{ One Sparkling Collaboration. Dallas Shaw for Jennifer Dawes Design. }

Collaborations have always been my thing. Now, during the lead up to my book, I’m excited to announce the debut of my first design collaboration! Yes, I usually take on illustrations for luxury brands, but in the past few years I’ve been spending a lot of time behind the scenes with designers. I’m excited to be lending my personal style to a few pieces off-paper this year. For the first, I’ve teamed up with Jennifer Dawes Design to create a custom three-piece diamond ring set.

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I came across Jennifer Dawes’ Design jewelry via Instagram– and it was love at first sight. When her PR rep reached out to see if I might be interested in a design project -- Y E S andwhencanistart -- was my answer.

Jennifer calls these “lifestyle stacks”. Each is inspired by a different one of her clients. I’m proud to announce that the aptly named "fashion illustrator" stack features a gorgeous 1.40ct radiant cut diamond from the Diamond Foundry.

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If you’ve been following on instagram you most likely saw the sketches right from the beginning, as I shared the entire process online! I know some of you voted for silver, but I chose up-cycled, warm hues of rose and yellow gold paired with ethically sourced, brilliant, sparkling diamonds. I designed with my usual tools -- watercolor, pencil and paper -- and Jennifer brought the design to life flawlessly.

I love the idea of stacking your wedding ring. It’s a ring you wear for your entire life, so it should suit all of yours days - even the indecisive ones. You can wear all three rings stacked, just two, mix them up, or some days opt to wear only a single band. When I’m on the beach I like to keep things light, but when I’m at an event, I like to make sure I’m making a statement. Those times I pile on all three.

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This is the first of 4 scheduled design collaborations for me in the coming months. FOUR! If you haven’t been following recent projects with lifestyle brands (Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Four Seasons and many more) on social - you might want to catch up.

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Please email info@dallasshaw.com

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