‘The Art of Lapidary’ is a short documentary produced by TVRRINI for the Thera Collection. Lapidary is the art of shaping rough stones to reveal their light. As one of...
At TVRRINI, we are dedicated to sustaining a respect for the craft of 18K Gold jewellery.
Our main designer, Bibi, has been working with precious metal including gold and silver for over 30 years, and she is committed to support the value that gold has had throughout human civilisation. Yet, jewellery is more than a luxury for us. It affects us emotionally. We are conscious to use our artistic senses to refine each idea and reflect the intrinsic value behind each jewel.
We get inspired by a range of sources: books, museums, sound recording, visual patterns, to name just a few. While gathering ideas for a collection, we usually sketch the initial concepts on paper. At this point, we may leave out gemstones from the idea and focus on gesture.
After that we move on to refine them over multiple drafts, depending on the collection. The iteration of a concept is important to properly using materials and minimise wastage later in production.
For each design with coloured stones and precious metals, we make sure the quality of materials can deliver ideas with unparalleled wonder. We hold gemstones to see the quality up close. This experience of feeling the shapes and textures is crucial for our studio to uphold the level of detail that we aspire to on a daily basis.
Our jewellery is made in solid 18K Gold. It will last longer than gold vermeil or plated jewellery, so customers do not need to have their items re-plated as they wear, which can lead to higher usage of toxic chemicals and emissions that come with each delivery. Solid gold jewellery also maintains a higher value over time, making them ideal for investment.
Packaging is just as important as the jewellery itself. This includes making elegantly textured, gold toned bags in metallic paper boxes with a nod to the classic aesthetic seen on the streets of of Athens and Florence.
We make our pouches in high-quality fabrics, finishing each one with silver tags, grounded in the same design principles as our jewellery. Available in small, medium, case, and large sizes, they store your jewellery and also make an elegant statement that you are supporting an independent brand like ours.
Each piece is dispatched through UPSC’s priority delivery service. Their packaging tends to be made with recyclable materials that ensures each piece safely arrives at its destination.
After more than three decades of working as a goldsmith and metalwork instructor, jewellery designer Bibi Cheung decided it was time to build a brand that is joyful to experience.
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