By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
X and O rings ($500 for both)“The fun thing about the pieces is that, unlike in structure, you can choose to show off the detail or not,” Macri says.

In Beth Macri’s customizable collection, Hidden Messages, each piece offers two looks.


From one angle, they appear to be simple bars. But then the wearer flips the piece up, revealing a special letter, number or symbol chosen from a stock of characters created by Macri.

“The Hidden Messages collection was inspired from my years working as a structural engineer,” Macri told National Jeweler. “Engineers and architects work in cross sections; there is a lot of significant detail hidden from plain sight in buildings and structures. This collection represents the hidden details.”

Although the line is available both in sterling silver and 14-karat yellow and rose gold vermeil, Macri said she likes working in silver because it’s a great medium.

“It’s high quality and still affordable,” she said. “It looks beautiful when it is polished, yet acquires a beautiful patina over time. I also love how we can obtain the deep black from our oxidation process, giving the pieces much more depth and interest.”

Click through this gallery to see sterling silver rings, earrings and necklaces in the Hidden Message collection. All prices listed are retail.





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