I really like discovering new brands especially ones made in Greece by young creatives. I find it really inspiring, even more so in times of economic uncertainty. Such was the case when I received a beautiful silver necklace with a Shiva eye shell (“the eye of the sea” as it’s called in Greek) as a gift for Christmas.
Greek Summer is a jewellery line designed by Angeliki Dekoulakou. It’s inspired by the sea, sand and summer in Greece. Observing nature since she was a little girl, Angeliki enjoyed all the details; shapes, colours, lines etc and is a collector of pebbles, pieces of wood, snails, urchins.
While completing her graduate studies in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute she had to do a project where she had to combine primitive forms to create new ones. And these jewellery designs were first created, ranging from earrings, pendants, key rings and a men’s line. The idea behind it all was quite simple, she wanted to wear the sea!
Check them out below – they would make a perfect gift!
Long earrings with small limpets, made out of oxidised silver
Men’s line: Cufflinks. Urchins. Gold plated
Broach with different kind of urchin, made out of oxidised silver
Short earrings with cut fossils of shells, made out of silver and oxidised silver
Photos: Courtesy of Greek Summer Jewellery
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