05 April 2017
Few jewelers avoid using the flower, a subject as fascinating as it is inexhaustible. The more contemporary versions move further from reality and break with its silent image. Even without a gemstone and using only metal, it is enough to work with a circular pattern to immediately reveal an archetype of the flower. Even hybridized, distorted or given a twist, the flower is so present in the collective imagination that most often it continues to simply resemble a flower.
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…