Elisabeth Paradon, the creator of the extraordinary Ziio jewellery, began designing in the early eighties. Her creations in silver, gold and semi-precious stones, entirely hand worked, utilise an exclusive technique, developed through the experience acquired during many years travelling and working in different lands.
The dramatic and magnificent landscape of Egypt with its mystical tones was where Elisabeth first found the ideal conditions to express herself and produce her jewellery. A far cry from France her native country and the traditional art of the goldsmith.
Animated by her surroundings and by a constant thirst for knowledge, Elisabeth travelled further – the Greek Islands and Thailand – where she learnt different production methods, and experimented with different materials and techniques. In Venice, Elisabeth learnt the ancient art of the Murano master glassmaker and her designs aroused the interest of collectors and trend “temples” like Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. In Milan, Elisabeth collaborated with important Houses like Lacroix, Missoni and Studio Mendini for Swatch. Her designs are worn by royalty – Queen Rania of Jordan looked stunning in a Ziio necklace. Today, Elisabeth lives and works in Tuscany – a land where handcrafting materials is an age-old tradition.
In 1997, Elisabeth started to present two collections a year. She perfected her technique and created designs of superb quality and style. Her combination of semi precious stones, silver and Murano glass beads with her sophisticated hand workmanship has created a unique and fascinating style.
Recently, Elisabeth opened a Ziio shop – “a little gem in the heart of trendy Milano”. The shop was designed to become a showcase for Elisabeth’s creations, ranging from her jewellery collections to her unique one of a kind made-to-order pieces that extend from elaborate necklaces to exquisitely designed hanging lamps.
Ziio jewellery expresses an ancient soul and provides a synthesis of aesthetic cultures. Ziio jewellery provides refined elegance with no time or place boundaries.