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FINANCIAL TIMES | FORCES OF NATURE

Jewellers are now channeling the primal side of nature to create designs that have an unconventional beauty. Vivienne Becker reports. Photography by Andy Barter. Styling and set design by Thea Lewis-Yates

 

[…] London-based Lebanese designer-jeweller Gaelle Khouri takes a fiercely conceptual approach in her Soft Deconstruction collection. The Self-Portrait fish earrings (£4,800) show “bones” in rose gold, with alternating fleshy heads and tails pavéd in cloudy, icy, heavily included white diamonds. The Imbroglio ring (£3,415) is an oversized cellular sculpture in blackened silver, with an undulating rose-gold spine set with white and brown diamonds and bright-green tsavorite garnets. Khouri is fascinated with human reactions to nature, including the forces of attraction and repulsion, hence fer choice of caterpillars, centipedes and cockroaches as the framework for earrings (£1,864 each), a necklace (£3,300, pictured on previous pages) and a ring (£3,300, pictured on previous pages) and a ring (£2,613, pictured on previous pages), and a vertebrae for a bony, knobbly, blackened-silver Spine cuff (5,020, pictured above). The Conflicting emotions are reflected in her use of metals. “I started mixing metals – bronze and gold – to lower the cost,” she says, “but found the mixture went well with the spirit of my designs.” The combination and contrast of tone and texture, dark and light, matt and shiny, reinforce the dynamism of nature and make her jewels seem very alive. […]

 

 

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