AQUALESCENCE


AQUALESCENCE,

a combination of aqua (meaning water in Latin) and luminescence ("the emission of light by a substance that has not been heated, as in fluorescence and phosphorescence"), is the opal collection by Angely Martinez.

Inspired by the designer's island origins from Dominican Republic and her memories of beach trips and nature, this collection frames Opals, reminiscent of bodies of water, into thorns and bezels, creating a form of escapism for the wearer. Rosebud elements, a signature in her work, are found within each piece, this time in both silver and in the form of pearls, the later representing the self in each miniature frame.

Framing the Opals was inspired by Dutch Baroque Period paintings, where a moment in daily life is captured within each canvas with very elaborate frames.