Salima

Thakker

In Collaboration
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Salima Thakker

In 2021, Salima Thakker celebrated the 20th anniversary of her brand. It's an impressive timelapse when it comes to jewelry. But it's not just how long that counts, but also what and how. For Salima, it is about excellence in craftsmanship and honesty, authenticity of work. She has had a passion for design since a very young age. Royal Academy of Antwerp, Royal College of Art in London, apprenticeship with the masters in the Italian city of Padua, Academy of Fine Arts where she taught - through this route, she solidified her profession and her passion for design, which in turn, has galvanized her entire creative approach to jewelry, art and design. She has been translating it into her distinctive designs since 2001. Salima says that she refuses to set any form of boundary, because it allows her to come across unexpected results and leads to a varied work that surprises. I can see it very clearly. My first encounter with Salima's work was a Modular bracelet, one of her signature pieces. The model comes in variants, each one is unique. The piece was amazingly crafted, the seamless moving structure you can see required a high degree of innovation. I was surprised. And that's what I'm sensitive to: surprise, novelty, identity. Salima's work is of this genre, full of surprises, of eclectic references. Next to innovation and futurism you see a delicate classicism. Like the earrings we have selected to show you, - they amaze me with the fabulous link between modernity and Renaissance that they make me think of. All this variety of Salima's work speaks unique Salima's language: colors, shapes, audacity, innovation. "The technique is like an alphabet that allows me to write my own language," she says. In her store in the heart of the diamond city, Antwerp, Salima also offers personal design services for private clients and clients. Her rare award-winning classics are now sold worldwide, including New York, Hong Kong and Antwerp. I am delighted to show Salima's emblematic work to a wide audience of collectors and jewelry enthusiasts here in my gallery and on ONLINE PAD EDITION. Enjoy!! All images: courtesy of the designer