OLIV ATELIE jewellery is imagined, designed and handmade by Paola Vaz in her in house studio - Born in the Australian Sydney Beaches. Paola has always had a passion and love for silversmithing and passion comes from a really young age which she has been developing since surrounded by her inspirations, culture and landscapes.
Concept & Style
Having always been drawn to artesanal jewellery and the creation of wearable art, when I realised silversmithing could be my real job, the feeling of being on the tools and get my hands dirty, felt like heaven.
Oliv, comes from my family name and is a reminder of home and where all have began.
Based on my past experiences and trips, the jewellery I create does not follow the conventional and standand techniques, privileging peculiarity over tradition, beauty over conformity. Every piece is created for the wearer, bespoke and unique.
Every piece is created by hand, from sawing, and sanding to buffing and soldering. Every jewel is created according to the unique interaction between colour and texture, contour and shape.
The metals used are recycled and of Australian origin. The stones were selected carefully with knowledge of sourcing and ethical production in Australia and any other countries I visit and bring a piece of it with me to share with you.