SUSTAINABLE LUXURY JEWELRY
With every design, ANAKATARINA presents irresistibly exquisite symbols of individuality. Recycled high-karat metals, fossilized mammoth bone, exotic wood, and sustainably sourced gemstones allow each piece to tell a compelling story: True luxury does not compromise.
Luxury has often been said to be a continuous state of extravagance. From tailored shoes and wardrobes to one-of-a-kind jewellery and artwork, it is a common societal notion that luxury equals excess. However, this notion seems to be a byproduct of paying attention only to the surface and not digging deeper to discover the true nature of luxury. Luxury, in of itself, is a multi-layered, living environment that must be respectfully experienced with an engaged mind seeking the essence of living well. But to do this accurately, there must exist a respect for time, nature, and human ingenuity, which requires a keen understanding of accountability. So it is easy to see why there is much confusion over the definition or physical manifestation of luxury today.
But there is a thriving movement seeking to revitalize luxury through sustainability and conservation. As can be seen in fashion, automotive innovations, and other areas of consumer goods, the affluent consumer’s search for luxury goods fulfilling their lifestyle needs and preferences for sustainability has created a strong push towards redefining the forefront of the industry. One of the most exciting sectors embracing this movement is fine jewellery and independent jewellery designer, Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic is showing just how glamorous sustainable luxury can be.
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High End Quality + Ethically Sourced Materials
Through her brand, ANAKATARINA, Ana focuses on fusing high-end design with ethically sourced materials to create irresistibly exquisite jewellery. Her work features recycled high-karat metals, fossilized mammoth bone and walrus tusk, exotic woods, conflict-free diamonds, and gemstones sourced from certified sustainable mines with documented fair labor practices. Her materials even includes heirloom and vintage precious jewellery from clients, which she reincarnates into magnificently collectable and wearable adornments. Each one-of-a-kind design is an environmentally-conscious treasure, a future heirloom destined to be cherished by generations to come. In addition to custom pieces, she also creates a limited edition collection of fifty pieces, all signed and numbered. In this way, her work stays true to her ideals of accountability and connectedness, by creating true luxury without compromising Earth’s natural resources or the human right to a fair compensation and a healthy quality of life.
by Aamaal Abdul-Malik
Launched in 2007, ANAKATARINA was created to combine design elements from the natural world, antiquity, and modern Bauhaus with sustainable materials to create wearable luxury jewellery that is artistic, unique, and elegant. With a focus on environmental awareness, holistic wellness, and social ethics, sustainable luxury jewellery designer, Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic designs exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces express clients’ individual personality, ideals, and lifestyle. ANAKATARINA collections are currently sold in eight countries through private clientele, retail stores and gallery exhibitions and have been featured in private exhibitions and media in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
For more information visit http://anakatarina.com