Wearing contemporary jewelry is a statement. It helps you share who you are, what you’re feeling when you’re wearing it, what’s important to you. Whether we’re wearing a strange, delicate, unknown form of life or a brutalist geometric piece, we are all united in the need to express something about ourselves. And it takes guts to talk about yourself. Confidence.
I treat every piece of jewelry like a building project. I get inspired by something… a shape, a song, a color, my daughter… and start developing the idea.
Form follows function is an architectural concept that also applies to jewelry, but there are times when it’s exactly the other way around. Sometimes I’m so in love with a certain form that i just have to find a way to make it function.
Luckily i have exercised the ability to get from form to function and the other way around in 15 years of architectural practice. So I can make a big statement ring totally and effortlessly wearable… or a simple, comfortable jewelry make a statement through color & proportion.
It’s all about shape, proportion and color. Not the size of the project.