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Show Someone you Love...
We've teamed up with Garogosi to bring you the perfect little symbol to say I LOVE YOU. For a limited time only they are available on our website, so pop on over to bag yourself these gorgeous Anglesey Hearts. All made from recycled sterling silver.
Ynys Llanddwyn - Lovers Island, the home of St. Dwynwen the daughter of the Welsh Prince Brycheiniog, and the Patron Saint of Lovers. Pilgrimages are still made to the farthest point of the Newborough beach on Anglesey in celebration of love.
Formed by a glacier, each item of Garogosi Jewellery is unique. It captures a snapshot in time - a brief moment of poised ice - now passed, melted, eroded and lost.
The creation technique involves a mould being taken directly from the surface of a glacier, along with its GPS location. This process is unique and has taken years to perfect. No heat is emitted, no trace is left, and no damage is caused to the Glacier.
Garogosi preserves a momentary fingerprint from the surface of a glacier. Having shaped our landscape for millennia, they now shape these rustic and powerful items of jewellery – locking forever, one of the most impermanent forces of the natural world.
The Beginnings of GAROGOSI
In 2014, the London born multidisciplinary artist Sevan Garo, was asked to create a series of sculptures for an exhibition in The Hague, Holland, entitled 'Your Engagement has Consequences'.
At the time, Sevan was based in London.
"When I heard the title of the exhibition", he explains, "I immediately thought - GLACIERS."
He travelled to the Alps with the intention of taking a mould from the surface of one of the most iconic glaciers in Europe, Mer de Glacé, or ‘Sea of Ice’.
“All I had was the materials for the mould, and an old ice axe. I had no idea if it was going to work.”
Three months later, Sevan was in The Hague installing his sculptures for the exhibition.
He had produced six large glacial wall-hanging sculptures, cast in pure white pigment.
“I turned my back to the works, waiting for people to arrive, and suddenly heard a large smash. I knew straight away what it was.”
One of the sculptures had fallen off and smashed into hundreds of small pieces
“There was nothing I could do. While I was clearing up the mess, I held one of the small pieces of shattered sculpture in my hand. I thought, ‘this would make a really interesting and conceptual piece of jewellery - wearable sculpture.’”
This was the beginning of GAROGOSI.
Another three months later, Sevan had made a full collection of wearable glacier sculptures, including rings, necklaces, cuffs and bangles. A month after that, he launched GAROGOSI in London, and has since based the business and production between there, Chamonix, and Wales.
Coming Soon to AMJ
Spring wouldn't be spring if we didn't bring some exciting new work to wonder at.
Our annual Sp-Ring Exhibition 2021 is almost ready to be unveiled so here's a sneaky peak at some of the lovely work we're exhibiting soon. There more to show but here's an introduction to some of the amazing jewellers we're representing this spring.
Jacks Turner is showing her trumpet rings in amazing tourmalines, sapphires, peridots and amethysts - and in so many hues and shades it will be so hard to choose your favourite combination.
Ami Pepper is delighting us with her seascape sculptures. Spending `time on the shoreline' Ami studies the coastal colours and natural forms. Ami then sculpts the wax in an organic way to reflect natures growth.
There's so much to discover about Jo Pond, We've always been a huge admirer of her work. She's created a delicious collection of 18ct gold rings for us inspired by a crop of Shepherds Purse growing in a nearby field. These forms delightful heart shaped seed-pods, perfect, although imperfectly formed, tiny symbols of love.
Laura Ngyou, another rock pool, flora and fauna obsessed jeweller who has created the most exceptional rings from unusual gemstones. Sculptural objects to wear.
I can't tell you how grateful I am for all your support.
I've had Zoom, video, telephone calls and emails with requests and enquiries. I've now got Bex back in the helm helping get through your orders and queries. Its business as usual here- or as much as it can be. You'll still have to be patient with us as for the moment as we were a 5 person team but now we're a 2 person team. But things are working, and as long as you need my help I am more than happy to find a way for that to work.
So get on the blower and tell me how I can help you! AM
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