While summer feels like it's just starting, Mariana has already started working on her fall/winter collection which she named "Odyssey". Like the stuff of mythology, Mariana's Odyssey collection takes you on a journey that is both enchanting and magical. It is filled with new colors and designs that will make you feel like a modern day goddess.
The full 2017 Autumn/Winter Mariana Odyssey Collection won't be available until August, but we've snagged a few pieces to give a preview of what treasures await!
Photo credits go to Mariana's Australian site: www.mariana.com.au and are part of the 2017 Autumn/Winter Mariana Odyssey Catalog, which will be available shortly for full viewing.
If there is any piece or colorway you are interested in pre-ordering, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to special order it for you. There is no charge for this service, but there is an approx. lead time of 6-8 weeks as everything is custom made in Israel. We promise that it is well worth the wait.
The 2017 Autumn/Winter Mariana Odyssey Collection will include:
Mariana Jewelry - Adeline #1094
Adeline has old world roots meaning noble. This timeless jet black neutral colorway goes beyond your basic black, and elevates jet jewelry to royal heights with its hints of gold and silver. Adeline includes Swarovski Crystals: Jet, Black Diamond, Silver Night, Golden Shadow, Crystal Moonlight, and Crystal AB.
Mariana Jewelry - Athena #1087
Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists Odysseus and Telemachus with divine powers throughout Homer's epic, and she speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus. She is a strong female character who is perhaps the most memorable goddess of Greek mythology. Mariana's Athena colorway includes green quartz and turquoise stones that seem to hold ancient wisdom in their depths. This colorway features Swarovski Crystals: Chrysolite Green, Turquoise, Chrysolite Opal, Snow Opal & Sea Green Czech crystals, including Semi-Precious Stones: Green Aventurine, Green Quartz and Howlite Turquoise.
Mariana Jewelry - Aurora #M1093
Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning and like its namesake, Mariana's Aurora collection is filled with timeless glass pearls and sparkling iridescent and gold tones. Aurora shines in a rose gold setting and includes Swarovski Crystals: Crystal, Pearl, Crystal Moonlight, Golden Shadow, Topaz AB, Metallic Gold, and Luminous Green, including Semi-Precious Stones: White Shell.
Mariana Jewelry - Calypso #1205
In Homer's the Odyssey, Calypso is the beautiful nymph who falls in love with Odysseus when he lands on her island-home of Ogygia. Calypso holds him prisoner there for seven years until Hermes, the messenger god, persuades her to let him go. Like Calypso, this Mariana colorway may prove hard to let go with its enchanting blues featuring Swarovski Crystals: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Turquoise, Indicolite Green, Aquamarine AB, Chrysolite Opal, Pacific Opal and Caribbean Opal.
Mariana Jewelry - Electra #1026
In Greek the meaning of the name Electra is: Sparkling. Electra is a magnetic colorway filled with rich blues and purples, and includes Swarovski Crystals: Sapphire Blue, Montana Blue, Sapphire AB, Tanzanite, Heliotrope, Blue Pearl, and Bluestone, including Semi-Precious Stones: Sodalite.
Mariana Jewelry - Gaea #1090
In Greek mythology, Gaea was the goddess of the Earth. She is the embodiment of the spirit of life, growth, harvest, and renewal on Earth. A stunning combination of rich vibrant colors, the Gaea colorway features Swarovski Crystals: Chrysolite Green, Lilac, Indian Sapphire, Light Sapphire, Light Amethyst, Jonquil, Rose Water Opal, Light Siam and Black Diamond.
Mariana Jewelry - Penelope #1089
Wife to Odysseus and mother of Telemachus, Penelope is strong, clever, and steadfastly true to her husband who left for Troy twenty years earlier and never returned. Bold, vibrant, and beautiful, the Penelope colorway features Swarovski Crystals: Tanzanite, Olivine, Smoked Topaz, Colorado Topaz, Light Burgundy, Light Amethyst, Tanzanite, Heliotrope, and Topaz AB.
Mariana Jewelry - Rhapsode #1092
Rhapsode was a classical Greek professional performer of epic poetry that brought music and words to life. Like a star on the stage, this Mariana colorway glitters and brightly shines in a brilliant rose gold plating with Swarovski Crystals: Blue Opal, Sand Opal, Colorado Topaz, Indian Sapphire, Metallic Gold, and Antique Pink.
Mariana Jewelry - Selene #1086
Selene was the goddess of the moon, which she drove every night across the skies. As day transforms into night, the sky radiates with deep, mesmerizing colors that are beautifully represented in this Mariana colorway. Selene features Swarovski Crystals: Emerald, Topaz, Blue Zircon, Black Diamond, Rose, Blue Zircon AB, Caribbean Blue Opal, and Pink Flush.
Mariana Jewelry - Xenia #1091
Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home. In Greek mythology, gods were often disguised as humble travelers. These stories caution mortals that any guest should be treated as if potentially a disguised divinity and help establish the idea of xenia as a fundamental Greek custom to be rich in kindness and hospitality. Mariana's Xenia collection in rich indeed with royal colors that feature Swarovski Crystals: Fuchsia, Coral, Tanzanite, Amethyst, Siam Red, and Purple Velvet.
I still remember being completely transported to the lands and characters Odysseus encountered on his long journey home from the Trojan war in Homer's epic novel. I am equally enchanted with Mariana's visual storytelling of one of my favorite books through her wondrous use of color and design.
Stay tuned as more pieces from Mariana's Odyssey's collection come in! As always, please feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions.
Remember that "Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy." Make your odyssey memorable, meaningful, and magical.