New "Medieval" collection...

Over the summer, I have spent quite some time developing new pieces, and this collection appeared, with a Medieval flair to it. Some see blossoms of some sort… and it did bloom while I was working on a piece of art, in a welding shop - most of my jewelry comes from wax I sculpt by hand. The creative process is fascinating…

Soon to be photographed and posted on the website site!

GOING FOR VERMEIL ? The gold plating dilemma.

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Art, to me at least, is about timelessness. And it is with that same approach that I envision jewelry. I want to focus on precious metals, and created limited edition art jewelry. Fond of the "wabisabi" spirit, of the perfectly imperfect human touch, that aspect needs to be in my control. And fading gold plating is not.  

Flash, microns, these are key words, all to describe that thin layer to cover the sterling silver. I did walk a lot in the jewelry district, and even spoke with "the most expensive gold plater in the world." They still only offer 5 or 6 microns. Life is cahos and the main plus of luxury should be comfort. Not to have to take off that ring to wash hands. 

I thus decide not to offer Vermeil as part of my collection, but rather develop pieces of jewelry that I will design specifically for gold. 

Plating will be an option for special projects, though, yellow gold, rose gold, gunmetal...