Elegance, authenticity, emotion. These are a few words that summarize the "Immortelle" collection designed by Yannis Sergakis. Each person can interpret it in their own way, just like the author did with this fragment of a marble column. One thing is certain, this piece of jewelry is full of meaning. It is a talisman that will never leave us.
“When I am in Athens, I am drawn to the buzz of everyday life, to these fragments of history and culture. The Parthenon stands there as a testament to time. Its geometry and lines enrich my vision, and I wonder how something so ancient can be so present. My inspiration becomes a piece of marble with the characteristic fluting of a Doric column. Like a modern-day flashback to archetypal Greek imagery, I depict it in handmade gold. In the Attic light, gold takes on the qualities of marble: imposing and invulnerable.”
The Immortelle Collection is an ode to the modern woman who moves through a city steeped in history, acknowledging the past but living in the present. Whether she is heading to work, strolling with friends, or dancing at a party, I want to give her this elegant fragment to carry with her day and night.” This is how Yannis Sergakis interprets his latest collection.
A piece of jewelry that ties together fragments of the past in an ancient yet contemporary city. The small pieces of gold, resembling fragments of a marble column, adorn a custom-braided cotton cord in two colors, natural and sunset orange. The ends are hand-stitched with thread matching the gold Immortelle.
Each Immortelle piece is handmade and pays homage to the passed-on craft practices, an heritage of excellence. The artisans in Athens trace the history of the city through their precious metals and natural materials, the dyes, and their tools resonate with the history, skills, values, and communities of the people who have left their mark on traditional Greek manufacturing.
The cords are made in the old Passementerie factory of Benaki Museum / Mentis – Antonopoulos (‘NEMA’) in Athens.