My journey across three continents and the years I spent in the luxury and diamond industries are at the heart and soul of ALMASIKA.
I worked for various luxury and diamond brands promoting craftsmanship from around the world, including several years spent at DeBeers. As my journey has taken me from Paris, London, Abu Dhabi to now Chicago, my guiding philosophy has been to find what we have in common with others.
I believe that cultural craftspeople act both as interlocutors and sources of inspiration, setting in motion an artistic and intellectual dialogue.
A Cowrie Shell
It all started with a cowrie shell. I wanted to give a contemporary twist to this ancient talisman, symbol of abundance. Launched in 2014 at Colette in Paris, my ever first collection is handmade from 18-carat gold and conflict-free, natural diamonds.
Art, Design & Culture. ALMASIKA merges an abundance of influences. We embrace global traditions to create sculptural jewelry rooted in the universal symbols and stories spanning generations and cultures. We embarked on a journey following a singular philosophy – to explore what we have in common with others.
Softness, Curves & Timelessness. Almasika’s signature aesthetic of abstract lines and organic curves reflects an effortless, typically Parisian elegance. Necklaces undulate delicately, bracelets twine, earrings nestle. We design timeless jewelry that comes to life with you, crafted to move through your day, your life and through generations.
Contemplation, Reflection & Discussion. ALMASIKA learns from cultural craftspeople who act both as interlocutors and sources of inspiration, setting in motion an artistic and intellectual dialogue. Each has contributed to the genesis of the house’s powerful contemporary jewelry.
Daring, Curious & Confident. ALMASIKA designs for individuals who are inherently passionate about the world around them. Exuding an effortless elegance, our jewelry has been embraced by notable individuals in all fields: independent thinkers who are curious, cultured and dynamic.
Lizzo [Time Magazine], Alicia Keys [Billboard] and Resse Witherspoon [Hollywood Reporter] wearing ALMASIKA
Distinctive, Unique & Responsible. We take pride in creating unique and distinctive designs that come to life in the hands of master craftsmen. Our jewelry is designed in Chicago and made using 18K recycled gold. All our diamonds are natural and responsibly sourced.
Lossa Pardo for ALMASIKA