From Mine to Store: Zorab Atelier de Creation’s Crazy Horse

In Chinese Astrology, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, which is said to usher in oodles of good luck and fortune. The auspicious year—and its majestic animal spirit—inspired this one-of-a-kind equine cuff designed by Henri Istanboulian of Zorab Atelier de Creation. The 18k pink gold and palladium bangle uses black spinel and white, brown, and yellow diamonds to mirror the kaleidoscope of colors children experience as they cling to a horse on a revolving carousel, says Zohrab Istanboulian, Henri’s father and patriarch of the San Diego–based jewelry firm. The cuff, part of a larger collection of equine pieces, is also a nod to a clutch of Zorab clients who ride, adds the founder.Sexy BeastsZohrab, who cofounded the brand in 1994 with his wife, Arsine Istanboulian, says the design of the bangle “absolutely reflects Zorab Atelier de Creation’s aesthetic, with its whimsical design,

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