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Founder of Toronto’s Biko Jewellery looks to nature for inspiration

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Using discovered pure objects, Anestopoulos then “manually manipulates” the items into “light-weight, wearable” designs.

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Corrine Anestopoulos looks to nature for inspiration for her jewellery designs.

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“I’ve found beautiful seashells in Mexico, pebbles at my grandmother’s village beach in Greece, and one-of-a-kind freshwater pearls that I first hand-cast into metal,” the Toronto-based jewellery designer behind the model Biko says.

Using the discovered pure objects, Anestopoulos then “manually manipulates” the items into “lightweight, wearable” designs.

“These components are finally combined alongside classic shapes to create our unique, nostalgic yet modern collections,” Anestopoulos explains.  We caught with Anestopoulos to study extra.

Q. For those that aren’t acquainted, what’s Biko Jewellery?

A. Biko is a modern-nostalgic jewelry model bringing you timeless, elevated classics for day by day. Each piece is hand made with love by our small workforce in Toronto. I’m impressed by up to date design, world curiosities and nature’s delicate kinds, so Biko is known as a celebration of the playful patterns I observe on the planet round me. I work with a spread of signature parts every season like hand-cast pendants, pure stones like pearls and modern blended metals resembling rhodium and 14-karat gold, to create fashionable, refined silhouettes.

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Q. What makes it distinctive?

A. Biko is 100 per cent designed and made domestically in Toronto in small batches. Each piece is sustainably and ethically manufactured as properly. With each assortment, I personally gather items of nature, resembling seashells, pebbles and pearls that I forged into steel, making our Biko elements fully distinctive to us and wealthy with tales behind them.

Q. Who is the goal buyer?

A. There is unquestionably one thing for everybody in every Biko assortment. We have large assertion items for individuals who love to make a splash with their jewels, and smaller extra delicate items for those that need to look polished but understated. I’ve bought items to males wanting for pendants and moms and daughters shopping for a number of items collectively for an event. This reveals me time and time once more that Biko actually transcends generations, genders, tastes and kinds.

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Q. Is there a ‘hero’ product within the line?

A. Our newest assortment known as Molten Pearl and is impressed by the mysterious freshwater pearl. In this assortment I might positively say the Barroco Hoops are the “stars” of the present. They are a tad playful and majorly must-have ‘cool’. In understanding the range of our prospects’ tastes and kinds, we’ve been additionally seeing the Wavi Hoops & Huggies, and the Molten Pendant and Shay Pendant flying out the studio door as properly.

Q. What is the worth vary for your merchandise?

A. Prices vary from $75 for a small pair of studs, to $345 for bigger extra assertion collar-style necklaces.

Q. And, lastly, the place can individuals test them out?

A. You can store for Biko via our web site ilovebiko.com and make certain to observe us at @biko_official to sustain to date on new collections, particular provides and extra.

Aharris@postmedia.com

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