Craftsmanship

She's Allegra

This is a big week for us. Finally we can make our big reveal. She's here, Allegra.

She is now live on our website where you can send in a request for order. She is not stocked or available in shops. She is purely hand made and will be ready for her new owner within 30 days of order confirmation. 

As we say in our vision statement, "Our vision is to create an extraordinary design experience where the client walks away with their own dream piece", we also mean our dream pieces. And that's what Couture is. It's where we let our creativity run completely free. 

It's our ace card. It's our crown jewels. These are the pieces where our clients can get a whole other type of design experience. To experience the real Home of Eve designs.

We hope you'll grow to love her as much as we do!

Love,

 
 

Craftsmanship.

This is one of our four values: Craftsmanship, Artistry, Passion & Finesse. 

The definition of Craftsmanship: "Skill in particular craft", "The quality of design and work shown in something made by hand".

What first drew me to jewellery was the idea of being able to physically create something so complex, beautiful and durable. I love getting my hands dirty and where better do it then in a workshop full of gold and gems. I spent two years learning silversmithing, gem setting, gem cutting and I loved it so much. But like any other craft you need to dedicate your full time, your every waken hour to that specific craft to master it fully. I knew just smithing the jewellery wasn't going to be enough for me. I wanted to be more focused on the design and gemstones. So I choose to continue my studies in gemmology and illustration.

My years behind the bench are the best thing I ever did for my passion. It is absolutely essential to understand the complexity of the materials and it's important to respect the work that's behind the finished result. Thanks to that I can carefully choose my partners in making and make sure our jewellery are up to the quality and also that the design comes out exactly like I've planned. 

What I mostly love about the craft is that even today, in 2016, we still carry out the same methods as we did hundreds of years ago (but of course there are a lot of new modern tools and techniques). Cause jewellery making is one of the oldest crafts in the world and have existed in all civilizations. The same goes for gem cutting. Fashioning of gems goes back hundreds of years, even though the methods weren't so precise as they are today, beautiful jewellery were made!

As mentioned before, I wished to have been a master at all aspect of the jewellery business but unfortunately no one can. But it doesn't mean that still can't get my hands dirty. As one of my many hobbies, I still cut gems from time to time. And I will never stop.

 

Oscars!

This time of the year is always exciting with all the awards and fashion shows coming up and the biggest one of them all, of course, is the Oscars! And this year was pretty special for us Swedes, our own Alicia Vikander was nominated for best supporting actress and to our delight, she WON! And she won wearing Louis Vuitton high jewelry pieces.

But of course, as a jewellery lover we don't just get excited by the winners, we admire the precious red carpet jewels!

These are my three favourites. Left: Cate Blanchett wearing Tiffany's. She just looks Tiffany's with that amazing outfit! Middle: Daisy Ridley in gorgeous Chanel. With everything that is Chanel, it's both creative and elegante. Amazing and interesting pieces. Right: Saoirose Ronan in Chopard. The missmatch earrings is such a hit. Plus we just really love how big and colorful the gems are in these pieces. 

And top off the amazing night, Leonardo Dicaprio finally won his Oscar! Better late then never! 

 

Teasers and Announcements

What's exciting with the start of each year is setting all the new plans in motion. There is more excitement and motivation then ever before. We've already reached February, the winter is hanging in but spring is lurking around the corner. It's such a special time! 

You always say as a business owner that this year will be THE year. 2015 was huge for us but 2016 is going to be even better! That feeling is unbeatable! 

On a more private note, this year is very special because not only are we adding to the Home of Eve family of products (which I will tell you more about in just a second) but we have also added to our own little family and welcomed baby Sebastian on the 9th of February! Our little bundle of joy came out healthy and beautiful and we couldn't be more greatful

Back to our products. As we get closer to March and April, we will soon be able to completely share with you our new and upcoming feature to Home of Eve. Something more luxurious, colorful, creative and artistic then anything we've ever done before! It will all be revealed right here on the website and on our social medias so stay tuned!

 

Valentines

The most romantic holiday of the year! And somehow jewellery has always been the language of love. In all honesty, I have to say that it's more romantic when you surprise your loved one any other day of the year, when it's unexpected and spontaneous. You don't really need a specific day to spoil someone you love right? But, somehow, we can't help loving the warm and love filled feeling this day brings.

It's not all red ribbons and hearts. What I truly love, as mentioned many times before, is when people dare to try something new and really put some thought into the jewellery they want to make. A gift is still a gift, it's ment for someone, what is more romantic then when you make it personal? 

So to all the lovebirds out there, I wish you a lovely Valentines day and to everyone who is not to fond of this day, I wish you a wonderful 14th of February! 

 

The Webster

We all are inspired by other designers in our own fields. I'm even having a series monthly where I showcase my favourite jewellery designers. So when Im asked what designer I loved the most it is always hard to choose, but, the first one that always come to mind is Stephen Webster.

When I started my journey in the jewellery world he was the one who stod out in the crowd of sophisticated, classical Diamond jewellery with his gothic and rock-ish jewellery. I was hooked! I loved all of it! The colors, the sharp edges, the very graphic, straight to the point motifs. It was just brilliant. It was so inspiring to see someone with a whole new take on what luxurious jewellery could be. It doesn't have to be the traditional brilliant cut Rubies and Sapphires neatly stacked but it could be a fancy cut pink Kunzite or purple Tanzanites in the shape of a seahorse or a spider. To me he is the David Bowie of the jewellery industry. 

He is not only an inspiring designer with years of experience on the bench but he is also a very active in the industry helping set the standards for fairtrade material and created the Rock Vault for the British Fashion Council, lifting up British aspiring jewellery designers. In general being an interesting and impressive man. Paving the way for a newer generation of jewellery designers and brands. 

 

So, What Is Bespoke?

The definition of bespoke is "made to order". So what does that mean when you talk about jewellery? To me as a jewellery designer it means that dreams become reality. Making your ultimate fantasy come to life. It means that you will get something unique and precious that you can cherish and value for the rest of your life. Cause that's what jewellery is. A treasure.

When jewellery is made with great craftsmanship and with great material it will live forever, through any weather, seasons or civilisation. It's what I like to call, durable art. 

Rose gold ring set with Diamonds & triangle cut Morganite

The process might seem dunting to some. It can get so expensive and do I really know what I want? What if I don't know what my ultimate dream piece is? That's where us jewellery designers come in. By getting to know a person, their story, desire and wishes I can help them discover a whole new passion and suddenly they can't contain their excitement!

Never forget, quality jewellery might be expensive but it will always hold it's value. Cause through all generations and civilisations, jewellery has been the standing value and considered the true riches.

If you are curious what bespoke jewellery is all about, please check out our services under "Bespoke" and send us an enquiry. It can never hurt to ask, right? :)

Love,

 

New Beginnings

It's finally here! Our brand new website and we couldn't be more excited. It's not only the website that's new, our overall profile has undergone a makeover and we're happy to finally share it with the world. Blasting through all our media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A BIG thank you to the wonderful Tiara Attar who did an amazing job working on this wonderful website!

Home of Eve has always been about making dreams come true. We love working on projects, whether it's our own or our clients. Since our start in 2013, we have release our own signature collection, Cube Collection, and made several amazing bespoke pieces, and there are much more to come.

On our new website, you can learn more about how the Bespoke service works, see where our Cube Collection is sold or place a direct order, see our brand video, peak on our artwork, get great tips on how to take care of your jewellery and more. I've even shared my own story and background, along with some of my illustrations, so you can get an idea of what bespoke jewellery is all about.

I really hope you like it and stay tuned on our blog and media channels to learn more about upcoming projects, events and more.

Love,