LEBANON - Avant-garde, fashion-forward and opulent describe Rosa Maria's non-traditional designs. Bold, sculptural and chunky, her rings combine organically shaped beds of sterling silver set with sparkling natural-colored rose cut diamonds, topaz or a thin layer of gold. When she began her career in 1998, she was met with resistance from the more traditional jewelry houses, but holding fast to her vision, she continued and has since created a collection of earthy, sophisticated rings. Rosa Maria operates her studio with her three sisters in central Beruit and is proud of the fact her craftspeople are both Muslim and Christian. Her studio's production is very small and primarily distributed in fine fashion boutiques throughout Europe and the Middle East. TWIST is very proud to be one of her only outlets outside of these areas.