Ana Katarina Agape Compassionate Love Token
Product ID: AK22
The Agape Love Token is a work of art set in a bezel of 18k yellow gold. The cameo shows a lotus surrounded by hearts flowing self-less compassionate love to and from you, the world, and your spiritual source. The mantra "Love is all" is ajured on the back to remind us of this simple and powerful guiding principle. The Agape Love Token hangs from a handmade 18k yellow gold 18" baby rectangle chain.
Hand Carved Blue Agate Cameo and 18k Yellow Gold. This piece was created using reclaimed, recycled, and fair-trade precious gems and metals in our NYC atelier.
AnaKatarina's Love Tokens are inspired by both erotic Roman spintriae tokens and the eight types of love extolled by the ancient Greeks. Her belief is that to love and to be loved is our greatest superpower. Memories and reminders of these connections are engraved by hand into talismanic cameos. Each Love Token is ajured with a mantra written by AnaKatarina.
The Greeks believed Agape is the highest and most radical form of love - selfless, fearless, and unconditional universal love. AnaKatarina was raised in a multi-religious home and is a student of Buddhism. She believes humans all take different paths to come to the Agape fountain. The Agape Love Token was the most difficult for her to conceptualize. She chose the Lotus for its symbolic meaning- compassion. The surrounding hearts point towards and away from the Lotus to represent the to-and-from flow of selfless love, compassion, and empathy.
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- DESIGNER: Ana Katarina
- METAL: 18k Gold
GEMSTONE : Blue Agate
- MARKED/TESTED: 18k
- CONDITION: New
In her eponymous fine jewelry line, Ana-Katarina’s worlds collide with astounding beauty.
Throughout her extensive humanitarian travel and profound experiences as a war correspondent, Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic has been driven by her passion for social justice and inspired by the staggering beauty of the exotic and the everyday. “I keep a visual lexicon in my consciousness created from my background, history, travels, passions and experiences. When I design, this internal library opens to bring forth the inspirations for my jewelry.”
The daughter of a world-renowned architect and an awarded painter, her transition into jewelry design began organically with private clients who recognized Ana-Katarina’s intuitive eye. She has since been sought out for commissions across the globe, among them for royal families of the Middle East. She collaborates with respected artisans- including a former Harry Winston master jeweler- to sculpt her pieces. For the wearer, these striking, sensual accessories transcend the category of fine jewelry; they become stunning personal signatures, future heirlooms and treasured talismans worn at every occasion.
Motivated by the tragedies she has witnessed and the legacy she is leaving behind for her 3 daughters, Ana-Katarina is committed to sourcing reclaimed, recycled, fair-trade, and precious materials. A member of Ethical Metalsmiths and AGTA (American Gem Trade Association), she passionately supports ethical and sustainable practices in the making of her collections so that each piece is not only treasure, but a powerful statement for social consciousness.
Ana-Katarina’s jewelry is proudly crafted in the United States and has been sold throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It has been featured in private exhibitions worldwide and highlighted in national and international press.