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marianne anderson: the history of ornament

Inspired by the history of ornament, Marianne Anderson puts a modern twist on our fascination with adornment in this collection of not-so-traditional jewelry. She skillfully transforms oxidised silver, 18kt gold, garnets and pearls into fragmented patterns and motifs that make a bold statement. Swirls, curls and pearls.  How did she know my weakness?

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My interest is rooted in how we learn and draw from the past and return frequently to designs, motifs and patterns of historic and symbolic significance. By purposefully engaging with the past, my aim is to highlight the importance of ornament in a modern context.

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