STIMULATING WONDERER. Spiked, Intersections, Gify, Stand Alone, Outlines - these are just some of Maria Kotsoni's eclectic collections. Nature, philosophy, the universal language of symbols, the historic past and present, are important stimuli for Maria’s inventive drive. An awakener, Maria is attracted to diversity. She calls herself a "multi-linguist" when it comes to her visual language. Each collection is different, with a common leitmotif: she invites us to marvel, to reflect with her, to go behind the visible and all this with a very pleasant lightness, which only an erudite can offer. She says that each collection has a different message to convey and she always chooses the visual language most suited to the occasion. Born and raised in Cyprus in a family of artists, she has creativity in her veins. Since graduating with a BA Hons from Central Saint Martins, London (1991), Maria has gradually built her path in the field of jewellery arts. After working as a bespoke jeweller and designer for the jewellery industry in Athens, she established her workshop and founded her eponymous brand in 2016 in Nicosia. About her creative process, she says: "I have an urge to create; stimulated by almost anything I perceive visually and/or mentally which is then filtered and expressed through my jewelry. Jewelry is my form of expression and media of communication". To support the local jewellery industry today, Maria works closely with her team of fine craftsmen, using traditional techniques combined with the latest 3-D technology. She masters each piece with meticulous attention to detail as well as carefully selecting each gemstone. Today, Maria's creations are appreciated by collectors around the world and can be seen in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe and New York. I am delighted to make you discover a work by this talented designer. We chose pieces from her signature collection "Spiked", the enigmatic "Intersection" collection and the quirky "Gify" which I love for a very successful humour+sleek design combination. Discover and enjoy!