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© Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
© Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
© Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
© Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
© Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu Jewellery maker
Contact
Romanian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+40 746175826
© Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu

Creating wearable stories

  • • Ioana and Alex became jewellery makers in 2012
  • • They use the lost wax casting technique
  • • Ioana is inspired by her seamstress grandmother

Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu launched their jewellery brand, Contemporia, in 2014. She is an architect and landscape designer by training, while he graduated from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, majoring in computer science. Ioana was the first to realise that jewellery making would suit her better than her initial career choice. She took contemporary jewellery classes and soon convinced Alex to join her on this new path. After learning the secrets of the craft from established jewellery makers David Sandu and Alis Lalu, Ioana and Alex's business flourished. Initially working out of their bedroom, they now have a studio in the house of Ioana’s grandmother, who worked as a seamstress.

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Works

  • © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
  • © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
  • © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
  • © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
  • © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
Photo: © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
Weapons & Wonders Ring

This is a bold, yet delicate sculptural piece dedicated to femininity and its mix of courage and vulnerability. The overall shape suggests a weapon, while the fine engraving, inspired by the natural world, creates an unexpected contrast. The ring was assembled by riveting the three silver engraved surfaces.

Height 4 cm
Width 3.5 cm
weight 12 gr

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu Jewellery maker
Photo: © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
Armurarium Pendant

The concept for this collection was inspired by the thistle, also called 'armurai', as a delicate symbol of ephemeral resilience. The pendant is designed to suggest a filiform yet sharp element. It was made by riveting the silver surfaces.

Height 14 cm
Width 15 cm

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu Jewellery maker
Photo: © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
Armurarium Ring

Part of the Armurarium collection – inspired by the thistle, also called 'armurai', as a delicate symbol of ephemeral resilience – this ring aims to suggest the contrast between power and vulnerability through its sharp yet filiform elements. The ring was made by riveting the silver surfaces.

Height 4.5 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Depth 10 cm

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu Jewellery maker
Photo: © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
Embrace Ring

This piece combines classic and contemporary design to create an elegant and timeless ring. It was crafted using the lost wax technique and cast in 14k gold.

Height 2.4 cm
Width 2 cm
Depth 10 cm

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu Jewellery maker
Photo: © Ioana Streza and Alex Burlacu
Sculptural Tourmaline Ring

The ring is a unique piece created around the tourmaline crystal. It was crafted using the lost wax technique and cast in white gold.

Height 2 cm
Width 2 cm
Depth 6 cm

Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu Jewellery maker

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