Iskin Sisters – Innovative Jewelry for Modern Day Woman
When it comes to jewelry, especially present-day jewelry, few things make more of a statement than well-played geometric shapes. Finding new ways to display old forms is a skill, but creatively combining art with science is a craft of its own.
Such is the story of two Argentinian born sisters with Brazilian roots who gave birth to their quite unconventional jewelry brand known as Iskin Sisters. The brand was launched back in 2004 in Buenos Aires where the first store opened, but soon after the jewelry was exported worldwide and is currently exhibited in numerous museums around the globe. MoMa New York, MoMa Tokyo, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Houston Museum of Contemporary Art are just a few that carry Iskin Sisters jewelry.
What is specific about Iskin Sisters apart from the designs, is the overall concept behind the brand as well as the materials used. Jewelry designs are inspired by architecture, modern and contemporary art, and faraway travels. Materials are drawn from nature and include leather, suede, and acrylic among others.
All pieces are carefully hand finished and they give away an air of ambiguity despite all the simplicity and practicality they carry. Jewels are lightweight and comfortable for all day wear, yet they are striking and bold all the same. There is this duality that makes them that much more intriguing.
The brand was created with a modern woman in mind and is unapologetically futuristic. Jewelry can be dressed up or down, have casual or dressy flair, worn to multiple occasions, and turn heads in any one of those.
Below are just a few of my favorite pieces from different collections that capture well the essence of the brand. For more information and insight on the brand, feel free to visit its website at iskinjewelry.com.