Inspired by iconic 20th century kinetic art, the Stellar line echoes the architectural principles of balance, rhythm, and harmony to symbolize the delicate art of achieving balance in our busy lives. Stellar designs feature authentic diamond dust embedded in black-tinted concrete. The sparkle of real diamond residue, re-purposed into jewelry, elevates the tastefulness of the minimalist designs. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in the designer/maker studio, resulting in subtle variations that make each piece unique.
Architectural details inspired the beginnings of the avant-garde Concrete Collection. KONZUK was struck by the visual contrast and the difference in textures between stainless steel and concrete. This is incorporated the same bold aesthetic into rings, earrings, cufflinks and bracelets. The result is a an incredibly architectural and sculptural line of jewelry.
For nearly 20 years KONZUK has drawn inspiration from contemporary works of art and architecture. The new Discus collection re-interprets the surface textures of sculptures by Richard Serra in jewelry forged from concrete and steel. The Discus collection is based on a series of over-sized discs — formed by casting concrete into 2mm lathed stainless steel, then refining each piece by hand to create a one-of-a-kind finish. These unique motifs appear in bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more.
The Facet Collection redefines the typical diamond engagement ring. Prevailing notions dictate that diamonds take center stage but the simplicity and stunning elegance of the tension setting— with the diamond—provides an undeniable allure that’s often disregarded in the design of the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever wear.
The OrbisHue Collection picks up from our internationally acclaimed Orbis line but on a grander scale. Eye-catching spheres, hand cast with tinted grey and black concrete, are elegantly displayed on colour grosgrain ribbon. These pieces are complimented by a selection of ring and earring designs.
Sway Concrete Collection
Inspired by counterweights used with cuckoo clocks, the Sway collection is a result of many experimental prototypes in concrete casting. Individual cylinders are cast and suspended on a cable opposite a stainless steel counterpart that can be adjusted up and down to be worn at any length or position. In true Konzuk ‘fashion’, Sway uniquely presents timeless minimal forms that compliment ones attire but also ones appreciation of design considered objects.
The Vent Collection is the most architectural and technically ambitious in the KONZUK jewelry line, and is a testament to Karen Konzuk’s ability to create wearable pieces that are akin to minimalist sculptures.