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Mamikon & Ashot Mikayelyan

  • JEVO
  • Jewellery maker
  • Gyumri, Armenia
  • Master Artisan
Mamikon & Ashot Mikayelyan Jewellery maker
Armenian, English, Russian
By appointment only
+374 98909179
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Brothers in life and art

  • • Twins Mamikon and Ashot have spent their lives together
  • • They have degrees in painting and sculpture
  • • They find inspiration in their own lives

Brothers Mamikon and Ashot Mikayelyan are painters, sculptors and jewellery makers from Gyumri, the second biggest city of Armenia and a great artistic hub, known as the birthplace of many artists. They are also twins – jevos in Armenian – and have adopted the word as their brand name. JEVO jewellery is made of silver, brass and copper, and incorporates different natural stones. The twins describe themselves as independent artists with no specific style. As they say, "Inspiration is never a problem, we get inspired by our own lives”.

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  • © Narek Harutyunyan
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  • © Narek Harutyunyan
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  • © Narek Harutyunyan
Photo: © Narek Harutyunyan
The Turtle

The design of this sculpture, made of zinc, brass and bronze against a wooden background, was inspired by Aztec mythology. According to the Aztecs, the Earth looked like a big tortoise, and different tribes lived on it. At the centre is the Leader, surrounded by various hieroglyphs typical of the Aztecs.

Height 114 cm
Width 140 cm

Photo: © Narek Harutyunyan
The Heart of the Race

For Mamikon and Ashot Mikayelyan, this metal sculpture on a wooden base depicts the collective hearts of Armenians; it is worn out, tormented and persecuted, but it has remained strong and still alive.

Height 40 cm

Photo: © Narek Harutyunyan

The design for this brass pendant was inspired by the Sagittarius zodiac sign. The hand worked pendant, half-horse, half-man holding a tensed bow and arrow, has been fitted with a matt red serdolik stone.

Photo: © Narek Harutyunyan
Armenian Ornaments necklace

There exists a rich and diverse range of Armenian ornaments. This series of pendants and necklaces pays tribute to this heritage, depicting Armenian nature with a deep respect for the symbolism within it.

Photo: © Narek Harutyunyan
Cross series

The cross, a symbol of Christianity for centuries, has been subjected to various interpretations. Here, Mamikon and Ashot Mikayelyan have tried to convey their unique style through this detailed design.

Height 15 cm
Height 6 cm

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