The Chrȳsós Collection

Inspired by the beauty and mystery surrounding the myths of Greek goddesses, Chrȳsós – meaning gold in Greek – is a collection that borrows nature’s symbolism to create jewellery pieces of incomparable beauty. Cascading droplets, leaves on a tree branch, polished sea shells and grains on a stalk – several metaphors spring to mind when you see Chrȳsós. And like nature’s motifs, the design promises to remain eternally fashionable.

Using a number of gold colours – including a rare Champagne brown – and a unique satin finish, the elements of the pieces are assembled and strung together to create a dynamic flow of movement and light. The way the pieces are put together and the combination of textures create a look fit for a goddess – simple in conception but exceptionally complex in the effect it creates.

Our Exclusive Chrȳsós Collection Designs

Inspired by the beauty and mystery surrounding the myths of Greek goddesses, Chrȳsós – meaning gold in Greek – is a collection that borrows nature’s symbolism to create jewellery pieces of incomparable beauty. Cascading droplets, leaves on a tree branch, polished sea shells and grains on a stalk – several metaphors spring to mind when you see Chrȳsós. And like nature’s motifs, the design promises to remain eternally fashionable.

Jewellery in ancient Greece had distinct styles that have been sought after through the centuries. Harnessing the beauty, subtlety and creativity of the animal kingdom, Greek jewellery was meant to be audacious and impressive. Even as early as 1600 BC, Greeks were molding metals such as silver, gold, bronze and alloy into ornately designed pendants. Depictions of flowers, humans, and even more complex abstract pieces are still found today. This mastery of melting precious metals continued well into the evolution of Greece.

The period from 500-400 BC is known as the Golden Age of Greek jewellery making. It is at this time that laurel wreaths and rosettes were made using perfected filigree techniques. Designs were as vibrant as ever with motifs of birds, snakes, lions and various forms of nature. At this time, precious and semi precious stones such as amethysts, emeralds and pearls were adapted into the jewellery.

As Greece became a mega power of the world due to Alexander the Great’s conquests, its riches flourished and that included an abundant flow of jewels and gold from the East.

The Chrȳsós collection keeps the rich tradition of Greek jewellery making alive today. The collection features a number of gold colours – including a rare champagne brown – and a unique satin finish. The elements of these pieces are assembled and strung together to create a dynamic flow of movement and light. The way the pieces are put together and the combination of textures create a look fit for a goddess – simple in conception but exceptionally complex in the effect it creates.