Bea Valdes has produced a unique and theatrical piece of artistry—the mysterious ‘Equus’—a specially commissioned jewelry show piece made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
Bea Valdes is renowned worldwide for her bold and dramatic statement neck pieces and artisanal bags.
Her unique creations can be seen in the pages of Vogue, Tatler and Vanity Fair, as well as on global stars such as Kate Moss, Sharon Stone and Kate Hudson.
Referencing everything from science fiction to classical baroque, Bea Valdes pieces are made with exquisite precision and flair at her workshop in Manila.
Each item is complex, intricate and meticulously handmade, sometimes taking over a month to complete.
She starts with no formal plan, simply beginning with the materials and letting the concepts evolve slowly and organically.
‘Equus’, which made its international début at the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS World Jewelry Facets exhibition in Beijing recently, is the result of this process.
Evoking the dark magnetism of a stallion, this stunningly crafted piece of body jewelry consists of a mane of jagged shards that fall from shoulder to hip in a sparkling cascade of crystals that reflect the colors of sun and shade.
With delicate detailing combined with raw strength, ‘Equus’ blazes with the light from hundreds of shimmering SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
Swarovski is proud to be associated with the extraordinary talent of Bea Valdes and looks forward to future collaborations that incorporate SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and take these beautiful and versatile crystals to new creative limits.