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Whim­si­cal and bold de­sign in­fused with ki­netic ap­peal is what Brazil­ian de­signer Yael So­nia’s jew­ellery is all about.

Her pieces thrive on ar­chi­tec­tural pre­ci­sion and en­gi­neered move­ment, the most pop­u­lar of which is the Spin­ning Top pen­dant, the first model for her Spin­ning Top col­lec­tion. The pen­dant took six months to per­fect, from shap­ing the gem­stone into a sleek spin­ning top, to en­gi­neer­ing a gold track for the stone to se­curely and con­tin­u­ously spin. “Pa­tience and per­se­ver­ance were the rea­sons for suc­cess, and they en­abled me to cre­ate an en­tire col­lec­tion with the same con­struc­tion tech­nique,” says the de­signer, who di­vides her time work­ing be­tween Sao Paolo and New York.

Yael says her great­est source of in­spi­ra­tion is ur­ban po­etry in ev­ery­day life, par­tic­u­larly New York’s con­struc­tion sites: “Sounds of con­struc­tion as well as the rhythm of work­ers against the city’s back­drop in­spire a sense of rhythm that I tend to im­part to my jew­ellery.”

Re­cently, her struc­tured pre­ci­sion was chal­lenged when she col­lab­o­rated with women ar­ti­sans in the Ama­zon for the mini Teçume col­lec­tion in sup­port of a so­cial project for them. “Us­ing geo­met­ric gold struc­tures set with di­a­monds and pol­ished gem­stone cabo­chons, I in­cor­po­rated del­i­cately-wo­ven ambé vines that the ar­ti­sans cre­ated us­ing in­dige­nous weav­ing tech­niques,” Yael shares.

Mov­ing for­ward, Yael wants to con­tinue to push bound­aries in jew­ellery con­struc­tion tech­niques, while hold­ing on to her sig­na­ture style.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.yael­so­nia.com.

Neck­lace from The Yael So­nia X Teçume col­lec­tion Ring from the The Yael So­nia X Teçume col­lec­tion

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