Behind the Design | The Awaken Collection
Join us as Jo Tory and the NAJO design team explain the meaning behind AWAKEN and their favourite pieces from the new collection.
Can you explain what inspired the design for the Awaken Collection?
"I think the inspiration was to experiment with different textures to make a collection with variety, but one that has cohesiveness as well."
There are some beautiful mini-collections within the Awaken Collection. Can you explain the themes behind each mini-collection (twist, multiwire, woven etc).
"Apart from high polish, classic silver (which is a hallmark of Najo design), we have always incorporated texture in our designs. The twist, multiwire and woven themes are all similar elements that are being treated in different ways.
What design do you think is the most successful within the collection?
"Now that’s a difficult one! The Awaken Silver Hoop and Revival Silver Hoop are the most successful."
What do you think NAJO customers will love most about the new collection?
"I think Najo customers will love this collection as it offers so much variety, but all the designs remain strictly within the Najo aesthetic. They are recognizably Najo."
Can you explain your favourite Bracelets/Bangles, Earrings, Necklaces and Ring designs, and why from the new collection?
"All of the weave collection is my favourite, because it is simply beautiful."
Anna - Product Developer
"I love the Genie and Chia earrings – they fit snugly on the ear. The Dewdrop pearl earrings are divine because the pearls are such a beautiful quality."
Jo Tory - Designer and NAJO Founder
Born in Australia, Jo Tory is proud to be one of the country’s pioneering female jewellery founders. She has been our Creative Director since NAJO’s formation, steering the company to be one of Australia’s most successful fine jewellery brands today. Jo also sits on the Jewellers Association of Australia’s Board of Directors, where she actively promotes the highest standards and ethics within the Australian jewellery industry.