ABOUT BLACKTREELAB

Brand concept

BlackTree is the designer’s jewelry made of silver, gold, precious, and semi-precious stones. We believe that each person is a jewel in their own nature, and our task is only to help reveal it. The uniqueness of the handcraft and the thorough choice of materials are the key points for us, so each piece of jewelry is different from the other and is offered for sale only when brought to perfection and worthy of impart from generation to generation. We are against a one-size-fits-all solution. Each BlackTree work is a separate and complete statement that should find its addressee.

No people are alike. No jewelry is alike.

Manifestation and design

The design of our jewelry is inspired by the heritage of ancient cultures and natural elements from different parts of the world. Ideas are born during long wanderings: the myths and legends of Tibet, Egypt and India, the Gothic patterns and the unique flora of the underwater world, joined together. The combination of these motifs creates a special style called BlackTree. The firm conviction that each person is unique makes us look for a new incarnation for each subject. The eclecticism of jewelry traditions of the East and the West, modern design trends and secrets of the old masters are intertwining, creating something unique each time.

Creating jewelry process

Brand history

The BlackTree brand is a project of Russian designer and jeweler, Dmitry Kuzin. Dmitry went the classic way. Having started his career in a large jewelry company, over the years, he consistently learned all the stages of jewelry-making, from the simplest and most ordinary products to the subtlest and complex ones. However, mass production quickly tires the creative individuals.

The year 2008 was a turning point in the life of the master. Dmitry leaves his prestigious job and travels to India. After long pilgrimages to ancient temples and Himalayan ranges, he returns to Moscow and opens his workshop. He builds a team from artists, musicians, and like-minded people, gets them together in a small cozy space where he shares a new vision of jewelry art and teaches them how to work with materials.

A few years later, the BlackTree brand comes alive. The choice of the name is dictated by the master’s formed worldview.

After moving abroad, the company continues to develop the brand. Dmitry is working on new ideas and conceptual embodiment of jewelry, while some students, who share the principles and ideals of the author, help him with the technical implementation.

Sacral Collection from BlackTreeLab

Shortly about the name

In ancient times, the black tree, along with gold and ivory, was considered a treasure, and only geniuses were trusted to work with this material. Objects made from the black tree often served as talismans, which connected a person with his inner world, bestowing protection and endowing him with life force. The brand’s name refers exactly to those features of the black tree.

 

Our materials

In our works, we use only high-quality silver and gold, as well as natural stones: aquamarines, labradorites, fire opals, amethysts, sapphires, rubies, and many others. All our materials are carefully selected. Blacking, gold-plating, rhodanizing, and other perfectly mastered complex techniques of working with metal, gives us huge opportunities in creating the most outstanding products. Dmitry is the author of a number of discoveries. In particular, he has his own method of carving on model wax, which allows him to create a special one-of-a-kind form of jewelry.