible expression of the soul of the brand: unity. With two parents from vastly different cultures, an American mother and Serbian father, Galeb-Roskopp knows firsthand that the state of being one amongst diversity is entirely possible. And it’s a beautiful thing.
If unity is the soul of her company’s brand, Porto Montenegro is its muse. It’s the beloved place where she and her family spent their summers when she grew up, and it’s where she, her husband and their children spend their summers today. It’s also the home of one of Misahara’s flagship boutiques, which opened this summer.
While unity and diversity are celebrated in the Misahara collections, Galeb-Roskopp is also inspired by the nature and cultures she experiences throughout all of her travels. She designs jewelry for tenacious women who feel comfortable in their own skin, and aspires to reflect their strength in pieces that are bold, eclectic and one-of-a-kind.
One of my favorite Misahara pieces, the Sahara choker, is a reversible diamond and sapphire necklace that illustrates chaos and unity, inspired by the war-torn Slavic countries of the early 1990s.
Misahara 18K rose gold Sahara Choker with 24 carats hot pink sapphire and 17.25 carats white diamonds, $120,000, misahara.com
Lepa Galeb-Roskopp uses one-of-a-kind color combinations of quartz, diamonds and sapphires in the Talas-Deux ring, which pays homage to the beautiful waves of the Adriatic Sea.
Misahara 18K rose gold Talas-Deux ring with 14.25 carats pink quartz, 1 carat hot pink sapphires and .10 carat white diamonds, $8,500, misahara.com
The unity symbol shows up again in the Lindi earrings with the diamond-studded circle representing the circle of life.
Misahara 18K yellow gold Lindi earrings with 24.6 carats amethyst and 1.75 carats white diamonds, $11,000, misahara.com
The Around the World earrings made with various colors of diamonds and sapphires represent the beauty of diversity around the globe.
Misahara 18K yellow gold Around the World earrings with 4.25 carats green diamonds, 3.15 carats white diamonds and 2.33 carats pink and yellow sapphires, $47,000, misahara.com
These are just a few of the many glorious jewelry pieces from Misahara! Check them out in person at the Misahara boutique located in The Plaza Hotel in New York City, NY, Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, CA and Frost in London, England. Or, if curiosity is getting the best of you, get a preview at misahara.com