10 k gold necklace, malachite
16"-18" with extension
Vahe Karapetyan was born in 1980 in Yerevan, Armenia, in a rich environment that inspired his unique style of jewelry-making. His mother ensured that art and culture were a daily part of life, and his surroundings in Armenia were full of detail and beautiful embellishments. Even today, fueled by Armenia’s nearly 3,000 year-old jewelry design legacy, he recalls the motifs from his childhood in his designs – from churches to park doors, even the garden doors on his grandparent’s home. Combining the aesthetics of “East meets West,” he has created his own special “twisted” metal style that’s distinct and instantly recognizable.