Stand out from the crowd with super small-batch jewels from 100 of One
If you’ve ever been going through a rough patch at work, you can probably relate to the crushing anxiety that can come with it. Practising mindfulness (read: distracting your brain from the bad stuff) is one of the oldest tricks in the book for dealing with stress, but it’s not often that our hobbies turn into hustles. For dentist Jana Nikolovski, making jewellery was a sweet escape that transitioned into a fully-fledged business that utilised her unique skill set in a totally different way. The inspiring origins, small-batch concept and unique manufacturing process are just three reasons that 100 of One should be on your radar.
As you may have gathered, 100 to One is not your run-of-the-mill operation. The brand is built on a core ethos of creating extremely limited runs of thoughtfully designed jewels. After all, the name of the brand itself is a direct reflection of this principle – there will only ever be a maximum of 100 of each design ever made. This choice imbues a sentimental nature into the pieces – rather than being churned out in bulk according to what’s trending, each run of jewellery is treated more like an exclusive keepsake. Items like the reversible lover ring bring a sweet reminder to the wearer of someone special in their life, which is a feeling that Jana is proud to help create.
When it comes to manufacturing, 100 of One is unique in the fact that Jana utilises her skills from within the dental industry to craft her pieces out of her Wollongong studio. Jana’s naturally meticulous attention to detail, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination have combined with self-taught techniques from books and Youtube to create a process ensures each piece of jewellery is truly bespoke. The latest range of designs for the brand further incorporates Jana’s roots, utilising hand-moulded dental wax (complete with fingerprints) to create one-of-a-kind silver and gold rings. Moving forward, Jana has expanded the 100 of One team to include some fellow talented Sydney jewellers who are experts in their respective disciplines, as well as engaging in computer-aided design (CAD) to push her designs even further.
Interested in owning a one-off treasure? You can shop the 100 of One range through the brand’s online store here.