If you like jewelry and you crave the seaside, you should learn the name Misahara. Misahara is a fine jewelry brand created in 2013 that uses travel as inspiration for their designs. Just a quick look at the cohesive designs and vibrant stones and you’ll instantly recall the shimmering waves of the Adriatic or the golden sands of the Sahara.
Misahara is now celebrating its one-year anniversary at New York’s historic Plaza Hotel. Opening there on December 3, 2014, the flagship boutique has had a steady stream of purchasers both from New York and all around the globe. In addition to their New York location, Misahara recently coordinated with Neiman Marcus stores in both Palo Alto and Palm Beach. The brand created specific items for each store. Created by Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, the Misahara brand is meant to portray a confident, worldly woman. Each bracelet, necklace, and ring is handmade in New York with 18k or 20k gold, diamonds, and gemstones.
Says the designer of her work, “I created Misahara fine jewelry in 2013 for women like myself who have the confidence and artistic flair to wear unique pieces of jewelry. It’s about acquiring and wearing something that has meaning.” Prices for Galeb-Roskopp’s designs range from about $5000 to over $80,000.
Misahara’s Plima drop earrings are a classy mix of diamonds, gold, and pink and purple gems. A swirl of color, the earrings make you think of a sunset off the coast of Italy. Their Talas design is set with a perfectly rounded red orange fire opal surrounded by white diamonds in a rose gold ring. A squiggle of gold runs through the center line of the ring itself, making the design a fun statement piece for any outfit. Rainbow gemstones fill the Korali cuff bracelets in the collection, reminiscent of the Sahara desert. Set in gold, the gemstones fill the space in two legs of the bracelet, with negative space in between. The Adriana is a misshapen gold oval line with diamonds and filled with a vibrant stone at its center. A pyrnite spring green stone fits perfectly with the gold tones.
A major part of the jewelry created by Galeb-Roskopp is the Unity symbol, a triangular shaped piece that is either hidden or in plain sight in each of the designs. Meant to represent the principles that guide the company, the Unity symbol is just one of the many things that makes Misahara such a captivating brand. “The Unity symbol reminds all of us at Misahara of the principles that guide us, and to our obligation to ourselves and to the world to be the best we can be… not just in our craft, but in life. Remembering the past, working on the present, building for the future – this is Unity, and that is who we are at Misahara.”
Each design is unique. The stones used are not normally seen in traditional jewelry stores, making the Misahara brand even more exciting to own. Purchase one of these items and you will not only have a work of art to call your own, you’ll be able to display that art when you wear it out to your next big event. As an added bonus, Misahara collaborates with and supports local children’s charities, so you know your hard-earned cash is going to a good cause. Stop by the Plaza today to visit the shop and see the designs.