Deconstructed Portrait

Deconstructed Portrait

Jan
14

Joy BC Deconstructed Portrait, 2021 recycled 925 silver, recycled 18kt yellow gold and light brown natural diamonds ring 3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm Edition of 3 (last piece) Unique within the series Also available:  Deconstructed Portrait, 2021 18kt recycled yellow gold with gold mounting and champagne diamonds 3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm Edition of 3 Unique within the series Deconstructed Portrait, 2021 blackened recycled 925 silver, recycled 18kt yellow gold and light brown natural diamonds 3 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm Edition of 3 (last piece) Unique within the series “I see humans as a force of nature. Always having been attracted by portraiture I have kept a book of drawings of people throughout my life. My own desire of breaking, cutting and collaging propelled this work. This force may seem destructive, however destruction is part of creation. The portrait was originally based on Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love. While investigating my Italian heritage and questioning my fascination with ‘classical’ figurative sculpture, I discovered many of the pieces I had seen in Italy and in British museums were Roman copies. This led me to question: why are ‘classics’ revered so highly, copied and repeated over centuries? Looking into the origins of […]

Cloud Ring Large Pearl

Dec
02

Leonid Dementiev Cloud, 2021 18kt yellow gold and freshwater baroque pearl ring 3.3 cm total height 2.5 cm pearl diameter Unique within a series   The inspiration for the Cloud pieces is: “The Cloud collection is inspired by the subtle changes of the feathery clouds whilst our jewellery designer Leonid was hiking in the Lake District. “I was mesmerised by the colours and light, and how they had created seamless and weightless shapes in the sky, this inspired me to encapsulate this moment of tranquillity and peace. The pearls have been sourced by myself from a Japanese supplier of pearls. They are exquisite baroque pearls that I handpicked for each ring. Each pearl shapes the ring and determines its overall appearance. 18kt yellow gold is drawn and bent by hand to create a light and strong arch – that technique and style have been inspired by my family heritage”

Cloud Ring

Dec
02

Leonid Dementiev Cloud, 2021 18kt yellow gold and freshwater baroque pearl ring 2.8 cm total height 1.5 cm pearl diameter Unique within a series   The inspiration for the Cloud pieces is: “The Cloud collection is inspired by the subtle changes of the feathery clouds whilst our jewellery designer Leonid was hiking in the Lake District. “I was mesmerised by the colours and light, and how they had created seamless and weightless shapes in the sky, this inspired me to encapsulate this moment of tranquillity and peace. The pearls have been sourced by myself from a Japanese supplier of pearls. They are exquisite baroque pearls that I handpicked for each ring. Each pearl shapes the ring and determines its overall appearance. 18kt yellow gold is drawn and bent by hand to create a light and strong arch – that technique and style have been inspired by my family heritage”

Cloud Ring

Dec
02

Leonid Dementiev Cloud, 2021 18kt yellow gold and freshwater baroque pearl ring 2.8 cm total height 1.5 cm pearl diameter Unique within a series   The inspiration for the Cloud pieces is: “The Cloud collection is inspired by the subtle changes of the feathery clouds whilst our jewellery designer Leonid was hiking in the Lake District. “I was mesmerised by the colours and light, and how they had created seamless and weightless shapes in the sky, this inspired me to encapsulate this moment of tranquillity and peace. The pearls have been sourced by myself from a Japanese supplier of pearls. They are exquisite baroque pearls that I handpicked for each ring. Each pearl shapes the ring and determines its overall appearance. 18kt yellow gold is drawn and bent by hand to create a light and strong arch – that technique and style have been inspired by my family heritage”  

Cloud Ring

Dec
02

Leonid Dementiev Cloud, 2021 18kt yellow gold and freshwater baroque pearl ring 2.8 cm total height 1.5 cm pearl diameter Unique within a series   The inspiration for the Cloud pieces is: “The Cloud collection is inspired by the subtle changes of the feathery clouds whilst our jewellery designer Leonid was hiking in the Lake District. “I was mesmerised by the colours and light, and how they had created seamless and weightless shapes in the sky, this inspired me to encapsulate this moment of tranquillity and peace. The pearls have been sourced by myself from a Japanese supplier of pearls. They are exquisite baroque pearls that I handpicked for each ring. Each pearl shapes the ring and determines its overall appearance. 18kt yellow gold is drawn and bent by hand to create a light and strong arch – that technique and style have been inspired by my family heritage”  

Rongorongo Ring – Homage to Alan Watts

Nov
02

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, (Alan Watts) 2021 18kt gold with bespoke red enamel ring 1 x 13 cm  Unique and signed Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors. ‘This project was dedicated to Alan Watts, an English philosopher born in (1915 – 1973). His major contribution was given as a popularizer in the West of Eastern philosophies (Zen). In one of his many monologues, there is the one on: what is love, which I used to engrave the plates (obviously it is fragmented into the various jewels), but the intention is that the message they carry is that. I am attaching the text:’ -Pistone (translated from Italian) Well now really when we go back into falling in love. And say, it′s crazy. Falling. You see? We don’t say “rising into love.” There is in it the idea of the fall. And it goes back, as a matter of fact, to extremely fundamental things. That there is […]

Rongorongo Ring – Homage to Alan Watts

Nov
02

Tania Pistone Rongorongo, (Alan Watts) 2021 18kt gold with bespoke white enamel ring 1 x 13 cm  Unique and signed Tania Pistone’s wearable art project for Elisabetta Cipriani gallery came to life following the artist’s Rongorongo series, paintings which depict an imaginary alphabet on gold-leaf plates. In her Rongorongo paintings, Pistone creates symbols in a deliberate attempt to reach an ideal alphabet, which addresses our shared, collective human unconscious. A place which she believes has been shaped by the experiences of our ancestors. ‘This project was dedicated to Alan Watts, an English philosopher born in (1915 – 1973). His major contribution was given as a popularizer in the West of Eastern philosophies (Zen). In one of his many monologues, there is the one on: what is love, which I used to engrave the plates (obviously it is fragmented into the various jewels), but the intention is that the message they carry is that. I am attaching the text:’ -Pistone (translated from Italian) Well now really when we go back into falling in love. And say, it′s crazy. Falling. You see? We don’t say “rising into love.” There is in it the idea of the fall. And it goes back, as a matter of fact, to extremely fundamental things. That there is […]

Rose Ring

Oct
05

Ute Decker Rose, 2021 18kt Fairtrade gold sculptural statement ring 4.3 x 4.1 x 4.2 cm Individually sculpted, unique within the series Signed – UK Hallmark with artists initials (UD)

Ring 167

Sep
22

Karl Fritsch Ring 167, 2008 White gold and diamonds ring 1.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm unique and signed “I think I am very lucky that I found a medium [rings] that suits me so much. I love the small scale, I like working with fire and a hammer and other tools, I like that there is a variety of resistance from whatever material I work with, and that there is a history I can work with. I like that ideally it lives very close with somebody and will have a very different life once it is out there in the world; that is jewellery.” – Karl Fritsch  

Pebbles Series

Sep
21

Gigi Mariani Pebbles Series, 2021 Silver, 24kt yellow gold, niello ring 3 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm unique and signed Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating he expressive medium of niello, he interrupts that surface texture through his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. His incredibly sculptural and geometric wearable works of art have become a testament to Mariani’s incredible attention to materiality as both a goldsmith and visual artist.