The fluorescent and phosphorescent rings by Cora Sheibani: in the dark they shine more ♦ ︎
Jewels that become works of art, or works of art that become jewels? You choose. The idea of Glow, the first exhibition of designer Cora Sheibani, attracted both the attention of the art world and of women who would gladly wear fluorescent rings, earrings and bracelets. In fact, even the most extraordinary jewel in the dark can no longer be seen, a real pity. A fluorescent gem, on the other hand, becomes a bright star in the dark.
So Cora Sheibani, a London designer, has made jewelry that has incredible properties: they emit light of another color while they are exposed to ultraviolet (Uv) lighting. The jewels were then exhibited in London and in the prestigious Louisa Guinness Gallery hosted at the Colnaghi Gallery in New York. The darkness, in this case, was used to see better the fluorescent and phosphorescent minerals found by the British designer after a long search. For example, the bright pink spinels of the Mansin mine in Burma are called Jedi spinels by local traders because their strong fluorescence is reminiscent of the Star Wars lightsabers. Even many diamonds (about 30%) have a fluorescence, which can be detected with particular light conditions.
Fluorescence and phosphorescence are a significant feature of some gems, a quality that is often overlooked but I believe it should be used as a design feature.
The jewels, in any case, have been designed with particular attention to how the colors appear even in normal lighting conditions. They simply have an extra luminous dimension when it is night. In the Sheibani style, they have been completely designed and manufactured with the highest quality, mainly in Switzerland, but also in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.