Amazonian inspiration: the new jewellery collection by Thais Bernardes
Brazilian nature, sustainable stones and Italian workmanship for the designer's latest capsule
Brazil's nature has always been one of the jewellery designer's sources of inspiration Thais Bernardes, originally from Minas Gerais, the Brazilian state that, as its name suggests, is home to an incredible concentration of mines rich in stones of all kinds. His work, in addition to the search for the most beautiful and sustainable gems, focuses in these latest creations on plant life forms. As in the case of the latest capsule collection with the Brazilian name Cipó.
A typical forest plant, the 'cipó' (from the Tupi language: ysypó), or liana, is considered sacred by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon, who weave it to create spheres of different sizes. This very sphere is the basic module of the collection, then declined in different versions: necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings with an ethnic taste but at the same time minimal and refined.
All the jewels in the capsule are made of gold-plated and burnished silver and manufactured in Italy, as demonstrated by the craftsmanship in the workmanship.
The designer and former model, who has always been sensitive to indigenous rights, has decided to donate part of the proceeds from the sale of this collection to Survival Internationalthe world movement that has been fighting for indigenous peoples, to preserve them and to ensure their full autonomy since 1969.
The 'Cipó' collection can be purchased at the Thais Bernardes Gioielli corner at the Brian & Barry Building in Milan (Via Durini 28), via Whatsapp (+39 380 795 0519) and, from December, also on www.thaisbernardes.com.
The Survival Association has just celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special calendar for 2019. The images of indigenous peoples are taken by some of the world's most famous photographers - from Steve McCurry to Sebastião Salgado, Yann Arthus-Bertrand to Timothy Allen. To view them and to contribute to Survival's cause, click here