Jewelry and perfumes both have the mesmerizing ability to evoke and invoke sentimentality, nostalgia and even romance. It is this play on human emotions by this combo that has inspired contemporary jewelry designers to reawaken the ancient tradition of wearing scents in precious bottles as necklaces. Many modern designers have already executed this concept of scent bottle jewelry with suave.
London designer Diane Kordas’ mentions “I always wanted to design a collection; something very close to the heart” and with her sexy Amulette collection of gold, onyx and diamond pavé scent bottles, she has done just that! Kordas’ perfume jewelry is priced at $ 3,800.
Buddha Mama jewelry is a perfect example of how jewelry and scent go hand-in-hand with sentimentality and nostalgia. Designer Dakota Badia created her exotically oriental collection of perfume jewelry as a manner of paying homage to “the funky atomizers on the vanities” of her mother and grandmother which she constantly admired while growing up. Badia presents her perfume at $ 37,800 in a 144-carat cacholong opal decorated with enameled, diamond-set lucky symbols, which include a dream catcher, four leaf clover, and horseshoe.
LA designer Jacquie Aiche’s perfume jewelry comes in bottles made of lapis and turquoise stones. Aiche says she chose this combination of stones as the container for her perfume jewelry because of these two stones’ distinctive spiritual significance. According to Aiche, lapis inspires creative expression and turquoise contains the powers of healing. According to the designer, the spiritual potency of this perfume jewelry’s stones become enhanced when you store inside your favorite aromatherapy oil! “Similar to the energy of precious stones, aromatherapy acts simultaneously on the mind, body and spirit to enhance your health and restore balance” explains the designer. At $ 2,965 this spiritually intriguing perfume jewelry seems to be the perfect necklace to wear close to your heart to keep yourself balanced.
One of John Rubel’s most iconic designs over the years has been its miniature perfume flask. Thus it’s not surprising that when Sophie Rubel decided to revive the family brand she chose this iconic piece to showcase her talents! The original perfume and bottle were designed by her great-uncles; small enough by the then standards to fit inside a lady’s evening bag. Now, Sophie has reinvented the vial in the form of an Akoya pearl-topped flask as an elegant piece of wearable jewelry, priced at $ 19,600.
Source: Robb Report