Your next conversation-starting piece of jewelry might cause people to ask if it’s from Italy or France. While many ÉVOCATEUR designs do feature snippets of everyone’s favorite European master paintings, you can proudly declare that the object of those compliments is made right in Norwalk, Connecticut! Barbara Innamorati founded her brand in 2009, and since then has designed and created every ÉVOCATEUR cuff, bangle, pendant, ring, and earring in the Nutmeg State. The signature of ÉVOCATEUR jewelry is 22-karat gold leafing, complimented by bold, colorful pieces of art encased inside. ÉVOCATEUR creations provide a gold-framed window into a tiny, mobile museum the wearer has an entry ticket to every day they put it on. As Barbara puts it, she hopes her designs bring joy to the wearer’s life and those around them.
Each piece of ÉVOCATEUR jewelry requires hands-on attention from an artisan. A single bangle is hand-gilded and burnished in a labor of love for up to seven days. The layering of gold or silver foil around the encased image gives the jewelry a vintage, approachable feel. Swarovski crystals are added tastefully to some designs. ÉVOCATEUR jewelry features not just the work of well-known artists throughout history, such as Gustav Klimt, Kandinsky, William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Van Gogh, but also contemporary artists such as Lucy Peveto, who incorporates butterfly wings into her work, and Mari G, whose work evokes painted silk. The variety found in ÉVOCATEUR’s collections is impressive, and whether you’re shopping for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, you’re sure to find a design that speaks to you.
ÉVOCATEUR is proud to be a female-run workshop and also supports meaningful benefits with certain collections, such as sunflowers for Ukraine, and white stallion imagery for pancreatic cancer research. These are just a few of the ways Barbara Innamorati is a socially conscious and engaged designer. Encounter your next ÉVOCATEUR discovery at your local authorized retailer, Lux Bond & Green online or by stopping into your nearest Connecticut or Massachusetts location!