Sterling silver and 18kt gold combine in an elegant wide cuff. Credit: Munir Doumet
The jewelry of Sana Doumet is a study in contrasts. Graceful 18-karat gold tendrils entwine around sturdy shapes of sterling silver. Primeval spirals adorn a contemporary form. Warmth and coldness embrace each other.
Doumet’s pieces celebrate these contradictions: They are at once delicate and strong, ancient and modern, silver and gold. These contrasting elements combine into a harmonious whole that Doumet refers to as “the beauty of opposites.”
Lebanese-born Doumet began her artistic life as a sculptor. However, she found the large dimensions too unwieldy. She turned her attention to making jewelry, sculpture on a smaller scale.
Indeed, the three-dimensional qualities of her pieces reflect an affinity for sculptural form. In a shimmering necklace from her “Ribbed” collection, sterling silver bars enclose freshwater pearls. The “Bird’s Nest” collection features exquisite silver “twigs” bound together with golden wire. Her ring designs showcase layered bands of gleaming precious metals.
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