Bold, bright and beautiful: Austy Lee brings compelling new jewellery designs to his latest Ikhor collection.
Austy Lee had a unique vision for how jewellery should be – bold, psychedelic, sculptural. Jewellery should be made with excellent craftsmanship and fashion-forward designs; it should be refreshing, exclusive and sufficiently unique to be viewed as art. The product designer turned his hands to jewellery after learning about gemstone setting, artefacts and antique restorations from an uncle who was an experienced artisan. With his eye for design and drawing, he was quickly offered an opportunity with Adler Jewellery, where his sensibilities in 3D rendering, material usage and functional application set him apart as a designer and jeweller.
Lee’s creations are bolstered by bold colour palettes and styles that are at once industrial, contemporary, cultural and symbolic. He’s not one to shy away from testing out new techniques and materials, as well as using colourful and rare gemstones, carved and engraved materials such as sphene, Paraiba, padparadscha, star sapphire, indigolite, pink diamonds and different colours of jade.
Inspired by Greek mythology, Lee’s latest Ikhor Collection seeks to emulate ichor, the golden fluid that flows in the veins of gods and immortals, by using methods such as rhodium plating and enamelling to achieve the vivid blood-red effect of the designs, weaving tales of passion, heritage and power into his alluring designs.
(Hero image: The Stapelia Pulchella Earrings from the Ikhor Collection)
Discover the full collection on Austyleeartjewellery.com.