Anomy – Katerina Marmagioli
My name is Katerina Marmagioli and I am the founder of Anomy. Russia. The Pacific islands. The Middle East. The Far East. The Indian Peninsula. The Caribbean are some of the countries I have lived in them all over the last fifteen years, where I was exposed to incredible styles and cultures, and learned to appreciate the beauty and elegance of art in all its forms. It was these experiences that led me to begin a career in jewelry design.
Since I remember, I received a gold coin for Christmas from my grandmother- this taught me to respect precious metals, which I always use for Anomy pieces. I learned Tahitian Pearl classification at the Cook Island Pearl Authority in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and all the gemological aspects of pearls at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). I am qualified as a Diamond Grader at HRD in Antwerp, Belgium, and learned Jewelry design at Central Saint Martins in London.
What defines your style?
Thourgh my imagination I create unconventional, fresh pieces. The idea behind my jewelry is to make harmony and beauty out of elements that don’t automatically match. Also, my style is defined by my asymmetric design in earrings and rings, as well as the versatile necklaces that can be fashioned in several ways. All the jewelry pieces I create are unique, and different from the norm, that they aren’t constrained by normal rules – they’re suitable for wear during all types of occasions, and aren’t targeted at any particular age group.
What are your most commonly used materials?
I handpick the best materials all over the world. I choose the pearls myself in the Pacific and in Hong Kong, the diamonds in Antwerp and the colored gemstones in Idar Oberstein, Germany.