Sign up for us as we recognise Global Women’s Month, and let us share some of the superb woman minds that have contributed their perception and creative imagination to NAJO’s creative journey. NAJO Founder Jo Tory, clarifies her inspiration for jewelry design and style and her favorite piece is from the new Aqua Assortment.
NAJO How did your love affair with jewellery commence and what drew you to turn out to be a jewelry designer?
I arrive from a creative spouse and children. My mother generally had some form of artwork or craft on the go, like building silver jewelry, and I played with the elements that surrounded me. So the enjoy of design was with me from an early age. It was when I lived in Mexico and skilled the excellent craftsmanship there that I realized this was my course and inspired me to start Najo. That craftsmanship directed the Najo model ethos. When I returned to reside in Australia I required to elevate the perception of silver jewellery with very well-designed pieces of up to date structure. At that time there was very little like that in the marketplace
NAJO When building a new collection, what is your resourceful course of action and the place do you uncover your key resource of inspiration?
I am regularly exploring patterns and aspects of jewelry to clarify what may well be in my intellect. Designs, finishes, stones and the complex factors of a piece will immediate how it turns out. I particularly enjoy searching at historical jewellery from the Greek, Roman or Byzantine era. Styles and figurative facts also engage in a part, as in our Totem Selection. I also enjoy developing and growing on designs that are currently in the Najo assortment as it maintains that regularity.
NAJO The new Aqua Selection has just released. What can we search forward to looking at in the new assortment?
I like all the fluid styles in Aqua. The Najo assortment in typical has normally experienced themes of h2o shapes managing by means of it with raindrops, waves and ripples, so it was specially charming to showcase this with Aqua. There is a lovely series of earrings with jelly-like stone drops in watery, translucent colors.
NAJO Significantly of your design and style is influenced by the all-natural world, with this year becoming motivated by the movement and colour of the h2o. What is it about character that fascinates you as a jewellery designer?
Character is excellent so there is so much to inspire! I significantly appreciate organic and natural designs, the gentle curves and twists and asymmetry in the normal world. Those fluid designs observed in drinking water are so soft, feminine and luscious, they definitely lend them selves to jewelry structure.
NAJO Inform me about the evolution and assortment of your types of NAJO’s jewellery?
The Danish jewellery designers have generally affected my function. That is, strong, properly-crafted silver designs with clean, modern strains, oxidized patterning and trims – all of these things are embraced in the NAJO collections, and our aesthetic has remained reliable. Top quality is paramount and we continually attempt to keep that typical.
NAJO What sets NAJO aside from other Jewellery makes?
There is a traditional simplicity to Najo styles that make them pretty timeless. They are all imbued with the identical aesthetic, which will make them recognizable.
Jo’s Jewellery Pick’s
“I really like environmentally friendly, and so peridot is a single of my favourite stones (together with emeralds and tourmalines!). The Cosmic Peridot ring has all the Najo factors: it is a daring structure (12mm large), a wonderful natural form, significant polish silver with a seamless flush set faceted stone. It’s a winner!”
“The Mercury Chain Necklace has been on a black suede cord for several several years in our assortment. It is these kinds of a excellent shape that we made a decision to cling it on a lengthy 80cm sterling silver snake chain to give it yet another dimension. The silver chain presents it a cascading effect that culminates in this lovely daring teardrop that conjures up the move of drinking water, it is a essential design and style of the Aqua Assortment.”
“A person of my favourite designs that we use pretty a good deal in Najo patterns is the teardrop. This bracelet is the lesser variation of our traditional Pool of Tears bracelet. Being that substantially finer it is so sensitive and female, mild and effortless to wear. It is refined, nevertheless the designs of the drops and the high polish make it an exquisite and sleek statement.” Pair with the Pool of Tears Ring.
“I just enjoy the Manner Yellow Huggie! I love it in both of those silver and in gold plate. It truly is a timeless structure and is of absolute simplicity. It is sophisticated, stylish and can be worn on any celebration. The huggie models are good as they are super relaxed to dress in and are the similar equally front and back, so they look really neat and entire.”