Moda Operandi has selected a number of the brand’s stand-out jewels for the trunk show, including its award-winning The Nile cuff, decorated with a hand-hammered crocodile made using chasing and repousse goldsmithing techniques and 6.35cts of moonstone cabochons.
Other highlights include Loren Nicole’s series of animalistic carved gemstones that take the form of Egyptian gods and goddesses, such as Anubis the dog and Heket the frog. There are a wide range of statement earrings, including a pair inspired by Cleopatra that have mandarin garnets, cat’s eye pink tourmaline and morganites sunk into rich 22ct gold. Necklaces and bracelets made with strung or hand-braided gemstones such as chrysoprase, tsavorite, pink pearls, African blue topaz and rock crystal, also feature heavily.
“I love the Bead Rope bracelet, in which eight cords are woven together to create a braid – an ancient Japanese design called Kumihimo – that are then combined with handmade gold beads,” says Loren Nicole founder and creator Loren Teetelli of one of the jewels chosen for the Moda Operandi trunk show.