Let me introduce you to a very unique collection I spotted at a Wimbledon small gallery… As I mentioned it yesterday, I went to see the handmade jewellery by Militza Ortiza, a Venezuelan designer based in London, who working from her studio has created stunning collections with deep intentions influences by her background.
I usually leave the best for last, but this time I will show it first. I absolutely loved her H2O collection which has bold and very peculiar fluid shapes with a ‘visual rhythm that expresses the individuality’. The best part (for me) is that its inspiration is the ‘effortless sensuality’ and casual elegance of her, and mine, native South America. Made of cabochon semi-precious stones on sterling silver with 18ct. gold plate, they have a watery and fresh look, looking beautiful on your finger. Seeing them in both yellow and rose gold, I just couldn’t let it go and tried them on. A single ring goes for top elegance, but the mix of various of them goes for the casual and versatile elegance.
Following H2O, Militza goes for something more sculptural and creates sterling silver pieces inspired in the work of American sculptor, Alexander Calder. Making edgeless shapes, slightly geometric, every piece results in being unique as she never repeats a pattern. The cuff bracelets, please look at those!
To her new collections she adds the ‘Amphoras’, with pendants that go back to the Greek myth of Pandora’s box, and she says: ‘Life is not hopeless…. there is hope in each one of these amphoras.’ She also includes a fresh, feminine and young touch with ‘Flowers’, longing summer memories with pieces of pixies hats and garden flowers made of pearls and semi-precious stones.
With these three new collections Militza achieves very unique pieces for each individual (I also found mines), adding a particular colour to each one, combining organic shapes and making out of it a complete different style that you rarely see in other lines. The coolest thing is that she’s such a nice woman that likes to work close to her clients and listens to personal desires to then handmade it at her London studio, specially for you, with the material and colours you have chosen. She can also turn all those semi-precious material to precious.
If you feel a bit tempted, contact her at the website and go for your very personal piece of jewellery, I chose the combination of the yellow gold green ring with the rose gold pink one from the H2O line.
Have a lovely day while I visit Jimmy Choo’s exhibition at The Arts Club…I will bring you all the details from the new collection! [CLICK MORE to see more photos]
The designer Militza Ortiz at her exhibition displayed at Wimbledon’s Curzon Gallery…