She contacted me. She wanted a ring that melded her Congolese and German heritage. We talked about the Chokwe tribe, German sensitivity, the idea of the ‘ideal woman’. She whatsapps me from the Congo, usually from Goma. With ideas and stories. I would send her pictures of stones, designs & pearls. She works for the UN. We decided on creating the chinge-lyengelye cross found on the forehead of the Mwana Pwo mask (the fulfilled woman). Ideas of the modern woman, the modern queen in every woman. “The third idea that I’m really into is incorporating the lyengelye cross-I have always loved chokwe masks and I’m convinced that it has something to do with the combination of representing God as an integral part of what a beautiful and righteous woman is… now that I’d really love to have…” And she got it. #charltonandlola #modernwomen #jewelrydesign #jewelryporn #madeinnyc #lovegold #akoya #tourmaline #queen #madeinnyc (at New York, New York)

She contacted me. She wanted a ring that melded her Congolese and German heritage. We talked about the Chokwe tribe, German sensitivity, the idea of the ‘ideal woman’. She whatsapps me from the Congo, usually from Goma. With ideas and stories. I would send her pictures of stones, designs & pearls. She works for the UN. We decided on creating the chinge-lyengelye cross found on the forehead of the Mwana Pwo mask (the fulfilled woman). Ideas of the modern woman, the modern queen in every woman. “The third idea that I’m really into is incorporating the lyengelye cross-I have always loved chokwe masks and I’m convinced that it has something to do with the combination of representing God as an integral part of what a beautiful and righteous woman is… now that I’d really love to have…” And she got it. #charltonandlola #modernwomen #jewelrydesign #jewelryporn #madeinnyc #lovegold #akoya #tourmaline #queen #madeinnyc (at New York, New York)