Within a mile radius from the heart of Greenwich, there are more fine jewelry stores than one can count on both hands. While many sell a wide variety of jewelry styles, there is one store that is distinctly different than the rest. And that one store is Sorab & Roshi, located on Putnam Avenue just a few steps southwest of Greenwich Avenue. Last weekend, I popped in to see what was new.
The super chic boutique stylishly displays the fantastical one-off creations of the husband and wife duo Sorab Bouzarjomehri and Roshi Ameri, who established their eponymous label in 1988.
Bold colors, sculptural volume and plenty of whimsy define their jewelry design aesthetic, using various gemstones and natural materials to bring their ideas to life. All of the jewelry is designed and handmade by Sorab himself, right down to the last detail, with several pieces requiring intricate carving and sculpting. (check out this behind the scenes feature of Sorab on the jewelry bench)
Seeing as we’re now well into fall, I felt inspired by the rustling leaves and the wooden branches from which they fall, so I asked to see a few pieces that best displayed the use of that motif or material, or both! With that idea in mind, Roshi kindly pulled some of their latest, autumn-worthy pieces made from mother nature’s finest woods and earth’s most colorful gemstones.
I loved the series of leaves carved out of woods like cocobolo, ebony, rosewood and walnut and accented by vibrant colored gemstones.
I particularly liked these bangles, not only for their fabulous design but for the very fun sound they make when they jangle together.
Part of the fun was selecting and assembling the jewelry on the trays! Just look how striking the amber and blue topaz flower pins are! The amber was incredibly pristine and radiating with color!