Pont des arts collection – Raphinha & Natalia
“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS FRIENDSHIP.”
Futuristic architects of fine jewellery, London’s MJ Jones unites celebrated traditional techniques with cutting-edge technology to create progressive designs that challenge the world of high fashion. Utilising Earth’s most precious materials, the brand introduces sharp geometric designs and reimagines traditional icons with ultra-modern upgrades.
Debuting the Ponts Des Arts collection, footballer Raphinha and his wife, Natalia, symbolise its core sentiment of love and unbreakable bonds.
The future of Brazilian football, Raphinha commands his own style on and off the pitch with a powerful bold flair. The talented attacking player is revered for his fearless commitment to his authentic self, proudly sharing his passion for spirituality, football, fashion and love with the world. When presented with MJ Jones’ Ponts Des Arts collection, both Raphinha and Natalia felt a strong connection to the significance and style that sits at the heart of the collection.
A rebellious reimagining of sentiment, the Pont Des Arts collection is inspired by the legendary Parisian bridge of the same name. Known around the world, the love locks have been reinterpreted in beautifully sculpted pendants, rings and earrings. With carefully crafted padlock and key designs representing the interlocking nature of deep connections, linked by solid gold chains that reflect unbreakable bonds.
Speaking of the unbreakable bond he shares with his wife, Natalia, Raphinha stated,
‘I believe that the most important thing in a relationship is not only the couple’s relationship but the friendship. It’s about getting along, having fun and having great conversations’.
Raphinha’s belief that love is built upon a base of deep connection resonates throughout this latest collection. With solid gold pieces cast in tones of rose and white forming powerful foundations. Representing the light and joy of a relationship, these solid bases are saturated with a pavé of diamonds that cast intense brilliance. Adding the final perfection is the intricate gold detailing, a reimagining of the celebrated Parisian architecture upon which the bridge rests.
Mirroring the story, that a padlock fixed to the iron bridge will connect lovers’ souls for eternity, Raphinha believes his deep love for his wife, Natalia, transcends life,
‘I think our connection comes from other lives, because of the way we get along. The way we deal with everything is unbelievable.’
Celebrating every unique bond, the complementing padlock and key designs create couples sets that allow you to build a collection around your connection. Representing both your individual personalities and how these are balanced in perfect harmony throughout your relationship.
With a focus on sharing precious moments and immortalising memories, the Padlock Pendants capture the sentimental power of the famous love locks in the personal photos and engraved messages concealed within. Featured under the ornate gold detailing of the iconic arches, your shared memories are truly treasured and held close to your heart for eternity. Echoing the spirit of the Pont Des Arts collection, Raphinha explains the significance of the jewellery and his relationship with Natalia,
‘The Pont Des Arts collection was made perfectly to represent unbreakable bonds and I think that suits our relationship beautifully.’