Learn Tabayer’s sensual gold jewelry
Tabayer rethinks historical inspirations for stylish and contemporary jewelry style
‘I’m from Uzbekistan, where by amulets are element of our society and close-knit spouse and children traditions, so I have generally been motivated by the energy and symbolism of jewelry,’ suggests founder and CEO of Tabayer, Nigora Tokhtabayeva. ‘When I moved to the US, I identified a distinctive way of existence, diverse architecture, various areas, the expanse of the Miami town, the parks, and modernist sculpture.
‘There I also fashioned a incredibly various friendship group with outstanding girls of diverse backgrounds from all corners of the entire world, and came to the realisation that symbols of protection ended up joined to religious symbols. This realisation manufactured me want to generate a thing universal that could be worn by all of my buddies.’
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It is a philosophy encompassed in the sculptural silhouettes of Tabayer jewellery, which type imperfect swirls of Fairmined gold and diamonds hugging the earlobe, fingers and wrists. Tokhtabayeva requires ancient symbols – such as the Mesopotamian symbol of safety, Inanna’s knot – and reduces them to their vital types.
‘We wished to translate an esoteric, strange, otherworldly object into a new image for now,’ Tokhtabayeva says. ‘We were being looking to generate a symbol where a hyperlink was obvious but not promptly evident. The plan of reimagining one thing sacred in a reductionist, up to date way felt like how we could give something that lived and served its time a new journey in a new age.’
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The ensuing coiled shapes are sensual and tactile, with a generously drawn form eschewing cold minimalism. ‘The tubular design of the “Oera” knot options a knife’s edge working from the centre to 1 facet, resulting in a pear condition on one particular stop, and the “tube” shape managing from the centre to a further facet, resulting in a circular form on the other end, which symbolises the balance of vulnerability and energy,’ suggests the jewellery designer.
‘Our system took us to Barbara Hepworth, Jackie Windsor’s 30 to 1 Bound Trees, Eva Hesse, and afterwards to Isamu Noguchi’s tubular minimalism and Alexander Archipenko’s interaction of mass and void. The later on influences also injected this virtually mathematically specific consideration of every ingredient in the layout.’ §