ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION OF JEWELRY
Contemporary jewelers love to add subtle artistic touches to their creations as well as a multitude of modern and sophisticated techniques to bring their ideas to life. The combination of exquisite craftsmanship and the work of artists from different eras makes jewelry not only a highly valuable piece of jewelry but also an expensive piece of art. The huge demand for jewelry creates fertile soil for art to flourish. While some brands use rare gemstones, others develop unique jewelry using the hot enamel technique, echoing jewelry pieces from the Renaissance and incorporating small pieces of Indian, Chinese, and Byzantine culture.
Inspired by the important aspects of life – love, joy, passion – and the stunning works of famous artists, FREYWILLE has created a new jewelry category that combines craftsmanship with modern elegance. This Austrian brand is the direct manifestation of creative research, inspiration, and a true love of jewelry. Its creations are an expression of its own talent and craftsmanship, as well as respect for art, history, and great masters. The most popular motifs are enameled depictions of flowers, landscapes, portraits, or entire scenes from the artist’s imagination.
Brazilian designer Silvia Furmanovich is a true creator who respects the world’s diverse cultures. Her work is based on craftsmanship, a passion for detail, a love of natural materials, and a sophisticated choice of techniques. Silvia’s designs using wood are a new innovation in jewelry art: painted with warm enamel, the jewelry is incredibly bright and dazzling with precious stones.
Silvia Furmanovich’s online jewelry is particularly inspired by nature. By combining detail, unlikely materials, and vibrant colors, Silvia Furmanovich explores ancient cultures and highlights nature in her jewelry to create unique, timeless pieces of art. Each of the designer’s jewelry collections tells a story about the culture that inspired the piece.
CATHY WATERMAN is a California-based jewelry designer and member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. All of Cathy Waterman’s jewelry is handcrafted in Santa Monica using only ethically sourced metals and recycled stones. Her collections of necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets are among the most sought-after pieces of jewelry and showcase artistic harmony. Her designs have been featured everywhere from magazine covers to the Oscars and are a staple in the wardrobes of celebrities like Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
“The Eye of Love” collection is a modern take on an iconic 18th-century jewelry design that depicts the eye of the beloved. Popular during the reign of George IV, Cathy Waterman has revived this style of jewelry. Inspired by the ‘Look of Love’ exhibition at The Birmingham Museum of Art in 2012, the designer used drawing and mosaic techniques to capture the different angles of the eye in her jewelry. To achieve this, she worked with a Los Angeles-based artist to hand-paint the jewelry.