Diane Kor­das

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

JEW­ELLERY de­signer BACK­GROUND Born in New York, fash­ion de­signer turned jew­eller Diane Kor­das stud­ied at the pres­ti­gious Par­sons School of De­sign and re­lo­cated to Lon­don in 1995. Dur­ing a hol­i­day in Athens, she dis­cov­ered the work of lo­cal jew­ellery crafts­men, which kick-started her love af­fair with fine jew­els. Kor­das launched her name­sake brand in 2000; to­day, she runs a stand­alone bou­tique in South Kens­ing­ton, with sev­eral points of sale world­wide and 11 ac­tive col­lec­tions un­der her belt to date. She di­vides her time be­tween her homes in Greece, Lon­don and New York.

DE­SIGN SIG­NA­TURE “Ca­sual and clas­sic— but above all, time­less” is her mantra when it comes to jew­ellery. Kor­das prefers to keep her de­signs sim­ple with a touch of mod­ern glam­our, but once in a while gives in to her play­ful and edgy side, cre­at­ing pieces with a dis­tinct vibe as seen in her Pop Art, Geo­met­ric and Star­burst col­lec­tions.

SCENT AMULETS Kor­das gets in­ti­mate and lux­u­ri­ous with her lat­est pro­ject, Amulette, a range of per­fume amulets crafted in 18K red gold that can hold the scent of a favourite fra­grance. Worn on long gold chains, the amulets fea­ture lav­ish stop­pers en­crusted with di­a­monds and set with pre­cious coloured stones such as black onyx. The amulet pen­dants re­flect Kor­das’ de­sign sig­na­tures: min­i­mal­ist and asym­met­ric yet el­e­gant.

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