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Ariane Ernst
Photographer - Lina Zanger
Designer Story
As a designer Ariane remains free and unattached to any one style. For her jewelry is not a status symbol, but an expression of ones own character and personality. She expresses and plays with her passion through innovative methods such as 3D printing. Also with her S.O.L (Symbol of Life) pieces, Ariane believes specific shapes appeal to people depending where they are at in their life. After 9 years of studying and apprenticeship, Ariane was thrilled to launch her eponymous collection - Ariane Ernst - in 2013.
Ariane Ernst is a German based jewelry designer. She trained and developed her skills as a goldsmith for 2 years at the "Vienna Gold and Silversmith Academy". Afterwards she studied "Applied Art and Design" at the FH Düsseldorf in where she graduated with a bachelor and Master degree.

After her studies she went to work for an established goldsmith in Vienna and then Stuart Moore in New York, then onto the head office of H&M in Stockholm. She now draws on all her international and diverse experience when creating her own jewelry, as well as current fashion trends and art movements such as minimalism and deconstructionism.

In her current collection, each piece is based upon a broad conventional style. She is especially aware of proportions and the joint lines of each link. In her designs Ariane collides classical forms of jewelry with the latest trends.

As a designer Ariane remains free and unattached to any one style. For her jewelry is not a status symbol, but an expression of ones own character and personality. She expresses and plays with her passion through innovative methods such as 3D printing. Also with her S.O.L (Symbol of Life) pieces, Ariane believes specific shapes appeal to people depending where they are at in their life. After 9 years of studying and apprenticeship, Ariane was thrilled to launch her eponymous collection - Ariane Ernst - in 2013.

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Ariane Ernst is a German based jewelry designer. She trained and developed her skills as a goldsmith for 2 years at the "Vienna Gold and Silversmith Academy". Afterwards she studied "Applied Art and Design" at the FH Düsseldorf in where she graduated with a bachelor and Master degree.

After her studies she went to work for an established goldsmith in Vienna and then Stuart Moore in New York, then onto the head office of H&M in Stockholm. She now draws on all her international and diverse experience when creating her own jewelry, as well as current fashion trends and art movements such as minimalism and deconstructionism.

In her current collection, each piece is based upon a broad conventional style. She is especially aware of proportions and the joint lines of each link. In her designs Ariane collides classical forms of jewelry with the latest trends.

As a designer Ariane remains free and unattached to any one style. For her jewelry is not a status symbol, but an expression of ones own character and personality. She expresses and plays with her passion through innovative methods such as 3D printing. Also with her S.O.L (Symbol of Life) pieces, Ariane believes specific shapes appeal to people depending where they are at in their life. After 9 years of studying and apprenticeship, Ariane was thrilled to launch her eponymous collection - Ariane Ernst - in 2013.

Ariane Ernst | Lookbook.nu | Konkon Mag |
Q+A
WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF JEWELRY YOU EVER DESIGNED?

This also was the first piece of jewelry I made by hand: A silver pendant shaped like a tiger's head. Actually, it looked more like a hybrid from a puma and a bear.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM?

Fashion, architecture, people, environment...



CAN YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU FIRST REALIZED THAT YOU WANT TO BECOME A DESIGNER?

Quite early already - when I was about 13.



WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT DESIGN AND WHAT DO YOU FIND THE MOST CHALLENGING?

I love design because it simply makes life more beautiful in every way - not only when it comes to jewelry. Good design also improves your everyday life and makes it easier and more esthetical. The challenge for good design: It has to make sense at first sight.



WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE COLLECTION YOU PRESENT HERE ON RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I love minimalism and colors. There lies a concept in each of my pieces of jewelry. I don't only create a shape because it is beautiful - I deduce it. For this collection the inspiration mainly was the work of an already deceased artist named GEGO (Gertrud Goldschmidt).  Inspired by Gego, the collection was about the transparency of space depicted with grate structures created with bars and strings.



IN WHICH SITUATIONS YOU FEEL THE MOST CREATIVE?

Under pressure.



WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF JEWELRY YOU EVER DESIGNED?

This also was the first piece of jewelry I made by hand: A silver pendant shaped like a tiger’s head. Actually, it looked more like a hybrid from a puma and a bear.

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