Editors Pick-Jewelry- by Priyanka Sippy
My “Editor’s Pick-Jewelry” this month is the absolutely stunning Estribo Collection from Jacob & Co that is inspired by the Andalusian Stallion sand the intricate detail of Spanish tack.
Founded in 1986 by diamond designer Jacob Arabo, Jacob & Co’s boutique and corporate headquarters are located in Manhattan, New York City. Renowned for their Avant Garde and revolutionary designs in jewelry and timepieces and state of the art craftsmanship, they never cease to enthral their customers.
Hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived since the 15th century, the Andalusian is also known as the Pure Spanish Horse. It is a distinct breed and there has been minimal change in its conformation over the span of time.
Early on, these animals were mainly used for classical dressage, driving as well as in bullfighting.Modern day Andalusians are used for numerous equestrian activities, including dressage, show jumping and driving.
They do appear in the movies too, particularly historical and fantasy films. Spanish equestrians take their adornment seriously, it being a matter of pride for them. The estribo or stirrup is the key factor that enables the rider and the horse to move in harmony, the way for a rider to communicate his instructions to the horse.
Jacob & Co’s Estribo Collection of chokers, bangles and earrings is an ode to the love the Spanish have for their horses and the glamour attached to the sport. Stunningly conceptualised, the collection enthrals. Bold, confident and sexy, the pieces are a distinctive style statement.
Vivid and daring, these pieces exude confidence and the sense of pride in oneself. In rose gold and white gold, with pave set diamonds and some set with sapphires, take your pick from the strikingly crafted pieces. Wearing a piece from the collection almost makes you feel one with a slice of history and forges a connection to the beautiful animal.
Striking, daring and eye-catching, wild horses couldn’t keep me from these!