DREAMS: Marie Mas, a bold and daring spirit
"Coming straight from the worlds of fashion and costume jewellery, Marie Mas is smashing the codes of traditional jewellery by inventing a range of new systems. There are very few people who master the art of jewellery, and even fewer who seek to revolutionize it. But Marie Mas is both. Driven by her technical prowess and undeniable creativity, she invents jewellery with two identities. She was faced with several complex problems, and developed a system of dual stones which allowed the gems to come to life and change colour on the wearer's skin. These almost mechanical pieces never fail to surprise and delight. For her first high jewellery collection, entitled Swinging Stones, topazes, amethysts and quartz are set back to back and articulated like a line of dominos. The move, knock each other and transform into a rainbow coloured whirlwind. Each stone is replaced by another as they move harmoniously together. The jewellery is also reversible, to be tailored to each person and their desires. Innovation in today's world can be complicated, but this young designer relished the challenge! After working for Raf Simons and Dior (accessories) she ended up leaving the costume jewellery sector. Now her most iconic piece is a clasped double stone with a flat-cut gemstone, a technique developed specially for the collection. The final result is a facetted marquise-cut stone in the center in order to reflect light and shine spectacularly. When you try on her jewellery pieces, you understand their full complexity. And Marie herself is happy to confirm, stating that the most difficult task was finding the right artisans to work with. Like many other renowned designers, Marie travelled as far as Jaipur to find the right people for the job!"
*The article features Dancing Necklace.