Want to get the Beyonce Hvar look? Come and meet a special shop with a Beyonce connection.
I discovered this morning that Beyonce and my wife have two things in common.
The first I had known for a while – they are both gorgeous – but the second was new to me. They have the same taste in jewellery, and one store in particular.
My wife and my favourite street in Hvar is the one just north of the square, which I often refer to as Gastro Street. While I will head for a chat and a drink with the friendly teams at Lucullus and Giaxa, or perhaps a glass of wine at 3 Prsuta, my wife never gets further than the first shop on the western entrance of the street.
After several visits to the shop by my wife, I finally met one of the owners, Katja, over lunch at the wonderful naturist beach of Kordovon on Jerolim a couple of years ago. Followers of the blog can relax in the knowledge that I decided to spare the world a viewing of my perfectly honed body, and we enjoyed a splendid lunch by host Mare, which included a little information about the shop, and I soon began to realise why my wife was spending so much time at the shop.
Apart from being a thoroughly nice lady, it quickly became apparent that Katja was a passionate jewellery designer, with a keen eye for detail and individual designs.
Thesaurus is the Latin word for ‘treasure’, and it is indeed an apt name for the store, which also has outlets in Vodice and Zagreb. They use precious and semi precious stones, silver, gold, crystals, minerals, corals, wood, ebony, sandal and lots of pearls in their pieces, all of which are unique and handmade.
Thesaurus has a strong Asian connection, and the two owner-designers spend two months a year in India, where they have small gold and silver factories, producing gold and silver according to their unique designs.
The designers work a lot with crystals, and the positive energy they emanate appears to be sometimes stronger on Hvar, and crystals are an important inspiration and component of their work. What I had previously regarded as just another jewellery shop in my mind was becoming something altogether more…
And it is not just the likes of my wife who are very impressed. As reported in the national media a couple of years ago, Katja presented Beyonce herself with a necklace from the store on her infamous visit to Hvar, a piece of jewellery that melted the pop diva’s heart, according to the report, which described how impressed she was with its beauty.
Here is what Vogue Italy had to say about Thesaurus:
Thesaurus Jewelry is a concept store that could sit comfortably in Cannes or Ibiza given the high level of sophistication of its offering; from bracelets in gold and coral to soft pashminas in bright colours, to furniture and the decor of the store, Thesaurus stands apart from the other venues in Hvar for its sophisticated and cosmopolitan allure.
Why not pop in for yourself next time you are in Hvar, or visit their stores in Vodice or Zagreb? Or feast your eyes on some of the Thesaurus collection on Facebook?
Dežmanova 5, Zagreb
Mirka Zore 34, Vodice
Kroz Grodu 10, Hvar
00 385 91 5363318
00 385 91 5166222