The Adventurine Posts The Sweet Treats in Suzanne Syz’s Collection

A Suzanne Syz frozen yogurt jewelry box made by artist Alex Isreal shown closed and open, revealing a ring Photo courtesy

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The Sweet Treats in Suzanne Syz’s Collection

The Swiss designer is presenting delicious jewels and serving yogurt in NYC

by Smitha Sadanandan

Jewelry designer Suzanne Syz Photo courtesy

Jewelry designer Suzanne Syz Photo courtesy

During the glory days or Sex and the City, many things Manhattan women loved became famous everywhere. There were the Manolos, cosmos, cupcakes and frozen yogurt. Remember the episode when Charlotte told Harry she loved him because he went out with her to get the dessert every night? Anyway, while the other elements of SATC may have somewhat waned in popularity, the frozen yogurt is still going strong. Oh, and today women in the city don’t have to go out to get it. They can have it delivered.

Swiss jewelry designer Suzanne Syz, who lived in New York during the 1980s, totally gets this. She playfully tapped into the obsession with her newest offering in a couple of ways. One is quite literal. Suzanne, who is a “total frozen yogurt fan,” takes the dessert literally to-go. If you swing by her booth at The Salon Art + Design from November 9-13 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, you will be served an Italian gourmet frozen yogurt while you enjoy the collection.

Frozen Yogurt earrings and cufflinks by Suzanne Syz Photo courtesy

Frozen Yogurt earrings and cufflinks by Suzanne Syz Photo courtesy

And speaking of the collection, yes, as you might imagine Suzanne has immortalized her favorite indulgence into tiny frozen yogurt earrings and cufflinks. There are also candy colored pieces.

A 'Marriage Made in Heave' earrings by Suzanne Syz pair diamonds and tourmalines. Photo courtesy

A ‘Marriage Made in Heaven’ earrings by Suzanne Syz pair diamonds and tourmalines. Photo courtesy

Delicious statement earrings, whimsically titled ‘A Marriage Made in Heaven,’ bring together a perfect set of gemstones. Diamonds and tourmalines sparkle plenty in the stunners.  The cluster of hot rocks are set in platinum, titanium and white gold.

'Are You A Calder or Not?' aluminum earrings by Suzanne Syz sparkle with diamonds. Morganites and aquamarines. Photo courtesy

‘Are You Calder or Not?’ aluminum earrings by Suzanne Syz sparkle with diamonds, Morganites and aquamarines. Photo courtesy

Another pair of earrings delightfully dubbed, ‘Are You Calder Or Not?’ echo the master artist’s stable shapes in aluminum and red gold. Morganites, diamonds and aquamarines accent the amazing pieces.

The third frozen yogurt detail in Suzanne’s collection is quite literally a work of art. She commissioned Alex Israel to make jewelry boxes that looked like the snack. It was a logical collaboration as the California artist had done tiny marble and styrofoam sculptures of frozen yogurt inspired by time spent in his father’s Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop, The Bigg Chill. The jewelry boxes Alex served up are painted ceramic and handblown glass. Alex also designed Suzanne’s booth in the spirit of a frozen yogurt shop.

A model of Suzanne Syz's booth designed by artist Alex Israel and installed at art fairs around the world. Photo courtesy

A model of Suzanne Syz’s booth designed by artist Alex Israel and installed at art fairs around the world. Photo courtesy

The pop art influences and collaborations with artists have been a signature Suzanne’s collections from the beginning of her design career. When she lived in New York, she mingled with artists Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons among others. Their artworks impacted her oeuvre, bringing an unparalleled irreverence to high jewelry. In the past, Suzanne has made a Smarties bracelet and Life-Saver enamel earrings. “My jewelry should take you on a happy journey; it should give you joy when you wear it,” says Suzanne. I imagine it’s the same kind of total happiness Manhattan women find in their frozen yogurt.

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