Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Founder and Art Director : Ricardo Bronfen
Inspiration : Brazil's landscapes, architecture, gemstones
What you should know : Although Vancox, a Brazilian jewelry house founded in 1982, has established an international reputation for crafting luscious gemstone jewelry, it isn't just the quality and attention to detail that the company strives for. Instead, it is the aesthetics.
Vancox uses many different stone cuts and different gold surfaces and textures to add interest to the pieces, and makes use of pavé-set gemstones, a type of setting used for diamonds and also for colored gemstones, in which small stones are set very close together.
"Jewelry creation is an art and a means to express yourself, not solely an adornment."