New York City. Sept. 1, 2020. Moritz Glik, master of shake-style jewels (gems sandwiched between colorless sapphire) has unveiled a new collection that is not his typical ode to faceted gemstones. Instead, two capsule series dubbed Mar and Concha (sea and shell, respectively in Portuguese, Glik’s native language) within the Apura Collection put the nacreous pearl on a pedestal.
Mar comprises two saltwater pearl pieces featuring akoya, South Sea, and Tahitian keshi in one-of-a-kind necklaces, while Concha’s freshwater pearls are set in a pair of earrings, a pendant, and a ring. One other pair of pearl earrings is part of Glik’s Voa series. All the jewels are in 18k yellow or rose gold.
“I see that many designers are using pearls these days, and I thought that the market is now ready to see pearls in a way that reads Moritz Glik,” says the designer. “The keshi pearls, especially, have very organic shapes. Using the round shape to encase them creates a contrast between geometric and organic that is very fluid, and I love it. It’s quite similar to what I do with the rose cut stones that are so present in my shaker designs. When you ‘shake’ the pearl shakers, you can hear a very distinct sound, which connects me with the sound of the ocean.”
Mid-September is the official launch date for the new styles, but a look book has already been shared with Glik’s retailers. Retail prices start at $1,900. Shop them directly from Glik’s website on Sept. 15. Retailers interested in a wholesale account can email email@example.com.
Concha ring in 18k rose gold with natural-color pink freshwater pearls encased in a white sapphire kaleidoscope shaker, $1,900; email firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase
Concha earrings with natural-color pink freshwater pearls encased in a white sapphire kaleidoscope shaker and diamond accents, $2,700; email email@example.com for purchase
Mar 24 necklace in 18k yellow gold with saltwater akoya and South Sea keshi pearls encased in a white sapphire kaleidoscope shaker, $4,200; available online from Moritz Glik
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