Victor Sabido was working as an accountant, but while on holiday
in Mexico exploring ruins of ancient civilizations, he discovered
that deep within he wanted to be an artist, someone who could make
something lasting, something beautiful and above all something
"I was visiting the Mayan ruins of Mexico when I saw the
timeless pieces of art on the walls that were able to last
centuries, yet remain as vibrant in color and spirit as the day
they were created," Sabido recalls.
So moved was Sabido by the beautiful frescoes that he made a
decision that would change his life. Sabido wanted to make sterling
silver jewelry that was like none that he had seen before: it would
come in different colors. But since using natural minerals to
transform threads of silver into different colors was not something
that had been done before, ingenuity was required.
"It took me seven years of research and development to come up
with a thread that is both soft enough to weave yet strong enough
to last for years," says Sabido.
That fine silver thread, which he says is about half the
diameter of a piece of human hair became the basis for luxurious
The silver comes in an array of colors from slate gray to
lipstick red to sea-hued turquoise and it is woven into fanciful
designs, including from cuff bracelets that feature vibrant
"flowers" to cocktail rings.
Each of the individual pieces is one-of-a-kind, making each
piece a very personal and lasting statement.
"If you have style and sophistication they are a part of who you
are always, and therefore our pieces are made with that in mind,"
Growing up with parents from different cultures -- one was
Mexican, the other Italian -- Sabido developed an appreciation for
the finer things in life, or la dolce vita as the Italians say. But
he also gained a degree of humility and an earthiness that shines
through in his work.
His colorful silver was initially inspired by the vibrant
paintings in the Mayan ruins, but those colorful creations were not
his only inspiration. An idea to create jewelry that resembled a
garden of color inspired the Fiori collection, with its floral
"Our signature Fiori line provides the wearer with color, style,
and a piece that is a definite conversation starter," Sabido
Meanwhile, the shifting sands of the Nevada
desert gave rise to his Dunes Collection.
The pieces are unusual -- wearers are unlikely to see someone
else with the same necklace or bracelet. And they are best suited
for stylish women who crave originality.
"A Sabido & Basteris client is someone that likes to make a
statement yet retain a classic elegance," Sabido says. "They
can appreciate color and look for innovative design to accentuate
their features and show them as the best version of who they really
But, most important, these are not pieces that are meant to just
sit on a shelf and look pretty.
"The burst of color and yet the 'wearability' of our pieces are
elements of design we strive for."
At Sabido & Basteris, the philosophy is that elegance,
luxury and style are something that is timeless.
The brand is known around the world for its innovative Argento S
& B silver thread, which has basically brought a new element
into the world of jewelry. Through the use of cutting-edge
technology, Sabido was able to turn 99.9 percent pure silver into a
signature silver thread that is half the diameter of a human hair
and is then dyed using natural minerals. These colorful threads are
woven into ribbon-like strips or pieces that resemble fabrics, soft
and supple. This high-quality silver is then combined with
gemstones and crafted with Sabido's extraordinary style.
"The color variations of our silver thread provide us with
additional elements to work with as the thread can allow for a
burst of color that you don't usually expect in luxury pieces."
Collections such as the company's Fiori Collection provide the
wearer with color, style and a piece that is a definite
conversation starter, while the Dunes Collection allows the woman
wearing it to make a subtler statement that is no less
"The thing we are most proud of as a company is that we do not
strive to be like anyone else," Sabido said. "We have a strong
sense of identity and that is reflected in what we do so much that
our clients feel a close relationship to the company."
My favorite designers can be found in all kinds of fields. Among
them, architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Santiago Calatrava are a
big inspiration to me. I am also very attracted to Art Deco.
Our clients tend to wear pieces from the major fashion houses.
There is an element that is constant among them, which is why our
clients look for our pieces to complement their sense of style.
If I had to choose, I'd say a piece from Dunes since it is
comfortable to wear and the variety of color choices can flatter
1. Form-flattering black dress.
2. A great pair of boots that can go with almost any outfit and
be worn for a variety of occasions.
3. A comfortable but elegant pair of shoes.
4. A quality and stylish handbag. Your look can always come
together with the right handbag.
5. A classic pair of jeans. Combined with the right accessories,
you can dress them up or down.
For Fall/Winter our Blue Label cuff bracelets and our Fiori
brooches are a must have. The brooches can be worn on a dress or a
coat and the cuffs can be used for both a formal and casual
I'm heading to Spain both for a work trip and vacation. Spain is
such a great place.
My favorite piece of jewelry is actually a plastic rosary that
was given to me by a stranger on a train from Switzerland to Milan.
She stopped me and told me the story of the Virgin of Medjugorje.
She told me that I should wear it always so that it can help keep
me safe. That moment touched me so that I wear it every day.
One of my River necklaces. They are flattering to any body type
and they can be worn in a variety of ways that give the receiver a
lot of options that fit their style.
One of the most notable fashion icons that I simply admire is
The best gift I have ever received was my nephew's first
drawing. He made it especially for me and it meant the world to
I have a close friend who has an innate ability to select
outfits that always flatter her body yet show her fun and quirky
Someone who understands that style and luxury don't come from
objects but from knowing who you are and how to show it to the
world by selecting the perfect pieces of jewelry to stand out and
make your mark.
Wild water pearls are delicately ensnared between threads that
are woven together in an almost magical net, created from
precious silver. Sabido & Basteris' Rivers collection
crafts a net-like necklace that is both sleek and textured --
interspersing pearls throughout. You'll get caught up in all the
glamour that comes with wearing it whether you wear it alone or
wrap one on top of the other.
The Dunes collection uses wisps of featherweight silver ribbons
to create jewelry with exciting twists and turns at every curve.
Deep hues create ranging effects from a field of delicate spring
flowers to freeforms of modern art. The Dunes collection uses
Sabidos & Basteris' signature silver mesh-like ribbons to
transforms each piece into abstract expressionist art all your
The Fiori collection blooms in three-dimensional floral art
forms. Multi-colored petals created from Sabidos & Basteris'
signature fine silver fabric encapsulate the lush seasonal changes
of spring for you to enjoy all year around. Each of the pieces in
the Fiori collection sprout with glamorous hues, and each
arrangement of festive petals is surprisingly soft to the touch,
Not exactly a continuous strings of cultured pearls, but just as
elegant as the classic pearl necklace, the Shimmer collection
glimmers with stunning reflective elements. Dozens of luminous
pearls peek through Sabido & Basteris' signature silver
which is woven into fine threads that holds the pearls. The shimmer
collection shows off the classics you love in a more
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