A travel through time and space,
picking its inspiration through ancient and modern cultures.
WARA DESIGNS follows the journey of French silversmith Caroline Daoulas. Her unique collections reflect, in clean geometric lines, her deep admiration for the cultural and artistic heritage of metal jewellery making in ancient civilizations from around the world.
Fascinated by the many cultures the world has to offer, Caroline has lived most of her adult life abroad, predominantly in South America and South East Asia. leaving a strong influence on her inspiration and design style. It also developed her eco-consciousness and awareness for the need and benefits of sustainability.
In Peru, her dream to work with silver was realised when she trained as a silversmith. She chose the brand name WARA DESIGNS as a tribute - Wara Wara meaning 'stars' in Aymara (an ancestral language still spoken in parts of The Andes). It is also at this time that she started her experimental work on the natural reactions that can be created on metal to form colourful patinas on her pieces.
During the following 7 years, in the buzzing energy of Vietnam, the brand grew and Caroline established herself as a jewellery designer and maker. Embracing sustainable practices, she became a proud contributor to the slow fashion movement.
For her return to Europe, the beautiful island of Ibiza felt like the perfect place to start a new adventure and to continue her journey of jewellery making.
& BRAND VALUES
Original designs and quality craftsmanship are the essence of the brand. Caroline handmakes very piece in her studio.
Sustainability, hand-crafting and authenticity are strongly intertwined and they are the values she wants to offer through her jewellery
For Caroline, "Creating products that are unique and irreplaceable is the positive answer to a disposable world."
With WARA DESIGNS, Caroline is proud to offer handmade jewellery that supports slow fashion and builds a more sustainable model - environmentally, economically and socially. As an advocate and true believer in sustainable fashion, Caroline is commited to ethical and sustainable production while preserving the art of ancient craftsmanship.
Craftsmanship is the benchmark for quality and unique jewellery. Every piece of the collection is handcrafted one piece at a time.
The metal is shaped, forged, hammered, soldered, polished using specific tools until it is transformed into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery.
For more information on the metals used: click here
ORIGINAL & UNIQUE - Wear your story!
Each item is a unique display of craftsmanship. Each has its own character and is as unique as you are. Its authenticity is a guarantee that no other piece will ever be the same.