Creative Expression abounds for the Holidays at Quandrum Gallery
This is the second year of our Gifts for The Holidays Guide for which we enlisted modern jewelry retailers and antique shop owners and experts. For each installment, we have asked for suggestions from their brick and mortar or online stores. We have also asked what gift they would choose for themselves this holiday season.
Modernity, creative expression and the boundless imaginations of a well-rounded selection of contemporary jewelry artists define Quadrum Gallery’s sensibility. A treasure trove of talent in a streamlined, elegant space at the Mall at Chestnut Hill, Quadrum is the go-to jewelers in Boston for those who live there as well as international tourists. It has also evolved into an online destination which showcases the passion, energy, use of daring materials and one-of-a-kind pieces of its featured artists.
Director of the Gallery Sia Maravelias offers these holiday gift suggestions for the 2nd year in our series:
“I was awestruck when Gabriella Kiss first showed me her Love Token Bracelet. An extension of the Love Token series of rings, each 18K yellow gold charm on this handcrafted chain holds its own contribution to the way we feel, see hear, speak and are touched by love. And, it is the perfect bracelet on its own or paired with other favorites in a woman’s stack. Sculptural and filled with sentiment and significance, this gift can be given to a romantic partner or a cherished friend.”
“I am partial to jewelry that is not only beautifully crafted but that can be worn in multiple ways. I think these type of pieces make some of the best gifts. Such is the case of this Spinelli Kilcollin Cancer Ring. Four links of mixed metals and various color diamonds are wearable in different formations-as a stack on one finger or across four fingers. The ring is seemingly effortless but the clean lines belie the architectural ingenuity. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, these 18K rose gold and yellow gold interlocked bands sparkle with white, cognac and champagne diamonds…we’ll toast to that!”
“For the edgy and the elegant alike, we’ve chosen these TAP by Todd Pownell earrings. Handcrafted in Cleveland, Ohio they are the most stunning pair of organic gold and diamonds earrings we’ve seen from the uber talented designer! The fluid 18K yellow gold sheets have been hand hammered to textural perfection. The 14 round diamonds have been inverted to create an unusual sparkle and an even more striking display of unique beauty. These earrings are for a woman who has distinctive tastes, likes to turn heads and also stand out from a crowd.”
Sia’s choice for the holidays?
I would personally love this Pat Flynn nail bracelet as an addition to my stack. I already own two from his nail bracelet collection, and my goal is to eventually have five! This particular piece is a Quadrum favorite! We consider it an absolute must-have for every jewelry box. Hand-forged, this iron nail bracelet features a long stripe of 22 tapered white diamonds set in 18K palladium white bezels. The hinge mechanism is meticulously crafted, and the character of this industrial material paired with luxe diamonds is unparalleled. A striking statement-maker all on its own, this sparkling bracelet also plays well with others.”
GIFT GUIDE #9: METIER SAN FRANCISCO’S SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW FOR OUR 12 DAYS OF GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS SERIES