By Kelly Cho
The intersection of art and fashion
VIZZ Jewelry, an independent jewelry brand for modern women, was inspired by the idea of integrating contemporary art and high fashion with avant-garde jewelry. From statement pieces to dainty staples, the brand offers a varied selection that appeals to those from all walks of life.
Each of the brand’s collections boasts unique design perspectives, where the aesthetic directions are clear yet explorative. My favorite among them is the ‘Pollock Collection,’ which is inspired by the work of renowned abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. His drip technique made him one of the most influential painters of his generation–an approach that is reflected in the bold, organic, and imaginative designs in the 12-piece collection.
Art plays a vital role in the brand’s design philosophy, as the founders view jewelry as “wearable sculptures,” where something as small as earrings can completely change a person’s face. Rather than merely adhering to trends, the brand endeavors to create pieces that reflect the individual’s identity and can be worn every day. All the pieces are sterling silver or gold plated, and there is also a collection of fine jewelry made from solid gold.
VIZZ Jewelry is the brainchild of a collaborative couple, Thomas Tjiong and Carmen Un. Over the past 11 years, they have designed and produced jewelry collections for international brands. Their work has been exhibited in Paris, Denmark, and Hong Kong.
“Trend is a collective thought and action in a particular time-space, and fashion is the perfect way to portray this identity. I love to experiment [with] the possibility of color, material, and form to achieve a distinctive sensibility,” says Un.
All collections can be purchased from the VIZZ Jewelry website. Customers can enjoy free shipping to Europe and Asia, and the U.S. for orders over US$80. –KC
Photos courtesy of VIZZ Jewelry.