Ten/ten Botswana capsule collection of engagement rings

Catherine Sarr of Almasika

What is the concept of the Serene ring?

The pieces ALMASIKA creates are sculptural but organic, it’s this same ethos I brought to the Serene ring. It’s a lyrical interpretation of love, I was inspired by two streams of water flowing and enveloping a rock forming an infinite energy embodied by the diamond. I want this ring to evolve with the person wearing it, to convey this idea of an infinite energy, a forever bond.

What’s the importance of Ten/ten for you?

I take pride in my approach to materials, all of ALMASIKA’s diamonds are conflict free. Since our inception, a responsible value chain has been at the core of ALMASIKA. So I jumped at the chance to contribute to the TEN TEN collection using Botswana diamonds.

Aurora Lopez Mejia

What is the concept of the Mara ring?

As an artist I create constant reminders in the forms of wearable talismans and my art and sculptures which are inscribed with words which are a part of one’s personal history.
This created solitaire is a delicate version of a ring which I created for my collectors who had their solitaire rings in a drawer.
The rings were outdated and no longer matched their evolving dynamic personality.
I create pieces for highly creative unique personalities.

The Mara ring Is the embodiment of a strong character who is connected to nature.
The squared curves of the band follow the natural shape of one’s finger and connect to a true circle stage which becomes the home of the diamond.
The true circle is representing the infinite union without beginning or end…
As everything I create serves as a constant reminder, I have hand inscribed the most powerful word of all: LOVE on the palm of the hand as the wearer’s little secret.
Like all ancient talismans, this ring is created to transcend time.

What’s the importance of Ten/ten for you?

As my collectors find me through word of mouth, I was very keen to be a part of Ten/Ten as it gives a new generation the opportunity to own one of my pieces.
I was also intrigued by the responsible sustainable aspects which De Beers is committed to in Botswana. They have supported a community and culture who continues to thrive and grow by a strong educational backbone. The preciousness and shine of the diamonds is reflective of the integrity the ethical mining process.
The ultimate result is a ring created with pure consciousness.

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