"An ambassador for Canada's natural miracles."
World One Journal, Germany, January 2007
Tip of the Iceberg ring.
A wonder of the Canadian landscape is showcased in
this design: a natural, uncut 2.02ct octahedral diamond from the Ekati
mine in the
Northwest Territories, set in 18k white gold.
Canadian diamonds have been dated
to being formed 3.5 billion years ago.
Octahedron diamond crystals are the most desirable shape nature creates. The diamond has
been selected for its size, colour, shape, and natural triangular surface facets, called "trigons".
The setting itself is innovative: no claws have been used to hold the diamond in place,
preserving the illusion that it is floating along a very still surface.
The cantilevered part has been inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's marvel of modern architecture, Fallingwater.
Wright felt the cantilever was the most romantic and free of all structural principles. It was the essential expression of human tenure on earth, the "true earth-line of human life, indicative of freedom."
Launched at the 'Northern Lights Exhibition featuring Bjorn Weckstrom’,
Design Exchange, Toronto, summer 2005.
Following its inclusion in The Nature of Diamonds tour of
North America, 2008-2010, editions of Tip of the Iceberg ring
will feature a Canadian uncut, natural diamond crystal from
the Ekati mine, inscribed and certified. Beautiful and crystal clear.
A true rarity!
18k white gold, 2.02 ct uncut Canadian octahedral diamond (size of diamond may vary).
Exhibition edition in Palladium
'The Nature of Diamonds' at the Royal Ontario Museum,
Notable.tv, March 2009.
Secrets of Gems with Jewelry Maker Niki Kavakonis, Kris Abel Interview ebook cafe, discussed at 11:38 minutes, December 2016.
'Jewellery Designer Profile', British Vogue, September 2014.
The Jewellery Editor, UK, 2014. (Scroll to the last image)
in ‘Master of Jewellery Design in Canada, Vol. 2: Contemporary Designers’, ebook, 2013.
ROM Magazine, Royal Ontario Museum, Winter 2012, cover.
'Top Canadian Jewellery Designers', Business Review Canada, June 2012.
'Top Canadian Jewellery Designers', Business Review Canada, full article, June 2012.
Click to page 80, let it load, Be sure to read pages 84 and 88. Even press on the arrow.
'Grads on the Go', Ovation, Sheridan College, June 2010.
Society of North American Goldsmiths, home page, January 2010.
500 Gemstone Jewels. Lark Books, New York, 2010. p. 315.
'The Nature of Diamonds', The Field Museum, Chicago, October 2009.
'ice, ice baby', Brilliant magazine (Houston), May/June 2009.
Houston Press, May 2009.
‘Diamonds: Not Just Another Pretty Facet!’, Houston Museum of Natural Science, May 2009.
‘Learn more about the exhibition’, Houston Museum of Natural Science, May 2009.
Chicago Field Museum, April 2009.
NEXOS, American Airlines, Abril - Mayo 2009.
Houston Museum of Natural Science, ‘The Nature of Diamonds’ press, March 2009
Art Jewelry, March 2009.
‘Pure Icing’, Solitaire, Asia Pacific edition (Singapore), February - March 2009.
Jewellery Business, February 2009.
'An illuminating exhibit', Canadian Mining magazine, vol. 3 No. 8, p. 18.
'Ice was not so nice', National Post, weekend edition, December 19-20 2008, Style, WP8.
'Diamonds are forever.' The Varsity, November 2008
, November 2008, p. 80.
International Art Treasures Web Magazine, October 2008.
'Favouring Diamonds in the rough'.
Toronto Star, August 7 2008, L3. Read the text
'The Nature of Diamonds', Palladium edition included in exhibition,
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto; Museum of Natural Science, Houston; Field Museum, Chicago,
Included in the Architecture as Ornament exhibition,
Toronto, June 2007; Oulu, Finland, August 2008.
'THROUGH THESE EYES, Toronto jeweller Niki Kavakonis on nature, architecture and ready-to-wear sculpture.'
magazine, summer 2007.
As seen in
, 'Putting the wow into that little 'gold' band', February 2007.
As published in
World One Journal
(German), 'news & trends USA/Canada', January 2007.
GZ Art+Design, 'Spots', November 2006.
As seen in
Wish magazine, 'Northern Lights', March 2006 .
As seen in
Modern Jeweler, 'Fashion Forward: Roughing It', February 2006.
Reproduced in Jewellery
Business magazine, October 2005