I am air. Light and ethereal, the wind through which birds soar. At the same time, I am water. Free, fresh, energetic. And land. With roots that tie me to the olive groves and to my ancestors’ homes. But, above all, I am light. The dawn awakening in ochre. Organic shadows resting on my skin. A glass prism in its mineral form. The fragile reflection of a ceramic vase. I carry the Mediterranean in every drop of my being. And I like it.
Every celebration is graced by guests and jewellery that form the life and soul of the party. Those that exude charm, that transmit a special energy, that are radiant and catch everyone’s eye because they are unique. The new La Nuit jewellery collection created by occasion wear designer Maria Roch in collaboration with Joid’art is inspired by the party spirit.
The sensation of diving into the water. That freshness that seeps through every cell of our bodies. Appreciate the vastness of a fascinating world in which we are but miniscule guests. Feel the embrace of the water. Discover the multitude of wondrous forms and underwater landscapes. Swim back to the surface and float there. Close your eyes and soak in the incredible beauty. Feel the heat of the sun on your skin. Know that summer has arrived, and with it, the jewellery collection that bears its name.
For centuries, Mediterranean cultures have explored the craft of mosaics. Our Greek, Roman and Mesopotamian ancestors used them to decorate their walls, and the fascination towards creating art from these tiny pieces has prevailed until today, with magnificent examples from artists such as Gaudí, Franz Spohn, Pete Manson and Emma Karp. Today, jewellery designer Berta Riera exhibits her special tribute to this craft in the Moitie Aribau collection.
A full moon and a sky full of stars. Distant planetary orbits trace the outlines of spherical jewels. Tiny lights illuminate the earth. Planetary collections, such as Eclipse and Anais, dazzle in a dance of eternal shadows. A beauty that only shines more brightly as the night draws in.
To stroll through Barcelona is to lose yourself in a sea of contrasts; a contemplation of contemporaneity and design, past and future, dazzling light and deep shadow, vibrant colour and stone grey. It is to feel the Mediterranean. It is to trace the path marked out by Gaudí to discover its soul, which is precisely what jewellery designer Noemi Eggenschwiler has done…
There are secret gardens where life is slower, the air is fresher and the sky looks bluer. They are natural areas where the light gently caresses. And the flowers grow happy. And jewellery designers, like Sara Domènech, tend to their magnolias and create amazing collections of the same name.
A stroll along the beach. Sunlight. The gentle lapping of the waves. Water swirling around your feet. An eclectic array of pebbles lining the shore. Each one unique; flat, oval, sculpted by time. Someone picks them up and puts them in their pocket ready to take home and reinterpret as art. As simple and evocative as that. That is precisely how the new Pebbles jewellery collection created by Berta Riera came into being.
Circles represent balance, beauty, perfection. The iris of the eye. The graphite core of a pencil. A perfect droplet. Life moves in circles. And the new Cercles collection by sculptor Sara Domènech does the same. Jewellery that flirts with circles, deconstructing them and forming stunning miniature sculptures.
I see landscapes where time sways. Infinite horizons of waves. I hear nature beat. I feel the magnetism of the plants that surround me. Stems in capricious forms. Intense colours. Scents fresh like the breeze. The Mediterranean light caresses my skin. I wear flowers. I’m wrapped in sea. I close my eyes. I let myself be carried away…