A flash into H. Sterns Iris Collection….
H. Sterns Iris collection launches us through a journey into the sea. Iris was one of the goddesses of the sea who was also known as the “Personification of the Rainbow”. H. Stern combines the romance of Greek mythology with interesting oceanographic studies.
The designers turned to the HMS Challenger that sailed from 1873 to 1876 to understand the specimens, sea shells and various marine life.
The designs captivate all the beauty of the sea. Through the diverse use of rose, yellow and noble gold we experience true richness, subtle movement, texture and the singular brilliance of each piece. …
Never in my wildest philanthropic dreams could I have conjured utilizing fossilized walrus and wooly mammoth ivory to provide clean drinking water to over 5,000 people for the next 20 years. Well, that is exactly what Monique Peán is doing through her unique approach to business and her creative jewelry. Monique was kind enough to spend some time with me at Couture 2011, and discuss her journey and inspirations into the future of her company and her designs.