M31, also known as Messier 31 and the Andromeda Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy. It is one of our closest neighbors.  Scientists say it contains a trillion stars.

For this collection I found inspiration in spirals and deep shades of pink, blue, violet, and black of the gases surrounding the Andromeda Galaxy. These colors are represented by the use of Lapis Lazuli, Rhodolite Garnet, Mystic Black Spinel, Black Agate, and watermelon tourmaline paired with gold and sterling silver.   I am also drawn to star gates and multiverses.  All of these references will be clear as you view the collection. 

 


 
PHOTO BY SIMON ALCANTARA

PHOTO BY SIMON ALCANTARA

Mysterious, magical, and artisanal, the Numinous collection references the Nuntius, Dream Phase 1&2, and Alpha Pavonis collections that came before it. The collection combines feathers, spinel, rhodolite garnet, pink amethyst, turquoise, and diamonds with yellow, rose, and white gold as well as sterling silver.  


 
PHOTO BY SIMON ALCANTARA

PHOTO BY SIMON ALCANTARA

The StarChild collection signals my journey into utilizing diamonds in non-traditional ways as a part of my expression.   I wanted to take the perception of preciousnessout of my use of diamonds and present them in a way that has a talismanic essence, or gives you the comfort and desire to wear them every day regardless of your age or gender.


 

Hand woven hoops and bracelets made with yellow, rose, or white gold and hand woven with metallic cords and various gems. The result timeless, elegant and chic lightweight hoops you can wear everyday from day to night

 

 

 Simon Alcantara's Signature Vesica Piscis earrings. Chic and timeless.


PHOTO: ANNA LEE CAMPBELL

PHOTO: ANNA LEE CAMPBELL

 

Inspired by the Sun, Moon, Stars, Skies, and Divinity.

 


PHOTO: SIMON ALCANTARA

PHOTO: SIMON ALCANTARA

 

  The name Voyager 2 Neptune, besides being a play on words represents for me the exploration of the outer boundaries of the cosmos, the oceans, land, and creativity. 


 

"In this collection, all the codes of my work are present: chain fringe hand weaving, powerful chokers that connote indigenous, modern and galactic sensibilities all in one.  Included, you will find a necklace of multiple gems woven together to look as if galaxies are effortlessly floating around you and necklaces that can be worn in multiple ways or combined to create something all together different.

-Simon Alcantara

 
PHOTO BY HENRY LOPEZ

PHOTO BY HENRY LOPEZ

Inspired by the peacock and our own innate brilliance; this collection centers on natural colored metal, warm hued gems and fluid yet bold structures. 

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PHOTO BY JESSE MERCADO

The inspiration for Dream Phase 1&2 comes from Dreamers and Dreams. They inspire us to see the world in a different and fuller manner and they plant the seeds of possibilities into our minds.

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PHOTO BY ERIC MARTIN

For the Nuntius collection I was inspired by  the inherent power of stillness be it mental or physical and the original spiritual and mystical concepts of adornment. I was also thinking about androgyny, mythology, new ways of communicating that are more visual and the power of music and movement in its purest form

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PHOTO BY OLEG IGORIN

The inspiration for this collection began for me with the word “Imagine” from the famous John Lennon song.  Imagine a world where everything is as it should be: A world in balance, where integrity, honor, courage and politeness are the signposts.  I was also inspired by an amazing Samurai exhibit I saw in the Tokugawa museum in Nagoya Japan.

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