18 April 2019
3 picks of the bunch
Among the hundreds of jewelry items I’ve seen over the past weeks, here are three that particularly appealed to me.
Christina Soubli: filigree earrings
These delicate earrings reflect Christina Soubli‘s two fold heritage: a rich Greek tradition and a jeweler family background. Here she uses her favorite technique, the ancient method of filigree work, where thin gold wires (sometimes twisted) are soldered together. Making play with full and empty spaces, they form a delicate neo-lace accentuated by freshwater micro-pearls.
Jacqueline Rabun: the meditation pendant
British jeweler Jacqueline Rabun rarely works with precious stones. Her minimalist jewelry is shaped by organic lines full of movement in gold or silver. The pieces she has been creating for Georg Jensen for 18 years are in the same vein. For this pendant, she has made an exception: it is oval, and features a piece of aventurine in a gold recipient. Beyond its decorative purpose, the stone can also be used for meditating. As it can be handled, it absorbs body heat and then disseminates its powerful energy.
Alice Cicolini: enamel ring
The beauty of Alice Cicolini‘s ring lies in not only in its 22 carat Muzo emerald, but also the masterful enameling of her craftsmen in Jaipur. After many long years, they have succeeded in juxtaposing the various colors, forming flowers and leaves without digging into the metal or separating them with gold wire. The delineation is extraordinarily precise. A feat that has modernized the enameling technique.