ounded in 1985 by Armenian jewelers, Arsavir Zarokyan and Aras Tritirian, Ciciada Jewelry’s work is illustrative of the artists’ profound love of gemstones, precious metals and jewelry design. The expression of this passion can be discovered in designs that evoke the magic of their namesake, the Cicada, a bug that spends up to 17 years underground hibernating and evolving before shedding its skin and emerging fully formed into the light. The cicadas’ playful chirps can be heard on warm summer days, an auspicious symbol of rebirth and transformation, an homage to the glories and wonders of nature.
Heirloom worthy and museum quality, their bespoke collections are the perfect complement to any modern-day sophisticate’s ensemble.
Cicada’s jewelry evokes a similar sense of wonder. Their awe-inspiring designs are inherently one-of-a-kind, with each hand-selected gemstone revealing its own, unique characteristics. Shepherded through their own transformation by the earth itself, the stones with which Arsavir and Aras work are spectacular, not just in their intrinsic properties, but in those unknown qualities that take a trained eye to recognize and revere.
Many times, it is a gemstone that will spark the idea for a design, subtle flashes of color calling to be paired with other stones, shapes unfolding possibilities of silhouettes. Other times they will have the idea for a design and embark on an exhaustive search to find the gemstone that will be beautifully enhanced by its construction.
Prior to opening their atelier in New York City’s famed Diamond District, Arsavir and Aras had already been working in the trade for over a decade. The relationships they have established and maintained with trusted dealers and vendors throughout the decades, coupled with the dedication and expertise of their in-house craftspeople, fuel the brand’s burgeoning success and reputation for elegant, meticulously crafted pieces.
These relationships also allow the company to safeguard the duo’s commitment to responsible and ethical behavior, ensuring transparency in sourcing and sustainability, a core tenet they hope to promote throughout the industry.
Heirloom worthy and museum quality, their bespoke collections are the perfect complement to any modern-day sophisticate’s ensemble. While their style is enduring, the scale and creativity of their pieces are bold, fresh and contemporary. Utilizing dynamic cuts and designing around fantasy-filled themes, whether walking the red carpet, entertaining clients, or having an intimate dinner, collectors of Cicada’s prolific pieces can express their individuality through the brand’s innovative and singular creations.