Words: Amanda O’Riordan
Photography: Courtesy of Elisa Pomar
Designer Elisa Pomar has created one of the most stunning collections of traditional Ibizan jewellery ever to emanate from the island – Joyeria Pomar. The Pomar family has worked with traditional Ibizan jewellery since 1850. Elisa’s great great grandfather was known on the island as ‘The King’s Jeweller’, a nickname given to him after providing Alfonso XIII’s lovers with exquisite gifts.
Elisa Pomar studied Spanish historical jewellery design. She has reproduced timeless pieces, mixing turquoise, emeralds, coral and crystals, to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings or unique beads with a unique magic and energy. She is the only jeweller to have been involved in the Adlib Ibiza catwalk for the past seven years and has received numerous awards, including the Ramon Lluc, Golden Thimble and the Chamber of Commerce of Ibiza and Formentera Awards.
The Ibizan emprendada was a gift delivered by bride’s families as a dowry on their Wedding day. Today, the emprendadas survive, ostentatiously adorning the folklore dresses of Ibiza. The most common emprendadas are gold plated and worked with filigree. They are formed by the collaret, which is a necklace consisting of two rows of biconical pieces – the pendant in the shape of a cross, and the jewel, a pair of decorated rectangular needles – with several links of chain. The oldest emprendadas are made of silver and red corals. They consist of several rows of coral necklaces. The needles are round and made of decorated silver. The cross is made of very elaborate silver filigree with details of coral or pearl and precious stones.
Each collection by Elisa Pomar is inspired by a corner of Ibiza. Its nature, turquoise and emerald beaches, white sands, green hills, caves and healing. As a result, each piece is a unique jewel. As well as beautiful stones, with influences from Es Vedra to the clear waters of Formentera, Pomar also stays true to the hippy chic tradition of silver matched with colored stones, to give life to a bohemian and urban collection. The many collections of Joyeria Pomar guarentee a beautiful piece to suit absolutely any taste on earth and a stunning remider of the beauty and elegance of the White Isle.
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