18k gold and a lot of turquoise to tell an old story… LALAoUNIS’ new Epirus collection gets us into the Greek folk art and traditional costumes that originated from the mountainous and coastal Epirus region during the 18th and 19th centuries. Creative Director Maria Lalaounis created interesting jewels in 18k gold, combined with precious and semi-precious stones. The gold is etched and brushed, giving it a soft and almost satin look, which is beautifully complimented by the colorful stones.
Preciousness meets nature in the fantastic jewels created Aida Bergsen, whose style is the result of a special mix between natural organic shapes and precious stones. Skillfully combining a European flavor with the jewelry craftsmanship of Istanbul, the Turkish designer created new jewels which look like wearable sculptures, meticulously hand carved and hand crafted with using traditional techniques to give life to excellent examples that will never lose their appeal.
Pompidou, Origami and Q, these are the names of the latest three collections created by Qayten. Every of each is a modern tribute to different symbols of art. Inspired by the extravagant and dynamic design of the pipes of Center George Pompidou, Qayten transformed its shapes into daring pieces of jewelry, crafted in yellow or white gold and peppered with diamonds, they perfectly reveal Qayten’s reverence for classical forms and references. Rings and pendants from the Origami collection are inspired by the clean lines and unique angles of the ancient Japanese art of origami. Intricate paper folding techniques reveal sculpted and crafted three-dimensional landscapes are referenced through yellow gold and white gold rings with diamond pavé, creating a happy play of light. Finally, in order to transmit its spirit, the Maison created a series of jewelry interpreting the Q of Qayten in a modern twist that sets the woman apart: dynamic yet classy, modern yet feminine.