In your stores – Lapidarium and Zlatarna Mario, there is a complete spectrum of traditional to contemporary jewelry. What is your fundamental idea when starting a design for a new piece?
I think that the design should be of service to people in every aspect, even in jewelry. This is the guiding light I follow when starting the creation process. On the other hand, emotions are the real creators of the final design because our jewelry symbolizes love and affection. The best example is our ‘Licitarsko srce’ collection.
What is the ‘Licitarsko srce’ (Heart of Licitar)?
‘Licitarsko srce’ is a traditional and integrated part of our culture and heritage. We took the meaning and what it represents and gave it a fresh and modern expression.
Your collection of contemporary jewelry is exquisite. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Inspiration starts with the person I am creating for and the symbolism of motifs, colors and materials gives the design its true meaning.
How much time and effort does it take for the production of just one piece of jewelry?
To make just one particular piece of jewelry sometimes requires months of work or more. It all depends on the complexity of the piece, the number of elements involved, as well as materials and techniques that are used. If a design is highly demanding it can involve several experts in the entire process.