Zaha Hadid in Heydar Aliyev Cultural center in Baku nov 2013

Last week, we talked about how jewelry trends can affect the price of the jewelry. Well today, I am gonna focus on one specific trend: Architecture and more specifically geometry. Geometric structures, clean lines, ornate details, and raw materials: it’s no surprise that timeless architectural design has sparked the imagination of many contemporary jewelry designers. Inspired by the world built around us, many designers pay homage to architectural pioneers by applying the same precision, balance, functionality, and beauty to their expertly crafted accessories. Whether you’re into classical shapes, Art Deco motifs, or modernist minimalism, we’ve collected a range of architectural jewelry to suit everyone’s aesthetic. Here we go! Be prepared to be blown away by 7 amazing Zaha Hadid designs we, at ExJewel, think you will love! 

How Zaha Hadid went from architecture to jewelry in the final collection before her death

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Zaha Hadid passed away several years ago. Before she died, one of the final Zaha Hadid projects was this small-scale jewelry collection for Georg Jensen. Jewelry design and architecture, there are so many similarities. It’s not a coincidence that the star architect, Zaha Hadid, designed also a lot of jewelry. It’s a brave and dynamic collection, with eight designs available in silver, black rhodium or gold with diamonds, that manages to translate Hadid’s signature architectural style into jewelry that’s unusual, but still wearable.

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Ring in 18-carat yellow gold with brilliant-cut diamonds [Source]

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The two design legends that are Zaha Hadid and Bulgari’s iconic B.Zero1 ring have come together in a bold new collaboration that fuses Hadid’s signature undulating lines, which have earned her the title “Queen of the Curve”, with Bulgari’s most famous style. [Source]

Silene jewelry by Zaha Hadid for House of Aziz & Walid Mouzamar.  [Source]

Before she passed away in 2016, Zaha Hadid was working on a hands-on collaboration with Perrin Paris.  Left, a sketch of the ‘Mobi’ design. Right, the ’Strae’ clutch [Source]

Iraq born architect Zaha Hadid in collaboration with Swarovski has created a 5 piece ‘glace’ collection which includes cuff bracelets, a pendant necklace, and rings. drawing from the visuals of exotic birds of paradise flowers, her jewelry collection takes on fluid sculptural forms integrated with colored Swarovski crystals. [source]

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Zaha Hadid bracelets for Caspita and her designs for an amazing yacht by Blohm & Voss

de Grisogono Allegra Rings and the Guangzhou Opera House china. Zara Hadid


Incorporating an architectural element in jewels was quite a thing in the past but we just proved that it inspired some of the most influential architects to collaborate with jewelry brands. It is as of now a major jewelry trend. It might grow much bigger in the future though so stay tuned for more info! In the meantime, keep estimating your jewelry with our tool. You might notice your architectural jewelry prices going off the charts! 😉 

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How to wear cities on your finger! [source]