Thursday, August 7, 2008

A sneak peek

Have been really quiet and busy as of late, primarily with working on our new collection for next year. Here's a sneak peak before I scoot off again. :)

One of our collections uses hilltribe silver almost exclusively, which helps sustain an endangered cultural art-form that's existed for years. Using their skills also ensures employment and income for the hill tribe people which has seen a large number of them leaving their communities to seek work in the cities.

Hill tribe silver has existed for centuries and what we've tried to do is to take this ancient cultural art form and recreate it in a way reminiscent of modern luxury. As a result, what we have is a fusion of beautifully textured silver - hammered, scratched and lined - and modern-cut gemstones.