Along with some of earth’s rarest treasures, we feature artists and contributors from around the globe, to help us create a captivating and informative experience based on the world of natural history, gemology and design.
Collaborations with artists and designers usually develop organically, sparked by happy coincidences, shared visions, and the passion for creating something unique with nature's finest elements.
ORFEO QUAGLIATA & ERNESTO DURAN
One of the main attributes of this collaboration between Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Duran is the process.
A dance between essence and detail, bring a creation of unique and unrepeatable pieces merging nature’s gems and human hand.
TYME is the result of the coexistence between materials that impose their nature; on one hand, the unpredictable structures that form the elements in different parts of the world and on the other, the compositions that the glass creates when permeating with its colours and transparencies.
"Artisan Made Gemstones"
“The next gem material to revolutionize the jewellery and design industry.”
Jeremy Sinkus is the creator of these unique Tourmaline and gem replicas made from borosilicate glass.
Functionality is important to his work and in this theme we will be featuring stunning glasses, decanters, bottles, bowls and more from AMG.
"Thinking Outside The Jewellery Box"
Nicolai studied western European art in Ashkhabad and Moscow. However, his eye for pattern and color was inspired by daily life in his native Turkmenia, a land of carpets, mosques, and woven textiles.
He finds his motifs by cutting through specimens to reveal images like wings of a butterfly or a lotus flower to use as a centerpiece. Nicolai has done this kind of work for over 40 years and has been well received for his lapidary artistry.
"A Family Legacy"
The art of animal gemstone carving was passed down through the family generations since the 1800's. During the mid-twentieth century, the family gained recognition withHermann Dreher's independent work for the St. Petersberg design house, Fabergé. We are proud to present the work of Gerd and Patrick Dreher, 4th and 5th generation master carvers. Their work is a mastery of highly realistic hand crafted animals, universally enjoyed for their personality, detail, and source of material.
"A World-class Gemstone Cutter"
In 2010 he founded the Russian Faceters Guild, as well as the international faceting competition, 'The Russian Open'. Today, he is engaged in faceting top-quality gemstones and creating exclusive designs. His “Philosophical Stone” collection opened a new dimension in gemstone cutting, using symbols in a new pattern of facets. His work has been hosted in exhibitions featured world-wide.
"Art Of Evolution"
Renowned artist and sculptor, Hendrik Hackl is fascinated by prehistoric life. His works are creative depictions of moments from evolution, reawakening the past uniquely in the middle of our pulsating present. With his skillful eye and almost 30 years of experience, he combines materials like aluminum, iron, slate and wood with ancient objects to create truly handcrafted contemporary design works. The result is a distinctive glimpse into the beginning of evolution, often presented in a humorous way. This contrast is Hackl's trademark and key to his success.