The motion of the sea is influenced by the moon. For her new collection, Cristina Ortiz has taken inspiration from this simple yet extraordinary story, this natural lyricism of the world. And from an encounter with moonstones, which she discovered during her travels in Sri Lanka. Symbolic of telepathic communication, moonstones may come from the earth but their opalescent reflections draw the soul towards the fantastic and the spiritual.
Inspired by sea creatures, either real or imaginary, each rose gold piece is decorated with these gemstones like drops of water delicately placed on their surface. A darker version features black gold and mother-of-pearl. Discretely inset diamonds are lined up like scales of precious stones.
Organic and sensual, the shapes of the pieces unfurl luxuriously along the fingers and earlobe, and encircle the wrist like delicate starfish. Soft yet distinct lines which draw the outlines of a magical and enchanting world, dreamt up for women who are every inch the modern mermaid.
This vision of contemporary femininity has characterised every one of Cristina Ortiz’s collections and ensures that each of these hand-crafted pieces belong to one very special world: her own.