- 60% nickel silver, 30% zirconia, 10% brass
- Width of the pin approx. 2 cm
- Height of the pin approx. 2 cm
Energizing Morocco and traditional crafts
Morocco is the next stop on Anna Orska's long travel itinerary. This time the designer decided to write the next chapter of her design story in Marrakech. In this colorful and energetic city, the artist was introduced to several traditional crafts that caught her attention. Ultimately, however, she decided to focus on metalwork and metal lanterns, which impress with their precision craftsmanship and incredible details. Under the watchful eye of local masters, she adapted this non-jewelry craft into jewelry forms. Anna Orska brought a touch of her original style to the rich Moroccan design. She prepared the elements, which are traditionally made of golden brass, in silver and nickel silver, additionally coating them with graphite oxidation, which enhances the embossed patterns. She contrasted the dark texture of the main elements with gold-plated details in the form of stone settings, decorative links or ornament edges.
Lace pin with blue zirconia and floral ornament
The round pin was handmade from nickel silver in a local Moroccan workshop. Master craftsmen in Marrakech cut out the intricate pattern and gave it an openwork texture, then deepened the relief to highlight the decoration. The floral design was inspired by traditional Moroccan lamps, which, in keeping with Islamic tradition, are richly decorated with flowers, leaves or vines. Wanting to emphasize the play of light and shadow, the jewelry was oxidized in the ORSKA workshop. In addition, the pin was decorated with blue zirconia framed in a gold-colored brass frame. Thanks to the skillful combination of accents in different colors, the pin in the traditional Moroccan style stands out with a contemporary twist.
How to style pins and brooches?
Jewelry pins can be combined with other jewelry. They can even replace a necklace. Such decoration will easily add variety to any look. Although pins most often adorn the lapels of coats and jackets, they look equally elegant pinned to a shirt. Feel free to decorate your favorite sweater, turtleneck or neckline of a dress with a pin or brooch. Oxidized jewelry goes well with classic accessories such as handbags and scarves. You can pin it on the end of a scarf, or just below the neck, creating an original necklace. A pin or brooch is also a great way to add freshness to a handbag. Pin it to the strap or the front pocket of your bag to add it a unique character. Pins and brooches will work perfectly as a gift for people who do not wear jewelry on a daily basis.