There are many facets to the fine jewelry of American brand Henry Dunay — both literally and figuratively!
Pairing sensual designs with tactile texturing, the elegant stylings of Dunay have become both recognizable and beloved. The Sabi finish, a luxurious brushed gold texture that is achieved via hand-etching of individual lines, highlights the glorious blend of organic design and a sculptural style. The Facets collection features a hand-hammered finish that mimics the intense faceting of a gemstone to give warm gold a glimmering mirror-sheen feel.
Henry Dunay Diamond Facets Earrings
The brand is also well-known for using fine gemstones, including high quality diamonds, in both its fine jewelry and intricately crafted objets d’art.
Henry Dunay Diamond Necklace
The jewelry of Henry Dunay was strongly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic principle of Wabi-Sabi — a virtually untranslatable concept that revolves around a sense of transience and natural imperfection. Focusing on an organic ideal of beauty that displays natural flaws, Wabi-Sabi is most notably expressed in Dunay’s famed Sabi finish. The hand-etched texture is necessarily unique to each piece and evocative of the natural changes that occur with organic materials over time.