Category Archives: Contemporary jewellery design

Stefania Lucchetta

Stefania Lucchetta

Stefania Lucchetta was born and lives in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza area), Italy. She holds degrees from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (1999, BA with honors in Literature and Art History) and Scuola Italiana Design of Padua (2004, Master degree in Industrial Design), besides some modules previously taken at the Venice College of Fine Arts.… Continue Reading

Will Evans – Designer

Will Evans – Designer

Will Evans started his jewellery career as an apprentice to a master-blacksmith and has since progressed to making highly sophisticated stylish jewellery incorporating fine gold inlay. Much of his work has a linear feel to it and his distinctive use of gold inlay helps to define or even defy the form of the pieces, blurring… Continue Reading

Christina Zani – Designer

Christina Zani – Designer

Underpinned by my fascination with literature, semiotics, travel, architecture, colours, textures and materials, my work is the tangible testimonial of my journey through cities. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, my collection is a reflection on the urban environment and the concept of invisibility. One series – My Seoul – is inspired by the contrasting… Continue Reading

Daniella Dobesova – Designer

Daniella Dobesova – Designer

Daniela trained at The College of Art and Design in her home city of Prague, later continuing her studies in Jewellery Design at Richmond College of Art in London, where after graduation in 2003 she became an artist in residence. Whilst at Richmond her designs started to gain a reputation for innovation & originality in… Continue Reading

Ciara Bowles – Designer

Ciara Bowles – Designer

Ciara Bowles Contemporary Jewellery was started by Ciara herself in 2013. Based in East London, she creates bold, colourful statement jewellery that is influenced by her love of pattern, colour and natural form. This is her first seasonal collection, which has been influenced by the experience she has gained working for jewellers and fashion houses… Continue Reading

Desmond Chan – Designer

Desmond Chan – Designer

I enjoy making jewellery; in 2013 when I couldn’t find a special Christmas present for my wife I decided to use my 3D modeling skill to build a star shape pendant and used 3D print technology to make it in sterling silver. That was my first jewellery design and she enjoys wearing it. My concept is… Continue Reading

Mariko Samioka – Designer

Mariko Samioka – Designer

I feel awe and respect for natural and man-made objectswhich have been there and lived since ancient times. This idea is deeply rooted in my origin: Japanese culture and environments.The Japanese respect, understand and accept nature as one of their members. I am fascinated by Japanese traditional architecture,which is an essential part of human lives… Continue Reading

Kelly Munro – Designer

Kelly Munro – Designer

My inspiration is drawn from my heritage and homeland. I was born in a small town in the far north coast of Scotland, well known for its historical fishing industry. I am surrounded by small abandoned ports around the coast, and have had a particular interest in fishing equipment used in the past and present.… Continue Reading

Megan Adair – Designer

Megan Adair – Designer

Photography and photomontage play a key role in my influences as a jewellery artist. Inspired by the surrealist artists of the early 20th century, I aim to capture a similar play between reality and illusion. Photographing the cityscapes that surround me, my intention is to evoke a sense of the city, which is at times… Continue Reading

Rachel Boston – Designer

Rachel Boston – Designer

RACHEL BOSTON IS A LONDON BORN AND BASED JEWELLERY DESIGNER AND MAKER. Boston graduated in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and continued to study at the Gemological Institute of America in New York where she received her diploma in Diamond Grading. Her signature aesthetic of pure and strong forms… Continue Reading

Isabel Dammermann

Isabel Dammermann

The effect materials can have fascinates me. There is beauty in the ambivalence of heaviness and lightness and the relationship between permanence and fragility. On this occasion, I require the materials to educe a special atmosphere, a sentiment. This happens through spontaneity and intuition. The urge for a harmonious balance culminates in the form of… Continue Reading

Nicole Schuster

Nicole Schuster

Nicole Schuster works about the relation of nature and architecture, as an opposite, as an addition, as a process. Even the pieces titles refer to the influences from architecture and nature, growth and change. They sound like a survey through imaginary cities. Others point to poetic places, which you can imagine as a scenery for… Continue Reading

Anna Ward – Designer

Anna Ward – Designer

 Unitec Bachelor of Design graduate Anna Ward takes traditional beauty accoutrements – false nails and false eyelashes – and turns them into textural neckwear that trick the eye into seeing feathers or tassels. Ward’s jewellery has a glamorous look and is more evening wear than day wear. She is inspired by the possibility of evening… Continue Reading

Charles Loloma Designer

Charles Loloma Designer

What does an innovator do when his soul, land, and religion belong to a race who survived genocide? How does an artist feel when his genius compels him to consider all cultural ideas equally, even those of the countries responsible for the genocide? Early in his career, Charles Loloma realized that many traditional Native American… Continue Reading

Bound Earth by Andrea Williams

Bound Earth by Andrea Williams

  Andrea Williams is an independent fine art jewelry designer living in New England. She is an accomplished metalsmith who specializes in contemporary, eco-conscious, nature inspired jewelry. Andrea created Bound Earth out of her belief that jewelry should not be worn as a status symbol, but should instead bring us closer to the earth that… Continue Reading

Kirsty Fraser

Kirsty Fraser

 Fraser draws her inspiration for her designs from architectural forms, she has a fascination with geometric and angular shape formations, patterns and repetitive sequences. The outcome of this fascination with architectural form and geometry? Simplistic beautiful looking pieces. Each piece that is designed and created by Fraser has very strong geometric features creating rigid structural looking jewellery. The combination of textures, polished metals and… Continue Reading

Melanie Eddy

Melanie Eddy

From her London studio Melanie combines traditional approaches with new applications, creating sculptural jewellery that uses geometry as a tool to explore the relationship of form to the body. An independent jewellery designer/maker with an individual style of jewellery handmade in precious metals to a very high standard she specialises in a bespoke service. Melanie… Continue Reading

Liz Hamman

Liz Hamman

Cheshire based mixed media artist Liz Hamman create’s fantastic handmade jewellery from reclaimed materials. Hamman’s jewellery has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Much of the paper used to create the jewellery comes from reclaimed or second hand books, maps among other paper materials. ‘Paper is an amazing material and can be manipulated in many ways.… Continue Reading

Abrasha

Abrasha

I attended the “Goldschmiedeschule” (School for Goldsmithing) in Pforzheim, West-Germany. After two years of study there and a one year apprenticeship with a commercial firm, I took a state exam which certified me as a goldsmith. After that I worked and studied with Professor Klaus Ullrich, one of Germany’s leading jewelry artists, for one year.… Continue Reading

Stephanie Hamer

Stephanie Hamer

Stephanie is an emerging contemporary jewellery artist, based in Manchester. Working mainly in plastics, and exploring the use of colour, shape and pattern, she strives to create jewellery that is striking, modern and fun.  After gaining a distinction in FdA Jewellery & Applied Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, Stephanie has developed her work into a… Continue Reading

Lisa Juen

Lisa Juen

Born in 1983 and raised in South-West Germany, I took the first opportunity offered to me to travel and see the world. After having stayed with a goldsmith in Zweibruecken for one year in 2002, I began to take up my studies at the Fachhochschule Trier, Fachbereich Edelstein- & Schmuckdesign in Idar-Obertein, Germany in 2003.… Continue Reading

Snail Bracelet by Vivienne Westwood

Snail Bracelet by Vivienne Westwood

Delving into Vivienne Westwood’s jewellery archive, this Spring/Summer 2014 the Snail collection makes a return from the Spring/Summer 2002 Nymphs collection. Quintessentially English, the Snail Bracelet, delicately produced from a real snail shell, beautifully creates the suggestion of back gardens after the summer rain. Continue Reading

Kelvin J. Birk

Kelvin J. Birk

Accomplished jeweller, Kelvin J. Birk has developed an intriguing collection of work where valuable gemstones are ruthlessly crushed and then reconstructed to create dynamic jewellery and objects. Following personal life experiences Kelvin comments “There is always destruction and loss but out of that come new things and a new order.”Consciously disregarding what is traditionally considered… Continue Reading

Anthony Rousell

Anthony Rousell

Award winning Artist and Designer, Anthony Roussel creates beautiful intricate sculptural jewellery inspired by the epic sweep of the British coastline and a passion for modern architecture. Roussel applies delicate flowing lines and sweeping curves, meticulously layering sheets of wood into sinuous forms. His fascination with the repetitive linear patterns found within geological rock formations… Continue Reading

Jill Hermans

Jill Hermans

Based in Melbourne, Jill is interested in the ways desire has inspired humans, driven them to create and motivated them to adorn. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Metals and Jewellery) at Monash University, she examines how the quality of colour and sensation of tactility dictates our desire and attraction in relation to jewellery.… Continue Reading

Tiffany Rowe

Tiffany Rowe

Tiffany Rowe describes herself as a slightly eccentric British-Swiss jewellery designer who lives and works in the beautiful city of Geneva. Attracted to the world of contemporary art, photography and fashion, she creates one-off pieces using materials  bought locally during her travels. She likes to experiment with different textures and incorporate objects that are not… Continue Reading

Neissing

Neissing

For 140 years, people have been conceiving, creating, and producing jewelry at Niessing in Vreden. Niessing was originally founded as a workshop for devotional objects, with wedding rings also being produced beside ecclesiastical ornaments. Today, Niessing is one of the top manufacturers of premium, contemporary German jewellery design. 1873 Hermann Niessing starts a jewellery factory… Continue Reading