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Raw Emeralds and Gold

Statement: I gravitate towards the natural world, so I enjoy creating aesthetics that resemble and pay tribute to things in nature. I used raw emeralds which contain inclusions, some cloudiness, and areas of colour variation, and honoured these “imperfections” by melting down gold to create an organic shape to hold the stones, so that the piece is seen as an naturally-occurring  object rather than a piece of jewellery which emphasizes a precious stone or metal.

Date: December 2020

Materials: 14K gold, raw emeralds, gold filled wire