Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Located within the ancient Greek enclosure known as the Hellenistic Wall are the citadels of the Acropolis of Lindos.

This archeological site still holds artifacts like gold coins and is rich with stunning ruins. Greece is also home to featured jewelry designer Katerina Krini.

Krini’s designer jewelry is another great example of differentiated simplicity. Her unique, fresh design approach is an expansion on the traditional concept of classic jewelry design.

Streamlined, minimalist outlines are at the core of her beautifully feminine aesthetic yet each piece pops with distinctive form, color and surface texture.

A sculptor and painter, Krini found jewelry making a natural extension of her art background. “I feel very much at home making jewelry,” she says. “I see jewelry as works of art, not just decoration.

My jewelry is an expression of my sensitivity and my understanding of a woman’s psyche. The lines of my jewelry are in harmony with the female body.”

Working with an array of materials including 22-karat gold chips, Picasso jasper, onyx, sterling silver and Crystallized Swarovski Elements Krini cultivates original renderings of cuff bracelets, crystal earrings, and charm bracelets.

Her ring creations alone are a marvel of design ideas that culminate into a very unique jewelry experience. As seen at online jewelry store Theodora’s Jewellery there is a concave, crescent-shaped sterling silver ring where the band curves out like a coil.

There is another silver ring wherein the stone setting resembles a glistening pinwheel and these thin strands of black wire with tiny crystal beads extend from the setting.

There is also a great pair of 18-karat gold vermeil, partial hoop earrings that have subtle surface marks and in a side view photo the earrings feature a curvature that is not visible when looking at a photograph with a straight on view.

Krini is truly a breath of fresh air foregoing a conventional approach to jewelry trends by mixing materials and reimagining floral motifs that really engaged my attention.

There is a type of randomness to her aesthetic that I feel provides her fashion jewelry with its freshness. It is at once casual and bohemian yet always feminine and modern.
Photo 1 (top right): 18-Karat Gold Plated Sterling Silver and Platinum Cuff Bracelet
Photo 2 (center): Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring with Swarovski Crystals
Photo 3 (bottom left): Sterling Silver Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater Pearls
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