Los Angeles Fine Jewelry DesignerÂ Joe VilaiwanÂ Proves There’s No Place Like Oz
Well, well, well. It certainly looks like the jewelry industry is reaping all the rewards from the successful Disney film, ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’. We recently posted about the gorgeous Mila Kunis and her new alliance with global colored gemstone powerhouse, Gemfields. Today, a closer look at Los Angeles based Jewelry Designer, Joe Vilaiwan, who created a collection of wearable art withÂ carefully crafted couture necklaces, cuffs and earrings in honor ofÂ the new Disney film,Â Oz The Great and Powerful,Â starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams.
In thia sure-to-be adored for decades to come collectable ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ jewelry, Creating what will be highly collectible â€śOz The Great and Powerfulâ€ť jewelry, Vilaiwan has spent in excess of 50 hours perfecting the individually knotted strands and crystal bib-and-collar style statement necklaces, each with nearly 600 individually knotted strands. Each piece has been expertly craften with the finest precious and semi-precious stones, as well as custom-made crystal designs.
Vilaiwan has quickly gained recognition as a rising star among private collectors and connoisseurs. His creatively drastic pieces of couture pieces are celebrated for their unique take in wearing, knitting and wiring of jeweled adornments. This severe approach to couture fits perfectly in the Poppy Fields and Emerald Cities belonging to the imagination of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’.
The collection includes six separately created stunning jewelry suites which include a spectacular Emerald City inspired necklace that cascades into an elegant starburst and a perfectly striking â€śbad witchâ€ť collar of black freshwater pearl loops and mother-of-pearl leaves.
A collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, the â€śOz The Great and Powerfulâ€ť fine jewelry collection by Vilaiwan will be available at the following retailers: Gallery of Wearable Art, New York; Peipers + Kojen, New York; Palm Springs Art Museum; the FIDM Museum Shop, Los Angeles; Mariel Boutique, Denver; Franklin Barry Gallery, Indianapolis; Oui Boutique, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Chicago’s Chiaroart.com and other fine boutiques.
Custom-made emerald crystal statement necklace features couture wiring technique.
Custom-made crystal bib necklace includes hematite and a couture wiring technique.
“I designed the ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ jewelry collection as wearable art.” — Designer Joe Vilaiwan