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THE ALLURE OF THE GOLDEN PEARL
Celebrating 25 Years of Design by Annoushka Ducas
My journey as a jewellery designer began over twenty-five years ago, creating special pieces for myself, my friends and my family. Last year marked the 25 year anniversary of of starting my journey through jewellery design. As part of this celebratory year I am I presented the Golden Pearl collection.
Golden Pearls pays tribute to the Philippines, home to the master-craftsmen I first worked with all those years ago. It appears to have been fate which drew me back to these beautiful islands 25 years later, where I was able to personally select each pearl in this anniversary collection from a single, artisanal farm in the Philippine province of Ilo Ilo.
In the below video, join me on my journey to the Philippines to find these staggering gems.
“Swinging fringing, feathered hems and pearls — the flapper’s style evokes carefree glamour and a frivolous sense of fun.”
Once the pearls had been sources, I knew with the design I wanted to capture the spirit of the Twenties and the golden age of Art Deco and Hollywood glamour. This era has long held a certain captivation in my mind. Intricately crafted, I wanted this sensual and tactile collection to express a true spirit of modernity.
“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”
- Federico Fellini
“The true inspiration behind Golden Pearls is grounded in having spent 25 years working alongside master goldsmiths plying both age-old and innovative techniques at the bench.”
“...the gem which dims the moon.”