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‘The Nutcracker’-inspired jewelry to go on show at 10 Corso Como

Dec. 3, 2014 - 20:15 By Lee Woo-young
A group of six jewelry designers will present a collection inspired by the Christmas ritual ballet performance “The Nutcracker” for the coming Christmas season.

The jewels are made in collaboration with the Korea National Ballet and The Showcase Lab, which consists of leading jewelry designers in Korea. They will be on exhibit at the trendy shopping spot 10 Corso Como in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, from Dec. 11-25.

The collection features 50 jewelry pieces with five Nutcracker characters adorned with Swarovski crystals. Each character was reinterpreted by the jewelry designers under the different themes of duel, festival, joy and love, fantasy and reality, and flower waltz.

“This is a joint project which combines creativity of leading contemporary jewelry designers in Korea and artistic sensibility of the Korea National Ballet. The exhibit focused on reinterpreting the traditional items such as pearls and creating whole new Nutcrackers,” said Yoon Seong-won, director of the exhibition. 
“The Nutcracker” figures adorned with Swarovski crystals and pearls by The Showcase Lab, the jewelry designer association of Korea. (The Showcase Lab)

The Showcase Lab is the association of young emerging jewelry designers in Korea that was established in 2013. It’s the first jewelry designer group that brings Korean jewelry designers together to collaborate on cultural projects and promote Korean jewelry abroad. Participating designers include Kim Sun-young of Minetani, Song Jin-hee of Kohinoor, Jung Soo-yeon of Tanello, Cha Sun-young of Panache and Choi Kyeong-mi of Daviddechoi.

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