THE TAIA COLLECTION
Shining a light on medical research
FAIRFAX & ROBERTS X THE WESTMEAD INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH (WIMR)
Fairfax & Roberts has partnered with The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) to create a bespoke collection ‘Taia’. The Taia collection features a bespoke necklace, bracelet and cufflinks available for sale, with profits donated to WIMR’s lifesaving work.
Launching more than two decades ago, WIMR is making life-changing breakthroughs in medical research and applying these discoveries to some of the world’s most serious diseases, including COVID-19, cancers, neurological disorders, HIV, diabetes, vision disorders, heart, kidney and liver issues and deadly viruses.
THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME, TAIA
The name Taia, derives from Greek mythology. Theia, is the Titan goddess of light and the goddess who endowed gold, silver and gems with their brilliance and intrinsic value.
Theia is also the mother of the sun, moon and dawn. The meaning behind the collection title resonates deeply with the work WIMR carries out, being the light and hope that medical research and related discoveries and improvements in patient care, brings about in many people’s lives, while also reflecting the partnership with jewellery house, Fairfax & Roberts.
THE TAIA COLLECTION DESIGN
The Taia collection design was crafted after a visit to the WIMR facility where Fairfax & Roberts had the fortunate opportunity to meet with some of the amazing team of researchers and witnessed firsthand the working laboratories where breakthrough science is developed.
The Taia collection design represents that breakthrough moment, when inspiration hits, when clarity and healing is found.
The black element is a metaphor for the uncertainty felt when faced with illness, and the darkness of a life-threatening diagnosis. The bright, white light shines through the darkness, it’s strong and clear. It’s the knowledge that brilliant minds are at work, fighting the good fight for everyone in need. From the darkness, comes the light
TAIA COLLECTION BESPOKE BRACELET
The Taia Bracelet is crafted from white diamonds surrounded by black spinel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The adjustable Taia Bracelet is available to buy now. Profits from the sale of the Taia bracelet will be donated to WIMR's lifesaving work.
TAIA COLLECTION CUFFLINKS
Crafted from sterling silver, The Taia Cufflinks feature a white diamond star motif surrounded by pavé-set black spinel. The message ‘From the darkness comes the light’ is engraved along the underside of the cufflink. Profits from the sale of the Taia cufflinks will be donated to WIMR’s medical research.
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is making life-changing breakthroughs in medical research and applying these discoveries to some of the world’s most serious diseases. These include illnesses like COVID-19; cancers; depression and bipolar disorder; HIV; diabetes; vision disorders; heart, kidney and liver issues and deadly viruses. The world-leading researchers at WIMR work collaboratively. They are passionate, dedicated and brilliant, with a personal connection that is second to none. WIMR researchers are driven and thrive on solving medical challenges. WIMR’s work is changing and saving lives.