Earrings and necklaces with interchangeable elements from the Maison of Geneva Avakian ♦ ︎
Interchangeable gems or elements. The idea often recurs in the world of jewelry for two reasons. The first is that a modifiable jewel makes it suitable for different occasions and different clothes. The second reason is that in this way the jeweler sells something more, that is the interchangeable part. For customers, in any case, it may be convenient to have a jewel that changes appearance easily.
This was also the choice of Avakian, Maison in Geneva that offers interchangeable jewels with the La Mystérieuse collection: all the earrings are reversible, the pear-shaped parts are detachable and the stems can be rotated.
I was looking for gemstones that would really talk back to me, capture a mood of revelry and that could be translated through jewellery. This particular collection of elongated sugar loaf gems are infused with a warmth and a uniqueness that felt fitting for La Mystérieuse.
The Gatsby Drop earrings play with color combinations and geometric shapes, with stones and enamels. As in white gold and diamond earrings, with four diamond-cut amethysts, pearls and enamel.
The Riviera collection embodies the same sense of movement and versatility. The chandelier-style earrings and matching necklaces are available in 18-carat white gold, yellow and rose gold, set with precious or semi-precious stones. The lower element can be exchanged to adapt it to the outfit. Even the 18 carat gold chain earrings offer an adaptable option: the lower part is detachable. The upper part can be worn during the day and the additional chain can lengthen the earrings for the evening.
Avakian was founded in 1969 by Edmond Avakian. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he moved to Lebanon in 1958. In 1985 he emigrated to Switzerland. In addition to the Gemologic Institute America degree in Los Angeles, Edmond Avakian also graduated in Engineering from MIT, Boston. A specialization that is obviously useful also for designing jewels made with a refined technique.