FEMALE POWER AT ZLATARNA CELJE
Meet three strong designers who shape the Slovenian brand
As we continue our series to present female empowerment in the jewelry industry we shine the spotlight on our Ingredient Branding Partner Zlatarna Celje. Based at the old goldsmith’s town of Celje, Slovenia the company’s history dates to 1844, but its outlook is very modern. This is reflected in the multifaceted jewelry collections as well as in its design team, which includes a lot of female power.
Désirée Kolarec, head of the Zlatarna Celje design team and creator of the new Magnolia collection set with Zirconia from Swarovski, has been drawn to jewelry ever since she can remember. The graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana is a modern woman, who finds inspiration in other strong females and their styles. Her design language is centered on the essence of form, adding interesting details as she goes along the design process.
Another talented team member, Neja Kaligaro, has created the Promise Ring Collection that masterfully combines Swarovski Zirconia and Topaz: “I chose genuine topaz as a central stone. The gentle halo under the central stone is made of small Zirconia from Swarovski to add a little twist in the design, making it a modern classic. Misty Rose topaz is a beautiful color, which perfectly complements rose gold.”
Also Zdenka Šamec is drawn to Gemstones from Swarovski. The designer created the Metropolis collection, an elegant set of rings in rose gold and white gold set with Swarovski Sapphires and Topaz in various colors that mirror the big city lights of the metropolis at night. Zdenka Šamec’ jewelry is minimalistic, elegant and always very wearable. Her personal motto is: Less is more, which resonates with the multifaceted women who buy her jewelry.