Collection: Relic Collection

Relic Collection:

"an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest.

synonyms: artefact, historical object, ancient object, antiquity, antique, heirloom, object of virtu, curio; fossil"

The Relic Collection is inspired by the wax letter seals themselves. My treasured collection spans from the Middle Ages to mid twentieth century. Not only do their messages inspire me, but the wear and tear and evidence of use reminds me that ordinary people used these objects and valued these objects for centuries.

The wear and tear makes them more poignant, and the evidence of use brings the past closer to us. I wonder who dropped this seal to create that mark and who scratch that part of the handle with their finger ring? Who wore down the left side as they leaned a little heavier towards that side. Every mark and flaw is a badge of honour. 'This piece has been cherished and used and valued to the extent that it survives intact today.... hundreds of years after their production.'

Using age old materials that have been valued for their preciousness and beauty from the beginning of time, to the age old techniques of metal-smithing and forging. Using flame and fire and basic tools. to turn these elements into heirloom quality jewellery.
Each one is made by hand one at a time on my jewellers bench. All will be slightly different.

The use of my trade mark texture denotes and symbolises the age and wear of these 'relics'. A patina is used to darken the silver making the blackened silver a foil for the 18 karat gold.

This rugged, aged, appearance will only get better with time as you add your own wear and tear and marks and the patina develops.
2 products
  • Relic Collection, Relic Ring. 18 karat gold, Amethyst, blackened sterling silver.
    Relic Collection, Relic Ring. 18 karat gold, Amethyst, blackened sterling silver.
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    €107,00
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    €107,00
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  • Relic Collection, Relic Ring. 18 karat gold, sterling silver heavy ring
    Relic Collection, Relic Ring. 18 karat gold, sterling silver heavy ring
    Regular price
    €160,00
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    €160,00
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    per