22 March 2017
A jewelry box in the fort of Mehrangarh in Jodhpur … This young woman, based in London and who was for five years the director of the British Council in India, wanted to create pieces like those that were once kept inside it. Alice Cicolini’s jewelry is made in Jaipur by a craftsman specializing in meenakari, the art of enamel, and recalls the domes of Muslim temples and the lotus buttons on Krishna’s crown. In ebony and gold, they also evoke a Benares sari.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…