AINOA AND KAREL

Jewelry is an expression of personal and social identity, and - as such - jewelry is ultimately a story.

Oktaaf is the brainchild of Spanish jewelry designer Ainoa Corres and Belgian internet entrepreneur Karel De Beule, connected by a common belief that new luxury combines beautiful objects with meaningful stories.

We bring you the wearable luxury of stories. Designed with passion for detail, crafted with obsession for quality.

CONNECTIONS

We carefully select small historical artefacts, to integrate them into wearable, contemporary jewelry. Rather than recreating ancient styles, or “framing” old artefacts, these are set in a new context of meaning and relevance for today. 

First and foremost, Oktaaf shapes human history into today’s identity. An ancient Egyptian heart amulet resonates with modern emojis for love, a 1970’s space artefact is projected into the future by an artificial intelligence.

Manual artisanship vs. digital storytelling, ancient artefacts vs. contemporary designs, magical emotion vs. academical research: Oktaaf is a brand of unexpected connections, mirroring the rare creative connection of an artist and an engineer.

STORIES

REVIVAL, BE YOUNG AGAIN

REVIVAL, BE YOUNG AGAIN

The ancient Egyptians were focussed on one single thing: revival. Hidden tombs, monumental pyramids and books of the dead are all testament to thei...

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GLYPHS ❤️  EMOJI

GLYPHS ❤️ EMOJI

Ancient Egypt was an epoch of many gods, of many beliefs, and of many, many symbols. The djed amulet, the double plumes, the wedjat eye, the menat ...

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HASHTAG

HASHTAG

Last year, humans created more data than all of history before that. Instagram posts and bank transactions travel around the world at light speed. ...

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