The beauty of imperfection is a theme that weaves through Milamore’s jewellery. Designed by George Root, who was raised in Japan and now resides in New York, one of the house’s signature collections is Kintsugi, a line inspired by the Japanese method of carefully restoring broken ceramics, repairing them with gold enamel to create something even more beautiful. “I felt as though this same philosophy could be applied to every human being,” says George. “We’ve all been through situations that have altered us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of,” he adds, noting that he wants the wearer to be reminded of this when wearing his designs.
George reimagines the kintsugi technique in gold and luminous stones, as in 18k yellow gold rings with an undulating, irregular shape that are set with diamonds, or natural pearls captured within an 18k yellow gold cage whose irregular form resembles a net, to be worn as a charm.
Alongside his Japanese upbringing, George’s collection pays homage to his grandmother Mila, with the house’s name inspired by her. Indeed, as he takes inspiration from his own life, the Milamore collection is in turn intended “to express something deeply personal and authentic about the person who wears it.”
In that vein is Milamore’s Zodiac Collection, single earrings that offer a spare, abstract take on the 12 zodiac signs. Some of the designs are fashioned solely in 18k gold, while others are set with diamond droplets, too.
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