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Ancient Echoes

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Elird Jewellry

Jewelry designers Ena Mulavdic and Ebrahim Mohammadian found each other in Istanbul in 2013. Discovering that they had a great deal in common over the next three years, the pair eventually founded their studio Jewellery EM. In 2019, the duo changed their label’s name to Elird Jewellry.

Their signature is one-of-a-kind, technically challenging jewelry that merges ancient images, shapes, and references with modern methods and materials. They would be equally comfortable on a red carpet or in a museum, and while I might not wear them, I find them utterly fascinating.

You can see all of Elird Jewellery’s beautiful creations on their website and on Instagram.

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NIKUYI RING One-Of-A-Kind Ring *The NIKUYI ring is a part of the VIJECNICA collection 🐠 The Three Fishes ‘There were once three fish living in a remote, cool pool of water. Two of the fish were wise and clever by nature, but the third was foolish. One day, two fishermen came across the pool and, seeing the fish, decided to return the next day with their nets. Hearing the fishermen’s conversation, that evening one of the wise fish left the pond without telling the others and reached a stream nearby. The next day, when fishermen came with their nets to the pool, the second clever fish floated to the water’s surface and pretended to be dead. The fishermen caught the fish and threw it aside. The clever fish managed to wriggle across to the nearby stream and was saved. But the third fish, the foolish one, was overcome with fear and swam in panic up and down, from right to left, until it was caught by the fisherman, and cooked.’ Kalila wa Dimna 🐠 Details: Volume (W x L x H in mm): 40x25x50 Mass (g): 44.9 Materials: Silver, 22K gold, bronze, citrine, iron, oil paint, enamel, acrylic Techniques: Hand carved silver, hand carved bronze, hand carved iron, miniature oil paintings on silver, gold and bronze, reverse carving in quartz-negative intaglio sculpture, enamelling More info at: www.elird.com #elird #elirdjewellery #nikuyiring #nikuyi #jewellery #jewelry #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #jewelrydesigner #jewel #ring #rings #designer #design #photography #art #contemporaryjewellery #contemporaryjewelry #silver #reversecarving #oilpainting #miniature #gold #ebrahimmohammadian #enamulavdic #enameljewelry #enamel #happygolucky #artisticjewellery

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SU RING 🦚 Su ring is a part of the Birds collection 🦜 Humans were always fascinated with birds, since they have the ability to fly. Symbolically, as they rise to the sky, their spirit becomes free. This has inspired humans for centuries, both to fly literally and metaphorically – to rise spiritually. Fundamental fact about the birds is that they represent the air element. Air is symbolically the space between the earth and the heaven. Since birds are mostly observed and admired while flying through/in the air, they are recognized as a human soul undergoing spiritual development. Birds like black crow, white swan, peacock, pelican and phoenix were a descriptive of certain stages of one’s journey from black carbon to a splendid diamond. Above mentioned birds correspond to a developing inner experience which involves a progressively deepening encounter with the inner spiritual dimension of our being. 🦢 The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. J.M.Barrie Volume (W x L x H in mm): 26x7x30 Mass (g): 7.3 Ring size: 20 Materials: Silver, enamel Techniques: Hand carved silver, enameling More info at: www.elird.com #elird #elirdjewellery #suring #jewellery #jewelry #contemporaryjewelry #contemporaryjewellery #artisticjewellery #artisticjewelry #artjewellery #birds #ring #rings #art #colour #silver #enamel #jewelrymaking #jewelrydesigner #associationforcontemporaryjewellery #acjmember #klimt02member

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HANASHIMASU RING 🦢 Hanashimasu ring is a part of the Birds collection 🦚 Humans were always fascinated with birds, since they have the ability to fly. Symbolically, as they rise to the sky, their spirit becomes free. This has inspired humans for centuries, both to fly literally and metaphorically – to rise spiritually. Fundamental fact about the birds is that they represent the air element. Air is symbolically the space between the earth and the heaven. Since birds are mostly observed and admired while flying through/in the air, they are recognized as a human soul undergoing spiritual development. Birds like black crow, white swan, peacock, pelican and phoenix were a descriptive of certain stages of one’s journey from black carbon to a splendid diamond. Above mentioned birds correspond to a developing inner experience which involves a progressively deepening encounter with the inner spiritual dimension of our being. “The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” J.M.Barrie 🦅 Volume (W x L x H in mm):24x8x38 Mass (g): 11.1 Ring size: 20 Materials: silver, enamel Techniques: Hand carved silver, enameling More info at: www.elird.com #elird #elirdjewellery #hanashimasuring #jewellery #jewelry #contemporaryjewelry #contemporaryjewellery #artisticjewellery #artisticjewelry #artjewellery #birds #ring #rings #art #colour #silver #enamel #jewelrymaking #jewelrydesigner #associationforcontemporaryjewellery #acjmember #klimt02member

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Ancient Echoes

  1. I can admire the work that went into these and at the same time you wouldn’t catch me wearing any of them. Hal

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  2. Strange. I can see wearing the ZU but some of the others are disturbing.

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  3. Fascinating jewelry, as you found here Donna. I can’t imagine wearing those, as they are much to big to me. You are right, that they could easily be in a museum too.

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  4. It is all a bit too busy and visually clustered for my taste but I appreciate the artisanship and that harking back to tradition.

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