“Once adorned, forever transformed” is not only the motto that underpins 29-year-old Jessica Balyck’s brand philosophy, it also describes the feeling that comes over you when you wear her extraordinary jewelry pieces.
Launched in 2010 in Sydney, Balyck Jewellery is a respected Australian jewelry brand with devotees that include Danii Minogue, Pia Miller and Adam Lambert, among others. Jessica Balyck describes her pieces as timeless, versatile and non-seasonal, loved by those who appreciate her unconstrained attitude: There’s no such thing as “appropriate jewelry”—you wear your Balyck jewelry freely, any way you like, the bolder the better.
The glorious, fantastical Absolem collection represents a new brand partnership with Swarovski. It references a character from Walt Disney’s cult classic, Alice In Wonderland, a favorite film from her childhood: Absolem is the curious caterpillar, a creature that ultimately reveals its beauty through transformation into a butterfly. It’s this notion of change that underpins her collection. Each handmade piece comes in silver, gold, rose gold or gunmetal, and can be transformed into a completely different item of jewelry by simply removing the pendant from one piece and attaching it to another. Wear them together to make a dynamic runway impression, or wear them individually as unique pieces of handcrafted art.
The hero stone of the collection is the ethereal Swarovski Crystal Patina effect, which echoes the qualities that Jessica set out to portray: Modern yet nostalgically vintage, timeless yet symbolic of change, it has a fairytale quality that reflects the creative intention behind the Absolem collection.
Model: Roxy Horner // Stylist: Danielle Soglimbene // Makeup artist: Lauren Balyck // Hair stylist: Tatiana Vaune // Producer: Emma Giorgio