Designer Selin Kent discusses clean lines, black diamonds and the vision behind her jewelry

There's a preciseness to Selin Kent's designs, a defining characteristic that makes the fledgling jewelry-maker's work immediately recognizable. Kent, a self-described "former academic" who found herself drawn to a more hands-on line of work, produces pieces that display a new side of fine jewelry, as she utilizes materials like champagne diamonds and black gold to express her ultra-modern aesthetic. In advance of her trunk show this Saturday, March 8 at Goldyn, the New York-based designer spoke with Westword about her creation process and where she gets the inspiration for her futuristic, wearable art.

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