Born in Bonn, Germany, Tina Lilienthal lives and creates all her work in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, and after that she established herself as designer for fashion jewellery. Tina has academic posts at the Royal College of Art, De Montford University, and London College of Fashion and she was recently appointed as consultant for the new Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design in Shanghai.
Based in the trend-setting area of Shoreditch, TINALILIENTHAL jewellery is part of the celebrated British fashion scene. Her jewellery has received prestigious international press such as features in VOGUE, ELLE, TANK Magazine, NYLON and can be seen all over the globe. With a loyal fan base and finding place on the necks of many eccentric style conscious fashionistas, including Keira Knightly, Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung, TINALILIENTHAL has quickly become a cult label.
She has teamed up with the American luxury brand Nordstrom and the sports brand Nike for a new collection of necklaces. The idea is to create a range of colourful and modern quartz crystal necklaces for women, who love unique pieces of jewellery. NxN is a women’s-only lifestyle shop that blurs the lines of fitness and fashion introducing curated limited-edition products each month.
Quartz stones are minerals from the family of silicates and usually come with a prismatic hexagonal shape. The most used quartz is the clear with one, but it’s easy to find different colours, such as in the NxN collection. It is usually used in spiritual meditation because of its emotional, physical and chakra healing power. It is believed to be living creature, old and wise, and that it can influence the energy in one’s body, opening the mind and heart to a higher guidance. Not only on a spiritual level, but also in everyday use, quartz crystal is valued for its piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, by which it can transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. Its ability to focus, amplify, store and transform energy is used throughout the technology world in ultrasound devices, watches, microphones, radio transmitters and receivers, memory chips in computers and other electronic circuitry.