After reminiscing about a summer trip to the Greek island of Santorini, jewelry designer Angela Arno became inspired to create her last collection, aptly titled "Santorini:"
"The Santorini collection features lapis lazuli, freshwater pearls, and lots of 14K gold-filled chain and accents.
Some key shapes for 2006 include the long Y necklace and delicate gemstone drops of chrysoprase and iolite. Warm-hued tortoise glass, deep orange mandarin garnet, and citrine evoke memories of the famous Oia sunsets, while lava and glass are nods to the volcano that gave Santorini its striking natural characteristics. "I didn't do the obvious thing and work with leather and Greek ceramic beads. I wanted to interpret the island and Greek culture through my jewelry in a different way," said.
This new collection, recently shown to the trade at Accessories: The Show in NYC, is now available online at www.angelaarno.com and at select retail locations. As a result of designer Angela Arno's continuing creativity, new pieces are constantly being added to the collection. Samples and images available for print and other media upon request."