Professional Category Finalist
Prins & Prins Diamonds
The customer: A professional 30 to 40-year-old female with a strong sense of style who is successful, bold and knows who she is. She and her partner appreciate fine arts and craftsmanship.
There is no symbol which expresses the idea of love more than the age-old heart symbol. Using the latter as the core inspiration for the design, almost Celtic-like patterns around the form of the heart shape was formed. Through repetition, as we find in traditional Zulu jewellery, a mandala-like wreath was born.
The symbolic nature of a wreath dates back to the Victorian era for weddings, where it represented eternity. The Greek Etruscan civilisation used precious metals to create wreaths as a sign of lineage and rank. Today we use wreaths to celebrate special occasions, such a Christmas and to pay homage to those we have lost in a celebration of life.