Like all artists, a jewelry designers’ aesthetic evolves over time, and there’s a unique beauty in the progression of an artist’s designs. Witnessing that growth as part of a larger whole adds context and additional meaning to every piece in the body of work.
Loriann Friedman of Loriann Jewelry is someone I clicked with the moment we met. Her designs are a blend of passion, artistic vision, and thoughtfulness that results in compelling jewels that elicit deep feelings of connection in a wide range of jewelry lovers.
Today it is my great honor to become the very first blogger to feature all FOUR of Loriann Jewelry‘s gorgeous new collections!
This quartet of interconnected but individual collections is the result of many months of soul searching and growth on the designer’s part, the distilled and powerful artistic result of a period of time that brought both the birth of designer Lori’s first grandchild and the loss of her beloved father.
I photographed Loriann Jewelry’s new collections in a garden, among the vivid yellow buds of the emerging forsythia, the pale remnants of a February snow and and even underneath the sparkling droplets of a gentle rain.
It felt right to show these pieces in the gentle chaos of the world’s yearly rebirth, captured in the moment between winter and spring.
In the designer’s own words:
My intention as a designer is to create jewelry that is elegant, heartfelt and intended to empower and inspire. The messages are positive, personal and profound. The core themes of these collections are based on strength, love, harmony, balance and infinite possibilities. Each collection and its theme expresses a specific intention and are interconnected and relate to one another.”
These particular earrings are from the Loriann Jewelry’s Moderne collection, a modern take on Art Deco style. I’m a sucker for these clean, perfect angles.
Lapis and diamonds in gold was the original colorway of Loriann Jewelry’s Moderne Collection, but the Moderne has since been expanded to offer opal and rainbow sapphire designs as well, which I love.Read More