Art jewellery – make a statement with our sustainable range
what is art jewellery ?
Art jewellery emphasises creative expression and design. it is characterised by the use of a variety of materials, often commonplace or of low economic value, by contrast with “precious materials” (such as gold, silver and gemstones) in conventional or fine jewellery, where the value of the object is tied to the value of the materials from which it is made.
what can you expect ?
Here I have experimented with a range of non-precious materials, often recycled or repurposed from their original industrial heavy-duty purpose, like galvanised aluminium, silicone rubber and neodymium magnets. Some pieces also include more traditional materials.
In doing so I have used the intrinsic properties and benefits of these unconventional materials to turn them into pieces of jewellery that are eye-catching and unique but above all wearable and super stylish.
Working with non traditional materials for jewellery has thrown some challenges. There were restrictions to using conventional jewellery making processes. I have actually enjoyed trying to overcome these limitations and finding solutions to keep the designs interesting and the pieces still practical to wear.
aluminium or gold ?
Aluminium for instance doesn’t usually convey an idea of luxury when used in jewellery. It actually has many advantages including incredible lightness, non toxicity and durability . When it was first introduced in the 1850s, it cost more than gold ! Its shininess and lightness compared to other metals made it an ideal metal for jewellery. The French elite were wearing broaches and buttons made of the aluminium. Time to bring some of that enthusiasm for aluminium jewellery back !
a sustainable choice
Enjoy browsing and start collecting art jewellery ! – each piece is a one-off and won’t be repeated . The collection is made of materials that have been recycled or repurposed, and therefore in limited supply. It would be difficult, if not impossible in some cases, to source them again.
Please note that, wherever appropriate, they will also bear the marks of their previous lives, adding character and uniqueness to the pieces that will be made out of them.