COLLANE, vetrina — November 4, 2019 at 4:30 am

Almasika magic shells





African shells are transformed into gold and diamond jewelry. With inspiration from the ancient rites of the black continent ♦

Africa and diamonds are a natural combination. But African designers with the experience and the taste for working in the West are just a few: these include Catherine Sarr, born and raised in France but originally from Benin, who then chose to live and work in London. Before founding Almasika, he worked for several luxury brands, including De Beers. The Catherine passion for jewelry goes hand in hand with a fascination for the traditional designs of his country of origin. Almasika is the result of this ambivalence.

Anello Berceau in oro e diamanti, ispirato alla forma della culla
Anello Berceau in oro e diamanti, ispirato alla forma della culla

The name comes from Almasi, the Swahili word which means diamond, and Sika, which means gold in various West African languages. An example was his first collection, The Cauri Endiamanté, which takes the shape of a shell, a classic shell, the cowry. This shell was once a symbol of prosperity, spirituality and fertility: has been used for ornaments and even as currency in several African kingdoms, becoming synonymous with wealth and fortune. And yet they are used by diviners, or worn as a talisman. In this case, however, they also are an appreciable jewels made with gold and diamond. Lavinia Andorno

Orecchini della collezione Berceau in oro 18 carati
Collana con diamanti neri
Collana con diamanti neri
Orecchini in oro giallo e diamanti
Orecchini in oro giallo e diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco e diamanti
Orecchini in oro bianco e diamanti
Collana in oro della collezione Le Cauri Endiamanté
Collana in oro della collezione Le Cauri Endiamanté
Catherine Sarr
Catherine Sarr

Sautoir di Almasika
Sautoir di Almasika







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