7.14.2013

FAIRLEY. PART 2

So below I am sharing the breakdown of each 'story' in the collection, that Susannah was
kind enough to send to me. I'm sure you will fall in love with it all just as much as I have.
Can't wait to order some pieces ASAP! :) xx

ISADORA: "the gift of Isis"
The vibrant colours and gypsy charm of the Marrakech night market
inspires the Isadora collection, named after Isis, the goddess of magic
 and life, who remains a famous image of female empowerment and
 femininity. These solid sterling silver and 18k gold plate rings, cuffs
and earrings have been hand pierced and filled with rich coloured resin,
 designed in geometric patterns to resemble Moroccan mosaic work.

ALEXA: "defender of mankind"
The Alexa collection is strongly influenced by the ancient Greco-Roman era and mythological objects of war, worn to defend mankind. The gold and silver leaf motif cuff is inspired by the leaves of the olive tree; an ancient emblem of the city of Athens. The gold and silver swirl motif cuff, a Minoan symbol synonymous with the Labyrinth in Greek Mythology, can be worn both on the wrist and upper arm. The Alexa cuff design is a modern version of ancient Greco-Roman filigree. The sandblast finish on the Alexa rings gives them a lush creamy texture and a distinctive look synonamous with Greco-Roman jewellery. Each piece is made from solid sterling silver and 18k gold plate.


AURELIA: "the golden one"
Aurelia, the golden one, is a collection of individually hammered sterling silver and sterling silver 18k gold plated bangles, cuffs, earrings and rings. Each piece is hand-hammered, creating a unique pattern and texture, reminiscent of a distinct Middle-Eastern aesthetic. This ancient form of artisan craftsmanship is at the heart of this collection.

SAMARA: "soft precious light"
Originating from the same gemstone family, sapphires and rubies are two highly prized gems that emanate soft precious light. Fairley's Samara collection draws influence from its love of these beautiful stones. Fairley has combined handpicked Indian faceted rubies and sapphires with solid sterling silver and 18k matte gold plate to create rings, bracelets and necklaces. Each piece has been handcrafted to give it a Middle-Eastern aesthetic. This collection in particular shows Fairley's desire to create contemporary designs using ancient artisan techniques.
SERAPHINA: "the fiery one"
Much like the precious gemstones that travelled along the Silk Road from Persia, the Indus Valley and the Far East, Fairley travelled throughout India and Turkey in search of fiery, vibrant gemstones that would perfectly fit the Seraphina collection of rings and earrings. Inspired by Jaipur's colourful bazaars and spice markets, Fairley carefully hand selected green amethyst, Brazilan amethyst, kyanite, smoky quartz and citrine for this collection and combined these stunning gemstones with solid sterling silver and 18k gold plate to create a rich two-tone effect.





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