Maria Kotsoni, jewellery designer and the creative mind behind Maria Kotsoni Fine Jewellery, has launched her 'Spiked' high jewellery collection: 'Spiked', December 2017. The collection comprises many pieces with the very best examples of using 18ct gold, gemstones and high-quality diamonds.
"The Spiked is encountered in Nature as an accessory to many life forms. Mostly serving as a defense mechanism to protect the delicate and vulnerable; ultimately used as a weapon where the combat for survival is inevitable. By averting potential threats it beholds a protective quality and by winning a mortal combat, shares the power of the fittest. In this collection, the spike acts as an archetypal symbol; the recollection of which awakens the primal instinct that leads us back to the source of our origin, reconnects us with all things living and finally restores us to the original state of consciousness where an eternal battle and a union of opposites, balance out; for the preservation of life itself" says Maria Kotsoni.
From The 'Spiked' Collection, Hand sculpted, 18K gold Maria Kotsoni
"I perceive Jewelry primarily as an Art form ; one that works visually; in micro scale, but also in a fascinating intimate way, through the sense of touch. This is the magic of Jewelry... Through the sense of touch, a piece sacredly mediates between artist and barer by allowing the passing of a personal quality from the first to the second; strongly connecting them, ultimately bonding them through time. My relationship with jewellery is rooted in my childhood. I was born and raised in the mediterranean island of Cyprus. Pafos, my home town, has a r