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"Jewellery is an outer expression of your inner self."
Exemplifying clean lines and a variety of themes, Niki Kavakonis’ designs can be found on the most stylish of women, and men.
As a child, Niki traveled extensively, and by age ten she had visited over twenty countries, her parents taking her to every museum they could find. It was these early formative experiences which drove her to pursue a knowledge of Art and Architecture, both at the practical level (she possesses a diploma in the studio arts), and academically, through doctoral studies in Art and Architectural History, at the University of Toronto.
It is in creating jewelry that Niki can best convey her passions. She is attracted to jewellery for its miniature sculptural qualities, and many of her designs can be appreciated as such. In her work she develops a number of varying themes, believing that what one wears is an expression of the wearer. One of her favourite themes is architecture.
From 2008-2010 her Tip of the Iceberg ring was one of the only independent designs included in The Nature of Diamonds exhibition, which traveled to ROM, Ontario; HMNS, Houston; and The Field Museum, Chicago.
She recently completed an exclusive collection in sterling silver, for the Art Gallery of Ontario, based on renowned architect Frank Gehry's 2008 redesign of the building.
Designed and made by hand in Canada.