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One word de­scribes Fer­nando Jorge’s jewellery: “sexy”. Sin­u­ous curves, im­bued with move­ment and colour, dom­i­nate the aes­thetic of his col­lec­tions. The fem­i­nine sil­hou­ette and the shapely curves of a woman in­spire many of his pieces.

The Fu­sion di­a­mond ring and bracelet, for ex­am­ple, fea­ture rounded pink opals that hug around the finger and wrist. The Stream Cy­cle ring is adorned with emer­alds, ama­zonites, and aqua­marines. The piece is part of a col­lec­tion that is in­spired by “un­ex­pected curves formed by liq­uid streams find­ing their way around the con­tours of the body”. Then there is the Elec­tric Clear Shock ring, a dy­namic piece that fea­tures an ar­ray of pear-shaped di­a­monds. All th­ese pieces ex­ude a time­less and con­tem­po­rary feel, em­blem­atic of Jorge’s salute to na­ture and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the hu­man form.

Born in Brazil, Jorge be­gan work­ing in key de­sign roles for var­i­ous Brazil­ian jewellery la­bels be­fore mov­ing to Lon­don for an MA in Jewellery De­sign. In 2010, he launched his jewellery line, and has since built a loyal fol­low­ing not just among jewellery lovers, but also within his fel­low in­dus­try play­ers. His cre­ations have

won crit­i­cal ac­claim, bag­ging awards and nom­i­na­tions glob­ally.

More re­cent col­lec­tions, like the Bloom, cap­ture the beauty of na­ture and re­in­force Jorge’s or­ganic style with soft fluid lines and colour­ful gem­stones, some are rem­i­nis­cent of stems and sprouts. The Sprout open ring, for in­stance, comes in blue coated 18K gold, di­a­monds, and tan­zan­ite; while the Corolla ear­rings fea­ture amethysts, chal­cedony, and di­a­monds in 18K rose gold.

This year at the Cou­ture De­sign Awards 2017, Jorge won the award for the Best Di­a­monds Over $20,000 with his ear­rings from the new Bril­liant col­lec­tion. Un­like his other pieces typ­i­cally set with coloured stones, he uses all di­a­monds in this col­lec­tion for the first time. The leaf-like ear­rings ra­di­ate and sparkle with ev­ery move­ment, thanks to the graphic struc­ture and grad­u­ated sizes of di­a­monds.

It was, in fact, a chal­lenge Jorge set him­self to do, us­ing only bril­liant-cut di­a­monds to cre­ate some­thing dif­fer­ent, yet clas­sic and wear­able. With the award-win­ning jewellery chan­nelling the same vi­brancy and en­ergy as his pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions, the young de­signer’s ef­forts clearly paid off. The Bril­liant col­lec­tion is set to be launched in stages through­out the year.

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