In Korean, Tana means “beauty in difference,” and Tana Chung’s namesake jewelry collection certainly delivers. Each piece has a structure and composition different from anything we’ve previously seen, blending high-quality semi-precious stones to produce a myriad of color, dimension and texture.
Tana’s take on pearls is bold and out of the ordinary, but most importantly, breathtakingly beautiful. The strand necklace is a luxuriously long sautoir of freshwater pearls dotted with rough aquamarines, and can be worn long as a doubled strand or tripled around the neck, or even looped around the wrist as a bracelet.
“I’m a strong believer in multi-function,” says Chung, who created her first jewelry line when she was a TV host in South Korea looking for original pieces to wear on the air. “It’s true for me when it comes to furniture, cooking, clothes—you name it. I love the idea of being able to wear a piece of jewelry in two or three different ways.”