Combining their personal artistry and unique specialties within the jewelry industry, three talented designers, Vahé Ghazarian and siblings Esin and Mihran Guler, have come together to build the design house Rhyme & Reason. The trio recently debuted three impressive new collections, Swirls, Synergy and Imprint, for Fall/Winter 2014.
As artists rather than traditional jewelers, the Rhyme & Reason designers collaborate on every piece in their collection, handcrafting each one right in the heart of Boston’s Financial District. They create knowing the end result of their work will always be stronger and better than it would have been if done only by one.
Ghazarian, Guler and Guler each boast a prolific history in jewelry-making which dates back to their childhoods. Ghazarian grew up in Beirut, Lebanon surrounded by jewelry. He learned the business when he started working at his father’s jewelry store at the age of ten. Siblings Esin and Mihran Guler, born and raised in an Armenian neighborhood in Istanbul, both apprenticed for renowned jewelers in the Grand Bazaar from the time they were just children. Esin mastered detailed craftsmanship techniques under the tutelage of famed Turkish designer Sevan Biçakçi and later, after moving to the U.S., Ghazarian, while Mihran specialized in classical and contemporary gem setting techniques.
Winners of both the prestigious Future of Design Contest in 2013 and the Sixth Annual Centurion Emerging Designer Award in 2014, Rhyme & Reason’s design trio is poised to make an impact in the fine jewelry space with the debut of their expressive Fall/Winter collections: Swirls, Synergy and Imprint.
Swirls: As memorable and everlasting as a love letter written by hand, the curved lines of the Swirls collection showcase love and romance in one of its most treasured forms. Taking inspiration from motifs found in rare antiquities, Swirls uses open work as a main design feature in pendants, stud earrings, station necklaces and bangle bracelets. Poetic bird and leaf motifs are standouts in earrings, pendants and various sizes of cuffs set in sterling silver settings with yellow sapphire accents. Opaque and faceted rubies with rose cut diamonds are used throughout the collection ranging in price from $1,000 to $5,500.
In Synergy, the three artists of Rhyme & Reason use a trio of diamond shapes to form a playful geometric mix of 18K gold earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings with sterling silver, with retail prices starting at $595. The whimsical shape pattern, in both yellow and rose gold, creates a stackable and investment-worthy assortment of designer jewelry. Raindrop dangle earrings, hammered cuffs, long layered necklaces (28, 36 and 40 inch lengths) and mixed shape link bracelets call for everyday wear.
Organic and fluid patterns inspired by nature, such as honeycombs and lily pads, resonate vividly within the Imprint collection. The handcrafted shapes found in the metal based textures are brought to life with ornately custom cut rubies gemstones and diamonds. Side facing hoops, small station necklaces, cluster and stud earrings balance beautifully with larger bangles and cocktail rings that feature 24K gold and oxidized sterling silver. The statements include an Imprint cuff ($5250) and collar necklace ($6,200), but stud earrings within this group start at $400.