THE TALISMANIC NATURE OF BONES, PROTECTING AND GIVING US STRENGTH, CUDDLED IN A TIGHT, GENTLE CURL OF DIAMONDS AND BLACK GOLD

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From ancient people’s earliest attempts to turn bones into beauty⁠, to the contemporary art of turning precious metals and stones into dazzling bones.

Denis Nesterov, founder of Doguma Jewelry and an ex-director of Cartier boutiques, is a graduate in philosophy, a GIA gemologist and, as he describes himself, a stoic, with a passion for Buddhism and Japanese culture. He followed this path, from the depths of the mystical meaning of bones as the fundamental framework of every living creature able to stand on their feet⁠ to the ethereal beauty of dainty and bizarre jewels.

Denis works with Japanese and Hong Kong jewelers to create Doguma (the Japanese pronunciation for “dogma”): jewels with external beauty and internal meaning, made in no more than 88 copies⁠ – for golden pieces, and 888 copies⁠ – for silver pieces.

The number of jewels was not selected by chance: eight is a lucky number in many cultures. Turned on its side, it looks like infinity, and is linked both with balance and harmony.

This is how the earrings from the staple Doguma collection ‘Bones’ were created. Harmonious and daring, implemented in black gold, white and milk diamonds, these talismanic and emotional pieces are rolled up like tumultuous whirlwinds, pulling us into the designer’s imagination and bringing us to a new reality.s

The paradox of these mischievous little tornadoes and their bone-hard stability: make sure to wear them with pizzazz, but don’t lose the ground under your feet!

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