“Indian Summer” is TEJEN’s first Fine Art Collaboration featuring photographer Briana Blasko in support of The Sarnath International Nyingma Institute efforts in providing Covid-19 relief to India’s most vulnerable.
Receive a limited edition print by Briana Blasko with your online purchase over $1,000.00 of TEJEN fine jewelry currently in stock through September 2021.
“Sun Salutations” Archival Pigment Print, 11”x16.5” (Signed Limited Edition of 10)
SHOP NOW 25% of your fine jewelry purchase will be donated to SINI.
Jewelry and Prints (unframed) will be shipped separately.
The Sarnath International Nyingma Institute in India is coordinating with trusted partners to provide Covid-19 relief including food, personal protective equipment and oxygen concentrators to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Sarnath and Varanasi.
A message from the SINI’s Director:
“Our goal in collecting funds is to create a bridge for you to connect with the Sarnath and Varanasi communities. In turn, we pledge to ensure that these funds will be properly distributed and reach the communities as quickly as possible. We know first-hand they are experiencing unimaginable suffering and wish to work on their behalf.” – Tsering Gellek, Director
BRIANA BLASKO has been dedicated to photographing Indian culture for over 13 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Blasko is currently working on her third book and lives between India & The United States.
“Over the past eight years I have been serving as an advisor and photographer to the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute. I am thrilled to be collaborating with TEJEN in this important fundraiser bringing together my New York roots with my beloved India. I will be donating a limited-edition image titled: “Ashtanga Yoga Students – Sun Salutations,” taken at the International Chandramauli Charitable Trust in Varanasi. Each of the ten limited edition prints is signed. We are so grateful for your support!” – Briana Blasko
SHOP GALLERY Briana Blasko Photography
TEJEN works with some of India’s most talented artisans creating and producing collections made exclusively of 18K Fairmined Gold. The brand’s connection to India combined with the sensitive and striking imagery of the country’s people through Briana Blasko’s lens has become the inspiration to launch TEJEN’s first Fine Art Collaboration. Collaborations designed for the collector. TEJEN X BLASKO will donate 25% of each fine jewelry puchase to help the most vulnerable people of India through The Sarnath International Nyingma Institute.
“We had the opportunity to visit India in 2019, just a few month prior to the outbreak of Covid-19. There we fell in love with the country, it’s people and finally got to visit the ateliers / artisans who put so much passion into creating the unique fine jewelry we design for our clients. The heart breaking updates from our contacts there have been an ongoing concern – how can a small business help? We reached out to photographer Briana Blasko not only because we have been long time friends/fans of her striking photography but that her work has always embodied the beautiful spirit of India. A spirit that is fighting to conquer & heal from the scars of this devastating pandemic” – TEJEN
“We are supporting HEROES, medical frontline workers – with monthly donations to projectHOPE & invite you to help in our effort to give-back while supporting our small business through this uncertain time.” – ISABEL ENCINIAS / MARK KROEKER
25% of every online purchase of TEJEN fine jewelry currently in stock will be donated to projectHOPE through August 2020. projectHOPE sends support & aid to frontline medical workers fighting for all of us. Support small business AND help our heroes.
SHOP NOW & donate 25% of your purchase to projectHOPE.
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius
Sometimes the call of the South becomes so deafening that only an immersion in the temperate climate, ancient / modern cultures & the lull of the slow life can quiet the soul. Mexico’s pristine beaches, the pyramids of Teotihuacan & the colorful modernism of Mexico City’s art & culinary scene were the perfect antidote to the winter blahs. And then there was New Orleans – an enchanting discovery that left me obsessed with the magical colors of the Deep South, inspiration surely to be infused into TEJEN’s new collections.
“India is a place where color is doubly bright. Pinks that scald your eyes, blues you could drown in.” Kirin Millwood Hargrave
In September, we accepted an incredibly generous invitation from the The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council in India to meet with & discover Indian manufacturers in Mumbai. Arriving in the bone drenching monsoon season, the dark grey skies created a perfect backdrop for the brilliant colors that seemed to blossom everywhere. Quite inadvertently, we stumbled upon and were swallowed up by Ganesh Chaturthi, the 10-day festival celebrating Ganesh, the Lord of success, destroyer of all evils & obstacles. How auspicious! The streets, beaches & shores of Lake Powai were filled with waves of people, color, music, flowers, shrines, food & of course giant Ganeshas. Many of our pieces are manufactured here in Mumbai & we are so proud to have supported the first Fairmined manufacturer in India!
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” Susan Sontag
Travel has always been a part of my life, from the moment I was born, I was being exposed to new cultures around the world. Embracing multiculturalism & celebrating preservation of culture has always been a guiding force around which most of my major life decisions have been made, one of which was to create TEJEN with Mark Kroeker! Our travel always informs our design direction & has been an enormous influence on our values & the values of our brand.
2019 took me from the highest peaks of the French Alps to the sun-bleached island of Haiti, from the Amalfi coast in Italy to the arid lands of Burkina Faso, from the historically rich & stunningly beautiful Croatia to bustling Mumbai, from the shores of the coast of Normandy to my little sanctuary in the South West of France. The world has nourished me this year with her abundance of beauty, history, & cultural diversity. Here’s to a new decade full of new adventures & discoveries!
We aim to melt more hearts in 2019 with new collections that are individually certified as to the ethical, sustainable, high quality materials and processes used to produce them. Happy New Year to all the amazing people whose efforts continue to build a brand we are truly proud of. We are so grateful for all the unwavering support of our clients, family, friends, collaborators and advisors. To all of you – a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“Passion creates worth” – Isabel & Mark
New collections + a curated selection of signature pieces launched at BARNEYS NEWYORK for Holiday 2018 at New York’s Madison Avenue Flagship, in Chicago & online at BARNEYS.COM. TEJEN would like to thank the BARNEYS team and all the wonderful clients we worked with during TEJEN’s residency. We loved spending the Holidays with BARNEYS NEW YORK!
A POWERFUL PROMOTION.
In Ancient Egypt, the obelisk was believed to perforate the clouds – Dispersing negative energies in the form of storms. We loved this beautiful symbology – so we created an entire collection around it. Pendants inspired by the protective power of the Obelisk – considered amulets if you’re superstitious or just really sexy, beautiful, clean-lined pieces of sculpture worn close to your heart. In today’s climate everyone could use some good energy & protective vibes! To celebrate the launch of our new e-com website shop our curated selection at 25% off. Each pendant is made exclusively of 18K Fairmined Gold & conflict free diamonds. Now that’s positive news!
V.03 THE SABLE DORÉ COLLECTION
Sand dunes illuminated by the sun, the moon and the stars inspire our third collection. Pavé ribbons orbit spheres of sanded gold and the Japanese Akoya pearl. Totemic and Everlasting.
With June being the month of the Pearl – what better time to preview some of our favorite pieces from our forthcoming collection.
Made to order and customized for you with pearl, matte or high polish 18K Fairmined gold sphere options – the entire 14 piece collection can be viewed via private appointment through our concierge services.
Please contact CONCIERGE@TEJEN-COLLECTION.COM for more information.
Model / Katie Moore
Art Direction – Styling / Mark Kroeker
Hair / Yukiko Tajima
Makeup / Cedric Jolivet
Still Life Photography / Dimitri Tolstoi
TEJEN iconography celebrating the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute’s blockbuster exhibition, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
Still Life Photography / Dimitri Tolstoi
Video Art / POMADE
Art Direction / Mark Kroeker
We believe in the power and duty of a luxury brand to foster cultural preservation, socio-economic development and environmental responsibility – we promise to continue to provide products that are individually certified as to the ethical, sustainable, high quality materials and processes used to produce them. Celebrate conscious luxury!
Inspired by the delicate balance of life / work, TEJEN strives to give time to time. August in France is a time for both holiday and the rejuvenation of our creative spirit as new ideas bloom into new seasons and collections.
Fashion photographer Andrew Yee captures the holiday vibe in this series inspired by the lazy days of summer – Minimal jewelry, fading summer roses and that poignant “end of season” feeling. Our Core Gold Collection’s delicate architecture perfectly compliments breezy summer hair, sun kissed skin, white linen and lace.
Model / Linnea at IMG
Styling / Matt Bidgoli
Hair / Jeff Francis
Makeup / Robert Greene
We only work with FAIRMINED certified gold mines.
TEJEN’s V.01 core gold comes from artisanal mines found in South America; Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The premium we pay for the gold used in our collections allows FAIRMINED to empower these artisan communities to create fair wages within their cooperatives, implement social welfare programs and ensure environmental protection. This is the new luxury – to be able to identify exactly where the materials come from, the hands that crafted (or in this case mined them) and how those people are being treated and empowered to create better lives for themselves and their communities.
Convinced that luxury should naturally contribute to preserving the beauty and rarity of our planet, TEJEN strives to use the highest quality, ethical and sustainable materials.
Something about the juxtaposition of these two photographs really struck a chord with us. We referenced this collage over and over again as we designed the first collection and created the imaging for the brand. So much was inspired by the vision the combination gave us.
An ancient eclipse, a modern obelisk.
Both of us have all but disappeared for the past year working passionately behind the scenes creating TEJEN. We worked with some amazing people whose efforts helped us to create a brand we are truly proud of.We would never have achieved this launch without the unwavering support of our family, friends, collaborators and advisors.To all of you – a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“Passion creates worth” – Isabel & Mark