|Model Wearing Finger Bracelets, Layered|
Necklaces & Rings from Jacquie Aiche's Instagram
The two, quartz-carved towers of the Colossi of Memmon, located near Luxor, Egypt, are ominousrepresentations of the ancient pharaoh Amenhotep II.
According to legend when the morning sun’s rays dance across them, Amenhotep II’s voice can be heard calling for his mother.
Egypt is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche.
It is an intriguing phenomenon; the existential bond of nature in human form, and nature in the form of minerals and metallic elements.
The juxtaposition of gemstones and precious metal; the twisting gleam of gold chains are irresistible.
Multiple pieces can be worn at one-time: stacked rings and layered necklaces are beautifully understated or elegantly provocative. It is though both jewelry and woman need each other to come alive.
Aiche’s lilting delicate fine jewelry creations of 14k gold, transient chains, stunning precious and semi-precious gemstones are a testament to that bond.
Her ethereal array of dainty finger bracelets (a favorite of Rachel Roy), sexy body chains and talisman pendants move sensually with the body.
The Los Angeles-based mother of two, and former boutique buyer, entered the crowded jewelry arena feeling that there were too many “traditional looking” items.
Combining Egyptian and Native American styles--her mother is American Indian and her father is Egyptian—Aiche has developed nuanced and expressly feminine collections of jewelry.
“Jewelry is very intimate because it is close to a woman, caressing her skin. My jewelry is not mass produced because I believe each piece has an individual nature that speaks directly to the woman; capturing her unique mood and essence.
I rework ancient Egyptian amulets and contrast them with Native American influences like turquoise and fossils,” says Aiche.
“A woman’s natural beauty can be illuminated with the right piece of jewelry. That is my mission. To create jewelry that will make every woman look and feel uniquely beautiful.”
|14K Gold and Diamond Long Triangle Pink|
2014 Jewelry Trend Alert: Aiche’s collections highlight colors like blue turquoise, pink crystal, pink tourmaline, and red ruby, as well as layered rings; styles of which are on trend for the year.