Jewelry designer Selma Štrkljević Mravak presents a new collection named "Tutto Passa". She found her inspiration in the marine flora and fauna, shaping her earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches as fins, corals, sea urchins and starfish. This time the collection also includes unisex pieces of jewelry, such as timeless silver necklaces and earrings with pendants and pearls.
The concept of ephemerality and the phrase "Tutto passa" itself, which means “Everything passes" in Italian, is not a poetic aphorism or philosophical concept, but the harsh fact that everything is changing constantly, and nothing lasts forever. This phrase can hold a positive meaning, so it can give us comfort of knowing that all those difficult situations in life will indeed come to pass eventually. However, it sometimes has a negative connotation because beautiful and happy moments are fleeting too, as well as life itself. Guided by this thought, the designer created jewelry made of silver, gold and pearls as a memento which can be kept forever in our jewelry boxes and transferred from generation to generation. The collection is designed in a manner which brings back that feeling of past summer relaxation and carefreeness.
The collection was crafted using a lot of 925 purity silver and Baroque River pearls, as well as granulation and reticulation techniques, achieving in such way the desired texture reminiscent of stone and sand. Her unique creative signature is clearly visible in modular earrings with the removable pendant, mismatched coral-shaped statement earrings and necklaces that can be worn in several different ways, even as a belt.
Alma Štrkljević was responsible for the concept, art direction and shooting of this unusual campaign. It was made on the islands of Mljet and Lastovo and was created spontaneously, in those carefree moments of summer relaxation. The photographer took still life photos of the jewelry pieces and collaged them with the photos of her partner. The collages contain a manipulation of colors, blue representing the sky and orange the sunset.
Jewelry: Little Wonder
Photography: Alma Štrkljević