Who is she, the wonderful muse, that offers the inspiration to create unbelievable masterpieces? For my Brand, it is a confident and passionate woman with a hint of sparkle and charm. One of the brand’s most recent innovative collections has been named in her honour: Muse.
Every collection includes an element of a certain fantasy, either a technical or design secret, and the latest ‘Muse’ collection is no different. One of the most regularly applied and complex approaches is the signature invisible method of setting stones when several are positioned right next to each other, creating the effect of a bejewelled roadway. The process is intricate not only from a technical point of view, but in terms of the resources required. Indeed, to create the right illusion, stones of almost identical clarity, colour saturation and size are required. The more exclusively selected the stone is, the harder the task becomes; only the best jewellery houses can permit themselves to attempt this technique.
The search for unique – and to some extent even magical and unexpected – technical and design methods to make Mr Otazu Designs is an analogy for the female muse that has the soul of a chameleon: independent and self-assured, she can also be passionate and sensitive. Whether she chooses to put on comfortable trainers or high heels, she never forgets the jewellery that lives and breathes with her wherever she journeys.
“Muse is the continuation of collections that we called ‘illusions’. But the manner in which we have developed our mosaic and the way in which each Muse diamond is made is distinguished by the concept, design and technique,” explains Mr Rodrigo Otazu
The Argentinian / Dutch designer is presenting delicious jewels and serving yogurt in New York City
During the glory days or Sex and the City, many things Manhattan women loved became famous everywhere. There were the Manolos, cosmos, cupcakes and frozen yogurt. Remember the episode when Charlotte told Harry she loved him because he went out with her to get the dessert every night? Anyway, while the other elements of SATC may have somewhat waned in popularity, the frozen yogurt is still going strong. Oh, and today women in the city don’t have to go out to get it. They can have it delivered.
Argentinian Dutch jewelry designer Rodrigo Otazu, who lived in New York during the 1980s, totally gets this. He playfully tapped into the obsession with her newest offering in a couple of ways. One is quite literal. Rodrigo, who is a “total frozen yogurt fan,” takes the dessert literally to-go. If you swing by her booth at The Salon Art + Design from November 9-13 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, you will be served an Italian gourmet frozen yogurt while you enjoy the collection.
And speaking of the collection, yes, as you might imagine Rodrigo has immortalized his favorite indulgence into tiny frozen yogurt earrings and cufflinks. There are also candy-colored pieces.
The gift of a diamond engagement ring has long-served as a symbol of dedication and love. Mr. Rodrigo Otazu always believed that such sentiments should be captured and commemorated with something as precious and beautiful as a diamond, and worked with his designers and craftsmen to fashion the most exceptional engagement rings. While Mr. Otazu’s discerning standards have resulted in the creation of some of history’s most celebrated jewels, the history of the engagement ring itself dates back to ancient times.
Like so many great traditions, the gifting of an engagement ring originated in Ancient Egypt, where its circular shape was said to symbolize an eternal cycle. It was worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, where it was believed there was a vein that led straight to the heart, beginning a custom that continues today across many cultures. Several centuries later, in 1477, the tradition of diamond engagement rings began, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy with a delicate band adorned with diamonds in the shape of her first initial – winning her hand and heart over another suitor.
While the tradition of expressing one’s commitment has varied throughout the ages and across cultures, by the 1930s, the diamond engagement ring became a popular symbol to mark the promise of eternal love
Towering over the river below, Casta Diva and Maria Callas has remained a symbol of power and light even after her death. The Opera house was another ingredient that play in the imagination of the designer Rodrigo Otazu
Constructed in two stages, the imposing structure reflects its original build date with towers of Art Deco architecture emphasizing the strength and energy of the building’s purpose.
A majestic concentration of Art Deco opulence both inside and out, the interior of the grand façade was constructed with luxurious materials throughout; polished parquet floors and marbles continue to bring a sense of wonder to the entire building.
A magisterial orchestration of engineers, architects and designers were required to complete the construction of her music and place in a magic stage presentation; a combination of talent that achieved an unexpected marriage of mechanical engineering and rich artistry.
Opera echoes the Art Deco theatre of the Romance that Casta Diva music represent magic in the soul and the setting of the Opera house through angular cuts. The position of emerald–cut diamonds placed both vertically and horizontally contribute further to the geometrical architecture of the design.
A single orderly drop of diamonds on the Battersea Light necklace reflect the dramatic chimney held aloft in the structure’s silhouette.
As the power station required a combined exceptional skillset for its build, so too does the Battersea Light set combine the extraordinary talent of diamond craftsmen and designers to achieve the exquisitely precise lines of the designs that romance in the only one who mix them in one thought. LOVE
This beautiful necklace in red gold with (fancy) Asscher cut diamond is available for EUR 8.299,00. It includes the chain which is adjustable at different lengths (40, 42.5, 45 cm). Please be so kind and send us an email to email@example.com for further information. Thank you very much. Best regards, Rodrigo New York Team this is our LOVE ME THE WAY I AM collection made of fancy diamonds. It’s made of 9 stones to create the look of 1 single stone in Asscher cut. We do from 1 ct. to 5 ct. “look”. We do it in Emerald cut as well.
The Atelier from Dutch Argentinian designer Rodrigo Otazu is unique, a space bathed in soft natural light. where is produce exclusive designs for his brand Rodrigo New York Jewelers, setters, polishers and virtuoso artisans apply their talent and experience to create exceptional pieces. He call them “the dream team he always want it …. In this reserved era of the made-to-measure, jewelry is brought to life for the first time. A secret fascinating world where technique gradually fades into the background to provide space for beauty. More info firstname.lastname@example.org #rodrigootazu #rodrigonewyorkbrand #diaomnds
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