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Meet the VERGE Concrete Jewelry Collection by Lily Toya

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12.09.21 | By
Meet the VERGE Concrete Jewelry Collection by Lily Toya
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Staying true to her distinctive minimalist style, designer Lily Toya has released a new jewelry collection: VERGE. By fusing concrete with boldly colored metals, each design is sure to brighten up your everyday closet pieces. The collection includes four necklace designs: Tessera, Diatomi, Orbis, and Platera, as well as two earring designs: Linea and Minimis. There’s a balance in each piece between concrete and color, with powder coated metals peeking out from concrete to convey presence.

light-skinned woman wearing black shirt and colorful concrete necklace

Diatomi Necklace

The Israel-born, New York resident started out as an interior design student, but found herself fascinated with concrete and its possibilities. Experience in digital design and fabrication allowed Lily Toya to reimagine the material, with it soon becoming her creative focus and passion. Each jewelry creation begins with a simple sketch that’s later translated into a 3D design before being tested with 3D-printed molds. Finally, a custom concrete mix is casted, yielding the original pieces.

colorful concrete earrings on white background

Minimis Earrings

Architectural and construction site influences are clear in each element of VERGE, breaking the expectations we might have of concrete as a material. Lily Toya examined the shapes of steel and iron embedded into concrete, and transformed them into a meaningful aesthetic. Rather than weighed down and heavy, VERGE’s detailed designs have a lightweight, vivid, and elegant feel about them with a unique texture.

colorful round concrete necklace on white background

Orbis Necklace

The VERGE collection is available in a fun palette of colors that includes Zinc Yellow, Desert Sand, Light Pink, Patina Green, and Charcoal Suede Blue. Now available in the Design Milk Shop here!

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.