What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Power of the Sea


Mary MacGill

These are the glorious jewelry pieces by artist and designer Mary MacGill. She splits her time between two of the most beautiful places in the northeast – Block Island in RI and the gorgeous artists’ haven that is New York’s Hudson Valley. MacGill’s studio is responsible for many beautiful things – fashion, accessories, objects, and art – but it’s her jewelry on which I’d like to focus.

It’s unusual these days that a successful, moderate-priced jewelry label would still make their pieces by hand, but that’s just how MacGill does it. Like the ocean, her work has a quiet, inevitable power and attraction. And it’s no accident that her pieces bring to mind the sea.

“I’m drawn to the ocean. Seeing light through stone gives me a sense of calm, like watching the sun reflect on water.”

Mary MacGill to Martha Stewart Living magazine

MacGill’s pieces showcase remarkable rounded stones including aquamarine, tourmaline, moonstone, and the most amazing baroque pearls. I love how she makes the stones the story without having to overwork the gold holding them. Her simplistic, wearable designs would go equally well with an evening gown, a business suit, or a bathing suit and sarong.

You can see all of Mary MacGill’s fabulous designs on her website and on Instagram.

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When pearls hug :: 14k Keshi Pearl rings

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “The Power of the Sea

  1. Beautiful. If I were into jewelry this would be my go to.

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  2. Need a better eye, so hope somebody can help me. In the very first display there are two pair of earrings with a stone. Is the gold in the stone or are the gold wire glued to the stone? Same with the earrings in three. I enjoyed all of them. If my wife were still alive, I could see her wearing a few of them. Wonderful and beautiful. Hal

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    • I’m not sure! Can’t get Instagram to blow up, so I just don’t know. Anyone else?

      Everything I’ve heard about your wife makes me like her more!


    • I was dazzled by all of these–I am a jewelry kinda gal. In almost all her pieces you can see the gold post going through the stone. In the displays you question, Hal–#’s 1 and 3, it looks like the gold is glued to the stone. At least that is my take. The circle of gold does not look like it is through the stone. I hope this helps. What do you think, Donna?

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  3. Every single piece makes me swoon. I love this style of jewellery.

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