Every so often I come across a new jewelry designer whose work impresses me so much that they instantly climb right to the top of my “Must Have” list. Where JamDesign is concerned it was a case of love at first site.
Designer Sogol Jamdar’s debut collection takes its inspiration from ancient body armor and Persian mosaic art. Jamdar’s background in industrial design (she is a former interior designer and architect) is evident in the amazing craftsmanship of these pieces. Each statement necklace is individually designed and handcrafted by Jamdar in the style of ancient “chain mail” armor and takes days to create.
I am having a difficult time picking a favorite from the debut Armour Necklaces Collection… which is yours?
“The design of this necklace reflects “grandeur “ or nobleness. It is intended to emulate the movement of a scarf with no clasp.”
“In ancient Persian culture, the old temples were called Zigorat and were designed liked steps. This necklace is inspired from the shape of these temples.”
“The design of this necklace is inspired by the natural bricks used in Iranian buildings.”
“This necklace is inspired by the pleats and forms of a dress.”
“The design of this necklace is inspired by a blue pond found in old Persian houses filled with red and orange gold fish.”
“Delicate, feminine and light the design, this necklace is intended to blend into the body. The chain is woven like lace and is closed in the back like a belt.”
“This necklace is inspired by the shape and color of the planets of the Solar System.”
“This necklace is inspired by a waterfall.”
“This necklace is inspired by the form of a Middle Eastern sail boat.”
“The design of this necklace is inspired from the blossoms of fruit trees in Iran during Spring.”
“This necklace has been inspired by the purple branches of the Arghavan (“violet”) tree in Spring covering the walls of Iranian houses.”
All of these pieces are currently available on BOTICCA, although stock is limited.
I am planning to get one for myself, what about you?
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All images by JamDesign via Boticca