September, 20 | Jewelry

As technology becomes further embedded in our lives, new forms of communication and expression stand as the new norm.

Emojis, for example, are featured in films, and there is even a World Emoji Day. If you use them to express your emotions in a text, why not wear them?

They crept effortlessly into our lives, and now they are everywhere. Emojis convey emotions in a way that words often can't and help us express humor or irony in a more spontaneous way. They became the symbol of a new generation, marked by fast communications and permanent online presence.

The word emoji comes from Japanese, meaning picture or character. The cute faces we know so well came after the text-based emoticons, originating in in the late 1900s on Japanese mobile phones.

When they were internationally included in Apple's iPhone, and later in Android and other devices, they became popular worldwide.

Tiny Treasures: an emoji pendants collection by Roberto Coin

As emojis became a symbol of our times, jewelry designers such as Roberto Coin translated their quirkiness into everyday pieces, in a refined and elegant way.

When used as jewelry, emojis may translate as childish, but the designer's take on this new form of expression elevates them to a subtle statement piece that can be used on its own or mixed with other pendants.

Tiny Treasures: an emoji pendants collection by Roberto Coin

The Emoji Pendants by Roberto Coin are included in the Tiny Treasures Collection, featuring six different expressions. The pieces are made in 18 karat gold and adorned with white diamonds. Which one would you be wearing today?

Tiny Treasures: an emoji pendants collection by Roberto Coin

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