BANDE DES QUATRES
BANDE DES QUATRES is a boutique jewelry line. Each design is a collaboration: conceived by Montreal-native Erin Wahed and hand-crafted by world-renowned Canadian jeweler Janis Kerman. Wahed’s art world experience and collecting savvy directly influence her refined aesthetic. She draws inspiration from a variety of styles, periods, and mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and industrial design.
A Bande des Quatres piece is not only made to order but represents a rich history influenced by the Bauhaus masters, world renowned architects, abstract photographers, minimalist artists and typographers. Quality and old school craftsmanship play an essential role in what sets Bande des Quatres apart.
Each Bande des Quatres piece is created by the hands of a master goldsmith in the BDQ Montreal studio. Every component of every piece is hand-made and combines sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, 18kt yellow gold, palladium white gold and precious gemstones. All the finishes used, from sand blasting to scratching, oxidizing to polishing, are individually applied by hand, making each Bande des Quatres piece unique. The various steps to create each finished piece respect goldsmithing’s time honored tradition.
Since its launch in February 2011, Bande des Quatres has been featured in Vogue, Elle Magazine, InStyle Magazine, and Teen Vogue, to name a few.