How it's Made

Diamond Dust and Concrete Jewelry by Konzuk

Minimalism and material ingenuity unite in jewelry that is simultaneously architectonic and ethereal. Featuring a fusion of concrete with diamond dust and astrological inspiration, this collection is truly extraordinary. Join us in the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia studio of designer Karen Konzuk for this edition of "How it's Made."

Cassiopeia Necklace

For over 20 years, Karen has applied a studied use of clean lines and an unwavering commitment to minimalism to her unique designs. Each piece is individually handcrafted in her studio. The combination of the seemingly disparate elements of stainless steel, concrete and diamond dust reflects Karen's interest in industrial design and architecture. 

The designer in her studio

This particular collection features authentic diamond dust which is hand-pressed into black-tinted concrete. Each stainless steel disc is  laser cut then hand-hammered using a dapping block. 

 Square Quadra Minor Necklace / Musica Minor Earrings / Square Quadra Minor Bracelet

Recently, the designer has derived inspiration from stars in the nocturnal sky. Concave, dome-like elements are meant to evoke the magnetic power of black holes. The sparkle of real diamond residue, repurposed into elegant accessories, elevates and illuminates the minimalist aesthetic. 

 Each piece embodies the magnetic power of attraction, like that of two planets orbiting around each other. 

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