21.5.11

{at the shops: nallik by jean balke, new york}

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. . . always adore a perfect juxtaposition -- vintage & modern, old & new, simple & ornate -- and what could be better than rough-hewn, natural elements paired with delicate chains and glamorous gold?

nallik, a word borrowed from the inuit language, cannot be translated directly, but means protection and nurturing in a loving way; according to designer jean balke, the "Inuit people appreciate that we are all connected to each other and our surroundings. They respect the environment and know it contains everything we need to live."

balke, who grew up in germany, lived in helsinki, london and san diego, currently resides in nyc;
before she began designing jewelry, she worked as a photographer and art director, and has travelled to over 45 countries, drawing inspiration from the people and landscapes she has experienced along the way; the result is this utterly perfect mix of rock & refined . . .

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{p.s.} previous at the shops:
* florence & florence, uk
* lady grey, new york
* ralph lauren, paris
* neology by mina, brooklyn
* mrs. press, australia



{all images from nallik}

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Samia (Burrs & Berries) said...

So utterly stunning, delighted to have happened upon this on your lovely blog – always the chicest finds! Immediately paying a visit to this pretty pretty shop. x

May 24, 2011  
Blogger Samantha Kay said...

Stunning jewelry- great post!

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May 24, 2011  
Blogger Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

Bellissimi questi gioielli il mio preferito è quello con la pietra verde fantastico !!! Ciao Marcella

Ps.: passa da me mi farebbe piacere un tuo parere. Grazie

May 24, 2011  
Blogger Jane Flanagan said...

100% stunning - thank you for sharing!

May 24, 2011  
Blogger travelkate said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the introduction!

May 24, 2011  
Anonymous Tamara, Bella Boho said...

Clearly a unanimous decision...STUNNING!

May 24, 2011  
Blogger Alice said...

Those are some pretty gorgeous pieces, there.

Just a Silhouette

May 24, 2011  
Anonymous Molliee said...

these are stunning! so delicate and artistic

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May 24, 2011  
Blogger Dumbwit Tellher said...

Each & every one is incredibly gorgeous. I could wear them all. I can always count on you for impeccable taste!

x Deb

May 24, 2011  
Blogger sécia said...

Really amazing pieces.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

May 24, 2011  
Blogger Kathryn said...

I don't normally wear necklaces...but these are so very gorgeous I might just break my own rule! Thanks for sharing such stunning artistry!

May 24, 2011  
Blogger Vasu said...

beautiful....lovely pieces


http://www.etsy.com/shop/Rosabellebyvasu

May 25, 2011  
Blogger nomadas said...

OMG!! they are soooo pretty, want one =)

May 25, 2011  
Blogger Julie Khuu said...

Love this collection! I have never seen stones clamped this way...so much detail, such great displays! Beautiful!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

May 25, 2011  
Blogger Monica from Hola!design said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Already on my wish list.

May 25, 2011  
Blogger akasha said...

oh, i love these!

May 25, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful !

May 26, 2011  

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