Illuminated your natural beauty with the right piece of jewellery
By Shereen Shabnam
While strolling down a picturesque marina in Istanbul with a Turkish friend a few years ago, I learnt some parts of her culture, festivals and traditions that I found interesting and profound but the stories about the power of the evil eye stood out the most.
Hence started my journey in investing in Turkish jewellery starting form possibly a dozen trips to the Grand Bazaar over the years. The most eye-catching designs I have seen recently however is from Jacquie Aiche designs that uses stones with healing power.
Created from 14k solid gold, genuine diamonds and gemstones, this exquisite jewellery label is inspired by Founder and Designer Jacquie Aiche, who blends her Egyptian Native American heritage into the brand’s creations. Designed for the rebellious woman who lives for ‘diamond details and sensual layers’, each adornment is intended to bring ‘beauty and positive energy’ to its beholder.
Working directly with miners to hand select each and every precious stone embellishing her original pieces, the craftsmanship of Aiche’s yearly collections often depends on what ‘mother nature’ has uniquely delivered.
Designed and handcrafted in Aiche’s Los Angeles studio, the brand continues to be shaped by its founding philosophy of “spreading positive energy, every day”. Crediting the brand’s distinct style to the unique tapestry of Aiche’s blended cultural background, the designer says she channels her ethnic roots through the sacred aesthetic of her full range of pieces, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, body jewellery and anklets.
‘Created for those who adore to be adorned, lovers of precious stones, believers in the energy of minerals, and women who live for their diamond details and sensual layers’, the brand’s growing list of Hollywood converts speaks for itself.
Aiche first launched the brand over a decade ago after a lifelong fascination with the healing power of stones, fuelled also by personal frustrations toward the limited styles of fine jewellery available on the market at that time. A far cry from her childhood days of painting and gifting stones to friends and family, Aiche has since translated creative expression through stones into an internationally acclaimed fine jewellery label adorned by the celebrities and VIPs alike.
The jewellery can be bought online at www.jacquieaiche.com and in over 40 prestigious retailers across the world.