into the groove
The newest jewellery from Yael Sonia presents colourful gemstones in gold designs that are playfully kinetic. It’s a continuation of Sonia’s fascination with mobility — a theme she has explored with pearls and other elements and is now portraying in bolder creations. “I’ve always been fascinated by kinetic art," says the Boston-born designer, who spent part of her childhood in Brazil and now divides her time between Sao Paulo and New York. Her mother, a gemologist, owned a jewellery gallery for seven years in Sao Paulo, where Sonia’s parents amassed a significant contemporary art collection. The art influenced Sonia’s aesthetic, and she went on to study jewellery and metals at New York’s Parsons School of Design. Today, after nearly 20 years in business, all of her jewellery incorporates some form of movement and reflects a modern, sleek sensibility.