Today we’re catching five minutes with award-winning designer Myriam Soseilos, the woman behind the MyriamSos jewellery brand.
Soseilos compares her jewellery to Chanel’s little black dress in that it has a contemporary yet timeless feel, and the jewellery stands out from the crowd. It is both multi-functional and elegant.
MyriamSos is also known for its innovation, including creating a ring that uses Osmium, the world’s rarest and densest metal. Read on to find out more about this and other exciting new collections in the pipeline.
Tell us a little bit about your brand?
“We are a multi-award-winning brand striving for innovation. Our jewellery is suggestive of an architectural discipline, playing with minimalism, space and movement until the clean geometric lines and the dynamic curvatures are refined into a powerful construction. We make jewellery pieces that are flexible, moveable and playful, which can be worn in many different ways.”
You recently won an award for your innovation in jewellery design.
“We did. We won Innovation of the Year at the NAJ Awards for our work with Osmium, the most precious and rare metal in the world. We are one of the first brands in the world that has achieved working with this element.”
Do you also offer bespoke creations?
“We work extensively on bespoke designs. Our best example of our bespoke work is the Spine body chain. This piece is an accurate representation of the injured spine of a private client, on a body chain. The client was involved in a car accident a few years ago, badly injuring her spine and undergoing a slow and painful recovery. Inspired by the excitement of the client and the challenge of being able to represent this journey in a unique piece, I worked with medical records and an MRI scan of the spinal cord to create a truly unique piece. The result is attached to a body chain. The pendant comprises one spinal cord, 10 spinal nerve roots, six discs and five vertebrae, proving that the human body is the best work of art.”
What inspires your designs?
“Totally differentiated designs that narrate the story of the wearer. Every piece is inspired by the needs and inner feelings of the wearer, and their life stories.”
What made you want to become a jewellery designer?
“Jewellery making is a way of self-expression, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. It is a means of delivering to the outer world my inner feelings and thoughts through a creative and fun process. It is also the process of sharing my customers’ lives, which I then express through the jewellery I design – I narrate their lives through the stories I create. My ultimate goal is design pieces that will become a second skin for them.”
How are your jewels made?
“Everything is based on the customer and their budgetary restraints. We work in gold, platinum, silver, Osmium, precious and semi-precious gems.”
Tell us about your latest collection.
“Our latest collection, The Jagged, is a playful and architectural story constructed through coloured gems in different sizes and shapes – a powerful interaction of cleverly set gems.”
Do you have any exciting projects in the pipeline this year?
“2020 is going to be a hugely exciting and important year for MyriamSos. It will see the launch of two new innovations we have been working on for a few years, and the launch of the first limited-edition collection using Osmium. We will also be involved in a very important project that the Osmium Institute in Germany has been working on for a while now – the production of a more commercial jewellery line using Osmium, and the launch of a series of stores.”
Meet Myriam Soseilos and her MyriamSos jewels at The Jewellery Cut Live on February 16th & 17th, 2020, at The Royal Institution during London Fashion Week. Click here for tickets and to get more information on the show head here
Jewellery making is a way of self-expression, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. It is also the process of sharing my customers’ lives, which I then express through the jewellery I design - I narrate their lives through the stories I create