MURADiAN is a jewelry collection inspired by the ornamental patterns of traditional Armenian embroidered carpets. Each piece in the MURADiAN collection features the intricate designs developed and used for generations in the Marash and Ayntab cities of historic Cilicia. The artist behind the brand, Tatevik Muradyan, believes in the ability to incorporate traditional art and cultural traditions in modern, stylish and wearable jewelry pieces.
3Dzook is an Armenian startup specializing in whimsical personalized gifts for children and adults. Since 2017 3Dzook has created more than 2,000 unique illustrated characters that have been screen printed onto onesies and t-shirts, designed into enamel pins, and splashed onto everyday items such as phone cases, travel mugs, backpacks and more.
MADE Vel E is an artisanal platform based in Armenia that aims to revive, direct, enrich, teach and encourage artisanal skills among locals and endow them with the ability to start their true careers. Its goal is to create self-sufficient communities of local talent with a global reach. The MADE Vel E collection features designs by various artists and includes sculptural jewelry designs made from brass and leather as well as accessories inspired by the region’s natural wonders.
Jewels Philosophy was founded in 2014 in Yerevan, Armenia, by two friends. Inspired by the modern Armenian girl’s style, the collection started with a set of handmade sterling silver rings and earrings. Today, Jewels Philosophy features modern and minimal sterling silver and gold-plated cuffs embossed and engraved with the Armenian alphabet.
Anet Abnous is a Los Angeles-based Armenian American artist whose vision aims to celebrate feminine beauty and female empowerment with each piece she creates. With female figures as her muse, her artwork uses abstract imagery to symbolize women’s liberation and rights. Creating “wearable, tangible art,” Anet’s Collection is the culmination of the artist’s dream to merge fine art, fashion and storytelling through stylish tees, fashionable scarves and unisex accessories.
Born in Vanadzor, Armenia, Arman Mazmanyan began making jewelry when he was 16 years old. Captivated by the beauty of silver, he was designing his own masterpieces by age of 20. Today Arman creates pieces that incorporate diverse patterns inspired by nature and history. Each hand-crafted piece uses the finest quality materials and represents the transformation of silver into a work of art.
Gisaneh founder Heghnar Petrosyan graduated from the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, where she specialized in painting and illustration. While illustrating children’s books with natural components such as dried flowers and seeds, Heghnar was captivated by the world of flowers and began to explore the idea of embedded flower jewelry. Today Heghnar creates high quality, one-of-a-kind silver jewelry pieces and brooches with real flowers encapsulated in resin. Each flower is handpicked, preserved and carefully aligned to create a beautiful artwork that can be worn as jewelry.
Lina Gagikyan, a graduate of the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, pairs her art education with her professional skills to create outstanding pieces of wearable art. Each piece of jewelry in the Piafchik collection uses a unique graphic processing that includes sketching by hand and using a needle to engrave intricate designs onto brass. This time-honored process results in the vibrant and organic shade of green of each piece.
A dentist by trade, Nune Chukhajyan was introduced to the craft of felting and fell in love with the art and technique of nuno felting, a special technique that combines silk and loose wool. Nune specializes in eco-printed silk scarves, which are medium printed with the leaves and petals of different trees and flowers, including eucalyptus, acacia, chestnut, peonies and roses. Each piece in the Nune Handmade collection combines the therapeutic energies of plants and the soft, healing virtues of wool. With a diverse range of designs and products, Nune’s portfolio includes everything from silk scarves to wool felted vests, jackets, brooches and bags. Each piece is made from the finest natural materials, including Australian Merino wool, silk and Czech crystal beads.