The portrait of Yana Nesper
Yana Nesper Jewellery is an internationally renowned fine jewellery brand with a focus on pearls. The pearls featured in their jewellery pieces are nothing if not exceptional. Lustrous, with smooth, unblemished surfaces, Yana Nesper Jewellery showcases only the highest quality cultured pearls, both of salt water and freshwater origin. Each and every piece produced at their Pforzheim jewellery workshop is adorned with only the finest pearls.
Award Winning jewellery designer and founder of this eponymous brand, Yana Nesper is a pearl expert herself, who for the past twenty years, has been running her family’s pearl import business Heinz Nesper GmbH with her husband, Frank. However, in 2010, Yana started designing pearl jewellery under her own label, combining her love and knowledge of pearls with her need to have jewellery pieces that complemented the lifestyle of the modern, twenty-first century woman.
Yana finds her jewellery design inspiration in modern and classical music, fashion, art and travel. She designs her pearl jewellery pieces for women who are independent and living life to the fullest. From necklaces and bracelets to earrings and rings, these pieces are designed to be worn everyday, from day into night. They are contemporary with a surprising edginess to them, allowing the wearer to make a bold and unique statement.
What I find most appealing about this brand is the exquisite marriage of elegance and style in every piece. There is a refreshing minimalism in the designs which allows the pearls to be the focal point. The clean lines and precise craftsmanship makes you want to explore this brand further. Another very interesting thing about Yana Nesper Jewellery is their signature trademark-there is a blue sapphire embedded in one pearl every piece of jewellery. Bezel-set in an 18K gold frame, the sapphire is a guarantee of uncompromising quality and sets this brand apart.
Selection of collections, Yana Nesper
Of the several collection of the brand, Appasionata, a collection of rings, stood out to me for sheer beauty and glamour. There is a musicality to pieces. White South Sea pearls set on swirling, delicate bands of yellow 18k gold, pavé set with white diamonds and Black Tahitian pearls paired with diamonds and 18k black gold, the colour combinations are unapologetically striking. What I love about the designs is the fluidity of the lines, starting from the perfectly spherical pearls and culminating in the curving movement of gold. Simply brilliant!
Appasionata, White South Sea pearls set on swirling, delicate bands of yellow 18k gold, pavé set with white diamonds and Black Tahitian pearls paired with diamonds and 18k black gold
Another collection from the brand which really appealed to me was the Stiletto collection, highlighting a selection of earrings. Here the designs are uncompromisingly linear, but there is a whimsicality to the pieces due to the addition of luminous pearls. In this collection, we get a glimpse of the variety of fine quality pearls that Yana incorporates in her jewellery pieces. Silvery grey and dark grey Tahitians, gleaming white South Seas and gorgeous Akoyas, different colours and sizes of pearls create a look which is at once enchanting and very opulent. And like their namesake, the stiletto heel, these earrings say “look at me” in the most charming way possible.
Stiletto collection, Silvery grey and dark grey Tahitians, gleaming white South Seas and gorgeous Akoyas
The jewellery brand also supports the Pink Ribbon Germany charity through their Pink Pearl Collection. The collection features three pieces designed around pink freshwater pearls and 10% of all proceeds from this collection are donated for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Yana especially chose pink pearls for this collection, not only because they echo the colour of the Pink Ribbon charity, but because “pink pearls are valuable and feminine and remind us to be more mindful of our bodies.”
Yana Nesper Jewelry definitely does not fall under “your grandmother’s pearls” category. This fine jewellery brand’s jewellery pieces have been designed and crafted to present exquisite pearls in a way which is both chic and elegant. For pearl and jewellery lovers alike, Yana Nesper Jewelry delivers on style, workmanship as well as that very elusive and exclusive quality, luxury!