Dionea Orcini

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BACK­GROUND Celebri­ties such as Christina Aguil­era are of­ten spot­ted wear­ing Dionea Orcini on the red car­pet. The Ital­ian-born de­signer im­mersed her­self in a num­ber of artis­tic pur­suits— in­clud­ing fash­ion, fine art, in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­ture, and stage and cos­tume de­sign—be­fore launch­ing her jew­ellery brand in 2013. She learned the art of jew­ellery-mak­ing in Mi­ami from Mark Thur, a master jew­eller from Ger­many, and went on to study gem­mol­ogy at GIA in New York be­fore tak­ing a course in Vedic gem­mol­ogy in In­dia.

DE­SIGN SIG­NA­TURE Inspired by his­tor­i­cal and royal trea­sures, sa­cred le­gends and “the spirit world,” Orcini’s works fea­ture mys­ti­cal sym­bols, in­clud­ing geo­met­ric pat­terns found in 6,000-year-old Egyp­tian tem­ples, and orbs and crosses seen on crowns and scep­tres dur­ing the me­dieval era.

FAVOURITE MA­TE­RI­ALS Orcini works with gold and a wide range of pre­cious gem­stones such as ru­bies, emer­alds, tour­ma­line and mother-of-pearl.

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