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The authentic Maori style, curved and pointed, highlights the lines and muscles of the body. The jeweller injects her own graphic rock style into this timeless aesthetic.

Caroline Gaspard adds a new seductive dimension to the established Akillis stylebook of python scales and steel triangles. She forces contrasts into conversation, clashing and melding the swells, slits, soft curves and keen points of waves, harpoons, spirals, and arrows. The triangle, for example – an Akillis calling-card – symbolizes tenacity among Oceanic people and crops up in black diamond and hollowed-out shark teeth motifs.


The Tattoo collection consists of some 20 references in 12 bold models and in a wide range of materials.

Even though it is harder to work with Titanium than gold, AKILLIS uses titanium for the same reason aerospace engineers and fine watchmakers do: for its strength,its modernity,and for its diversity. A coating of black DLC – a patented technology mixing the structure of carbon, diamond, and a trace amount of hydrogen – making the metal colorfast.

Crafted in titanium with a touch setting of black diamonds, a pendant and a pair of sharp-edged earrings evoke the shape of a precious-finned shark.

The creations set in DLC black gold, whether encrusted with black diamonds or not, play with variety. Depending on the polishing, faceting, and gem-setting, these creations toy with light – at turns raw, matte, satiny, silky, metallic, and more. The material makes these pieces vibrate.

Through white gold and black diamonds, these “tattoos” are sassy classics – a concept never before seen in the world of jewelry.The flexible choker, half-open bracelet, and matching ring even pretend to be reserved.

You can place or remove these “tattoos” whenever and wherever you like!