Despite being based in Antwerp, Karolin van Loon’s focus is on unusual, ethically-sourced geodes rather than diamonds. ‘Materials need to be out of the ordinary – a ring featuring a druzy stone will probably have people inquiring more than if you were to say it was another well-known gem,’ she says. But the jeweller has not rejected diamonds entirely – a thin outline surrounds each flat slice atop her bracelets and ring designs.

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– Photographer  Aylin Bayhan
– Writer  Caitlin McDonald