Fine jewelry is often compared to sculpture but it is rare to find something that truly encapsulates what is special about both art-forms. The work of Muriel Grateau takes the intricacy and craftsmanship of sculpture and shrinks it down to something that fits into the palm of your hand. The onyx and crystal baubles Grateau creates are truly something to marvel at. Whether she’s garnered inspiration from Robert Morris or the volcanically preserved statues of the gods at Pompeii, every piece is a wonder in and of itself.

The unique collection, which Grateau says began out of her desire for black jewels – makes a powerful yet understated impact. For those in search of something more domestic with the Grateau touch, the designer also has an equally appealing line of housewares.