Gabriella's mentor is Ted Muehling who is an incredibly well-respected designer and metalsmith in the jewelry world.
His designs are minimal, nature-inspired and impeccable, similar to Gabrialla's, but he has a style all his own. One that has never been described as less than perfection and his aesthetic is said to be more refined than any other jewelry designer out there.
Ted began designing and creating in 1975 - he creates one-of-a-kind pieces as well as multiples with the help of his very small staff in his NYC studio.
The above three pieces are some of my favorites because of how beautiful the gold is - smooth and simple, yet so interesting in shape. The ring curves and contours in such a pretty way - I hope to get a chance to try it on some day.
And these hoops have made it to my wish list. I love them so. The simple gold wire hoop without an exposed clasp and the intricate beading detail.
Both Gabriella Kiss and Ted Muehling have stolen my heart.
All photos from August.