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It started with a chain, caught around Katia Gaydamak’s palm. A jewellery designer by profession, she and her gemmologist sister Sonia had decided to create a line of jewellery, when the idea for an unconventional piece formed in their minds. The result was a unique hand bracelet, a ring of…

Having lived a vibrant youth and experienced popular culture through the likes of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente and Jeff Koons, Suzanne Syz produces pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. It is no wonder that Geneva-based contemporary jewellery designer’s works appear rather whimsical yet, still elegant and appealing to the eyes.   Make…

Among the myriad of blue gemstones, lapiz lazuli’s celestial opaque blue with golden sparkles across its surface is one of the oldest. The stone, used since 31,000 BC, is noted for its intense deep blue hue, formed by its high sulphur content. Its unique starry night appeal, in turn, comes…

The word ‘enamel’ comes from the old German word ‘smelzan‘ meaning ‘to smelt’. Jewellers have been engaged with the art of enamelling since the 13th century or perhaps even earlier, dabbling in different techniques to immortalise the colourful artistry. When painted and fired onto gold, the result is a vibrant…