Live From JCK LUXURY 2016: Lika Behar’s New Joan Miró Jewelry



Take a quick trip to Spain in the jewelry designer’s new Joan Miró–inspired collection

Lika Behar spent last Christmas in Barcelona to soak in the culture that is home to Antoni Gaudí and his unforgettable architecture, the Catalonian people (even though the city is in Spain, don’t call these folks Spaniards), and painter Joan Miró. In fact, the works of the Miró, a master of whimsy, color, and modernism, were what most captured Behar’s attention. The result: a small jewelry collection debuting this week in oxidized silver and 24k gold with cabochon-cut gems such as labradorite and moonstone.

“I was inspired by the eyes in his works,” Behar told JCK on the opening day of the show.

Right now, just three pendants exist in the Joan Miró collection, but more will arrive as inspiration strikes. All pieces are as playful and curvy as the subjects of Miró’s handiwork, though Behar’s are infinitely less controversial. “Man and woman in front of a pile of excrement,” really? Yes, but Behar hasn’t gone there. See them firsthand at JCK LUXURY booth no. P-28.

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Pendant in 24k gold and oxidized silver with 17.23 cts. t.w. pink quartz, 11.32 cts. t.w. blue chalcedony, 3.22 cts. t.w. rainbow moonstones, and 0.3 ct. t.w. fancy-color diamonds, $4,180

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Pendant in 24k gold and oxidized silver with 34.63 cts. t.w. labradorites, 3.22 cts. t.w. rainbow moonstones, and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,180

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