catching up on my reader this morning i spotted autoctona¬†over at anja’s wonderful fashion fridays post. allessandra is the talented italian born, portland based designer behind the label. you can read more about the meaning of the symbols used on some of the pieces here.

autoctona means native, an italian word referring to origin, identity and a sense of belonging in the most primitive form. we create forward thinking objects whilst preserving and fostering the use of premium craftsmanship and materials. these are contemporary pieces that challenge a conventional definition of jewelry, clothing and accessory. the primary inspirations are amulets, ritual objects and love tokens with their associated symbolism. each piece has been designed, prototyped and singularly hand cast. we source and create everything locally.

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  • Reply Alice Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Oh I love the little symbols !

  • Reply Loe Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Love Love Love the rings.

  • Reply Kate Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    The geometric shapes are so simple but the symbols add that extra edge to the pieces. I’m a huge fan of this like, nice to see it featured here.


  • Reply Becca Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I absolutely love the rings – especially the triangle ones. So cool!

  • Reply Thea Wednesday 23 May, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Those sorbet-coloured ties holding that top necklace together – perfect for spring!

  • Reply Kate {Something Fabulous} Wednesday 23 May, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Wow, what gorgeous pieces! Beautiful! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  • Reply marietjie Saturday 2 June, 2012 at 11:44 am

    O M Y G O D. CIRCLE SQUARE TRIANGLE. too awesome.

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