High jeweler Nicholas Liu’s Maximalist collection takes inspiration from several sources, the Rococo and French Baroque movements, the story of Daedalus (the centuries old fable of Icarus and his melting wings) and natural organic shapes. Each delicate piece of jewelry combines touches of these references with a distinctively modern eye. Diamond, pearl, sapphire and topaz rings and earrings might look like simple flights of fancy but Liu delights in the rigorous ‘linear symmetry’ of his design technique that keeps each incredible jewel balanced with just the right touch of whimsy.
Above, left to right:
1. Cosmos Earring Black in 18k Black & Yellow Gold, Diamonds & Grey Pearls
2. Athena Ring in 18k Black & Yellow Gold, Diamonds, White Sapphires & Grey Pearl
3. Amara Ring in 18k Black & Yellow Gold, Diamonds, Blue Sapphire & Grey Pearl
4. Daedalus Earring in 18k Black & Yellow Gold, Diamonds, Blue Sapphire & Amethyst
•Available through Luxe Intelligence, 212.398.9700