Alberian & Aulde

Noe Valley Gallery and Pacific Heights Gallery

Alberian and Aulde is created by two fine artists, Warren Alberian and Mary Aulde, who met while earning their degrees in New York City at The Cooper Union School of Art. Upon completion of their studies, they went their separate ways.

Some years later, on an extended stay in India, Warren made the acquaintance of a jeweler to royal families. As a consequence, he was given a rare opportunity to view antiquities from some of their collections. Among the treasures were a group of wafer-thin rose cut diamonds, which captured his attention. Unlike flashier cuts, the rose cut seemed so uncontrived and authentic, allowing light to play spontaneously with expressive nuance. Their unique character inspired him to believe that they could act as a medium for refined sculptural art in the form of jewelry.

This creative endeavor immediately brought Mary to mind, who was living in Europe at the time. Her innovative and intimately scaled art sensibility seemed perfectly suited to collaboration on this venture. Before accepting the invitation to join him there, she prepared herself by intensively training at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London Metropolitan University.

Together, they have developed an aesthetic which infuses gemstones within settings, contoured explicitly to the human form so that the jewelry melds seamlessly with the wearer. Understatement reigns, as does innovation, versatility, and comfort. Each design is meticulously scaled and proportioned, many in a range of sizes to insure a perfect fit. All of their work draws the eye to the real focal point, the woman who wears it.

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