Friday, 2 March 2012

jane gowans - geology rocks

My love affair with the work of Dundee based jeweller Jane Gowans is well documented. Her matchstick collection for me is among some of my favourite contemporary jewellery design. I'm a classicist when it comes to my jewellery and Gowans has found that sweet spot between modern and timelessness that most designers strive for. Her new collection "Geology Rocks" launching at Black Box jewellery tonight retains that elegance, crafted using new innovative technology and traditional hand crafting methods. Dark oxidised silver and gold predominate this collection - which makes me think someone has been reading my memos. The pictures I've seen of the collection so far show a very sophisticated glamour, which doesn't feel forced. The collection is inspired by naturally occurring forms in nature and can be felt through the designs, and makes me a little bit sad I don't wear earrings.

Jane Gowans new collection "Geology Rocks" will be available at Black Box Boutique in Edinburgh from the 2nd of March. Still love Gowans and not Edinburgh based? Visit her website.
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