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Round faceted garnet in a bezel setting on a ruggedly organic 18k yellow gold band. This type of garnet is called Malaia, which is Swahili for “the one without family”. It has a deep reddish orange colour and is found in the Umba Valley in East Africa. In Ancient Greece and Rome, garnets were worn as a protective talisman as a shield from negativity.
Disa Allsopp is a London-based designer that grew up in Barbados. Her work is inspired by ancient jewellery of the Etruscans, Egyptians and Greek and Roman civilisations. She personally selects every stone and every piece is hand-finished in her London studio.