Extraordinary designs on show at Goldsmiths’ Fair
LONDON, October 4, 2015 – Some extraordinarily innovative designs were on show at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair, underlining the supreme talent of the latest generation of jewellery makers working in the UK.
Cara Tonkin, Siren Odyssey Collar, silver/oxidised silver necklace / Images © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Photography by Richard Valencia
Innovative transformability of designs and intricate crafting with rare and sumptuous natural colour gemstones, were features of this year’s varied selection of pieces from jewellers such as John Moore and Ingo Henn.
Inspired by feathers, wings and other natural forms, John Moore imagines and creates his own hybrid specimens to adorn and enhance the human body.
A standout piece was a necklace in gold, silver and diamonds that can be worn in different ways, in which the precious materials were combined with engineered precision.
Ingo Henn’s work, distinctive for his use of rare gemstones, exudes a sense of timeless elegance.
For example, his rare and beautifully coloured pink topaz (10.36 carats), from Brazil, was set within a delicate 18-carat white gold pendant, combined with fine white diamonds – a piece of exquisite workmanship featuring intricate hand-engraving and subtly graded pink enamel.
The jewellery of David Fowkes also specializes in the use of exquisite gemstones.
David Fowkes, Cocktail Ring, a 60.2ct specially cut citrine in an 18ct white gold setting / Images © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Photography by Richard Valencia
An affinity for strong design and excellent craftsmanship sets the tone for the timeless elegance of his work.
Ornella Iannuzzi’s work combines the souls of high fashion and avant-garde into incredibly distinctive and powerful pieces that are uncompromising in craftsmanship.
Ornella Iannuzzi, The Uprising Ring, 18ct rose gold, pearl, diamonds / Images © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Photography by Richard Valencia
Ornella’s “Uprising Ring” received two Gold Awards at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards, including the prestigious “Goldsmiths’ Company Award.”
Goldsmiths’ Fair ran for two weeks until October 4, 2015.