Jewelry befitting a Peruvian warrior priestess

 
 Nautilus Earfan Double in natural pink rodonite set on 21kt gold plated brass. Photos courtesy of  monicasordo.com .

Nautilus Earfan Double in natural pink rodonite set on 21kt gold plated brass. Photos courtesy of monicasordo.com.

 

Caracas-born jewelry designer Monica Sordo often takes inspiration from the architecture she discovers on her travels, with art deco details and iconic buildings at the center of many of her collections.

For her Spring/Summer 2018 Cao capsule, the designer was inspired by the Peruvian archeological site “El Brujo” (The Wizard), the burial site of the Lady of Cao, believed to be a high-ranking priestess of the pre-Incan Moche culture. Amongst the remains is a luxurious collection of 1,500-year old gold jewelry: Exquisitely designed pieces by Peru’s earliest artisans.

 Sordo's ring series create a constellation of shapes and sizes that fit together. Photos courtesy of  monicasordo.com .

Sordo's ring series create a constellation of shapes and sizes that fit together. Photos courtesy of monicasordo.com.

Sordo worked alongside local craftsmen in Lima, Perú to create the Cao capsule, a handmade collection of geometric forms and interchangeable brass pieces finished in 24 karat gold and natural stones befitting a warrior priestess. Highlights feature the Brujo Half Orbit Earrings and the Huaca Choker.

The Cao collection also brings back an assortment of past collection favorites, including new tones for the best-selling Nautilus Earfan earrings, inspired by staircases of the 1930s and the perfect beauty of the symmetrical Nautilus shellmonicasordo.com

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