With rare stones, exquisite craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind settings, these three talents excel in strong statements that are deeply personal.
“The cosmos, the deep sea, the forest, an orchard, even roadside shrubs” inspire the Madrid-based Camino, who is in her early 70s. Her limited-edition pieces amplify the biological, recreating a bundle of rosebuds adorned with pink sapphires, a bubble brooch of glass and diamonds or a rockrose sprig in resin and garnets with a patinated bronze stem.
During the 1980s in New York, Syz’s circle included Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente. Now in her early 60s and based in Geneva, she produces a mere 75 pieces a year, inflected with whimsical Pop. She often chooses titanium for her armatures because it’s lighter than silver or gold, and uses a cascade of stones, including orange sapphires and diamonds that she slices roughly, “like Parmesan cheese.”
Inspired by individual gems, Adriana, 30, builds a design around one in her head, and then, in her London studio, makes meticulous drawings and maquettes of each piece. In her bold, futuristic imagination, green tourmalines meet sapphires and diamonds in palm-frond earrings that evoke an artifact from an otherworldly culture, and rubellite and pink sapphires become what she dubs a “big raspberry swirl — a dollop of pink.”
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