The silver pendant with opal is adorned by zircons, gold-plated. The necklace is designed to match the pendant – constructed with silver branches with thorns, adorned with amethysts. Between the piece of opal I put tiny flakes of 24k gold – to underline the fact, that the stone is broken.
I got inspired to make this piece by a broken opal of unique beauty. Luckily for me it got broken like 3D puzzle, which means that all the pieces close and lock together. There is an „Art Deco Museum” in Paris, where I got fascinated with a jewelry piece by George Fouquet, that had a form of a heart in thorns/ physalis fruit with a centrally located opal, cut in 4 parts. When I saw my piece, it reminded me of that amazing piece of art. My work is an interpretation of Fouquet’s necklace, which is based on the elegant form, but still is very much mine.
Personally, I treat this necklace as an expression of regret for the past epoch of beauty and the role that jewelry played in people's lives.
Weight: 63,2 g
Dimensions: 8 cm x 7 cm, chain about 40 cm
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Avoid spraying perfume and hairspray, applying suncreams and cleaning products – jewellery is susceptible to damage from these.
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"I don’t think of myself as a “jewelry maker”. I think of myself as a “storyteller”, only those stories are written in silver. Making jewelry is a form of art to me. A way I tell stories to other people, a way I show how I see the world. I have the highest respect towards nature’s creations and try to show its beauty to other people, therefore my strong inspiration on jewelry have always been insects.