May 23, 2017
By Matt Stewart | May 24, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
Inspiration derived from the four corners of the world drives Misahara’s global aesthetic.
Glam slam: Misahara’s Lepa Galeb-Roskopp was inspired by the ocean in the design for the Cali Dreamin’ necklace, which is set with brilliant natural yellow and pink diamonds.
From New York to California, Porto Montenegro to Moscow, Lepa Galeb-Roskopp’s travels each year inform her imaginative designs for Misahara, a brand that has captured the attention of New York style setters since its boutique opened here last year. “Pieces have to have a story,” says the jewelry designer as she calls attention to the exquisite Cali Dreamin’ necklace of fancy yellow, pink, and white diamonds and emeralds set in 18k yellow and rose gold. “This came to me while I was surfing in Laguna Beach. After the second set of waves went over, I caught an amazing glimpse of the ocean and then spent two sleepless nights working on the design.”
Another showstopper is the Camelot Pearlescent, an intricate piece of body jewelry made of champagne pearls, citrines, white diamonds, and pink sapphires. “I love pearls,” says Galeb-Roskopp of the one-of-a-kind piece, “but was determined to use them in a bohemian way.” 2016 will be a busy year for Misahara as it partners with Neiman Marcus in California and Palm Beach and announces several other initiatives. Says Galeb-Roskopp, “This is a very exciting time for us!” Misahara at the Shops at the Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th St., 212-371-7050
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILOS NADAZDIN