Multigem Stacked Rings, Necklace, and Drop Earring Collection
Ruth Taubman (BFA 1981)
Known for her dazzling work in rare gemstones, colored golds, and South Sea and freshwater pearls, Ruth Taubman is one of the few woman jewelry designers who is also an accomplished goldsmith. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing program, Ruth has been envisioning and crafting limited edition and one of a kind jewelry for more than 35 years, first in New York and now from her private studio in Michigan. Ruth’s stunning signature pieces wed the richness of classical Italian and Etruscan jewelry with clean, highly versatile modern lines. She specializes in distinctive multistone necklaces combining rare, unusually colored gemstones, as well as rings featuring large, beautiful stones set in her unmistakable bezel settings, which enhance each gem’s “lit from within” effect. Gorgeous pearl necklaces, from delicate to luxe, are another Taubman trademark. Her earrings showcase vibrant gemstones, sometimes asymmetrically paired in complementary colors, reflecting Ruth’s gift for designs both beautifully executed and utterly fresh. Ruth Taubman’s byword is wearable, comfortable luxury.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.