Leto Lama Jewellery on JCK Magazine

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Tomfoolery London’s Annual Love Ring Exhibit Returns

Love Ring, Tomfoolery London’s annual showcase of alternative engagement and wedding jewelry by some of the globe’s most creative designers, kicks off April 20 at the retailer’s gallery in Muswell Hill.

Running through June 22, this year’s Love Ringbrings a theme of vibrant colors, most noticeably shades of green. “Vivid emeralds feature more heavily this year, with exclusives from Ruth Tomlinson and Brooke Gregson,” says Tomfoolery owner Laura Kay. “Overall, there’s a focused love for technique and design individuality.

“Previous events have changed so dramatically each year. Last year was still very focused on deco design, but this year I’m seeing more interest in individuality again,” Kay says.

In another trend, bold is indeed back: Compared with more delicate creations of past Love Ring shows, there seem to be many signet-inspired designs and wide bands in the 2024 edition.

“As we move into our ninth edition of Love Ring, I can feel an immediate buzz for the new designers,” Kay says, mentioning two of the new participants: “Leto Lama, a third-generation artist of Tibetan and Greek heritage, [whose] jewelry has ancient finishes and kitsch modern colors and features Leto’s signature face seen in her paintings. Charlotte Rowenna, based out of Pembrokeshire, hand-carves wax in gentle swirls around tiny gemstones reminiscent of the sea and her natural surroundings.”

Below are some highlights from the Love Ring exhibit.

Alison Macleod Catkin sapphire ring
Catkin ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.185 ct. Ceylon sapphire, 0.135 ct. emerald, and 0.08 ct. champagne diamond, £2,180 ($2,720); Alison Macleod
Alice Clarke Gypsy Cove ring
Gypsy Cove ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.84 ct. Montana sapphire and diamonds, £3,185 ($3,960); Alice Clarke
Ami Pepper Barnacle cluster ring
Barnacle cluster ring in 9k yellow gold with 1.35 ct. light blue sapphire and 0.19 ct. t.w. diamonds, £2,720 ($3,390); Ami Pepper
Irena Chmura Dryad V ring
Dryad V ring in 14k yellow gold with 1.05 ct. oval teal sapphire, 0.68 ct. t.w. round teal sapphires, and 0.04 ct. t.w. diamonds, £4,415 ($5,490); Irena Chmura
Shimara Carlow teal parti sapphire ring
Solitaire ring in 18k yellow gold with green parti sapphire and diamonds, £1,875 ($2,340); Shimara Carlow
Brooke Gregson Harmony tourmaline ring
Harmony ring in 18k yellow gold with 3.49 ct. green tourmaline and 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request (sold); Brooke Gregson
Diana Mitchell emerald ring
Carved ring in 18k yellow gold with emerald, £3,650 ($4,540); Diana Mitchell
Evangeline Porche tourmaline ring
Interlaced ring in 14k yellow gold with green tourmaline, £2,000 ($2,490); Evangeline Porche
Franny E green tourmaline ring
Ring in 14k yellow gold with green tourmaline and diamonds, £2,195 ($2,730); Franny E
Ruth Tomlinson Luminous ring
Luminous cluster ring in 18k yellow gold with 2.2 ct. emerald-cut green tourmaline and 0.33 ct. t.w. salt-and-pepper diamonds, £5,800 ($7,220); Ruth Tomlinson
Leto Lama sapphire butterfly ring
Butterfly ring in 18k yellow gold with multicolor sapphires and diamonds, £4,575 ($5,690); Leto Lama
Page Sargisson salt and pepper ring
Round engagement ring in 18k yellow gold with 1.03 ct. salt-and-pepper diamond, £3,540 ($4,410); Page Sargisson
Ellis Mhairi Cameron lab diamond ring
TF exclusive ring in 14k recycled gold with 1.54 ct. lab-grown diamond, £3,695 ($4,600); Ellis Mhairi Cameron
Maria Manola Atacama ring
Atacama signet ring in 9k yellow gold with sapphires and pink, champagne, salt-and-pepper, and milky diamonds, £1,875 ($2,340); Maria Manola

In addition to the designers mentioned or pictured above, participants in the 2024 Love Ring include Rosalyn Faith (new this year), Lynne MacLachlan, Momocreatura, Laura Ngyou, Emily Nixon, Eily O’Connell, Sarah Straussberg (also new), Issy White, and WWAKE. The exhibit also includes Tomfoolery in-house brands TF Art Echo, TF Bands, TF Infinite, and TF Muse.

Top: Rainbow Mega Halo ring in 9k yellow gold with 1 ct. white sapphire and 2.6 cts. t.w. multicolor sapphires, £4,600 ($5,724); Ciara Bowles

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