16 March 2017
Marc Auclert offers contemporary jewels made up from old elements. These, composed of rectangles, triangles and gold circles assembled like a sculpture, originally formed a pair of earrings typical of South India. No one really knows the origin or the exact meaning of the symbols. Local legend has it that they are a version of the earrings worn by Shiva during her cosmic dance.
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…