FIRE & FACETS New Opal Jewellery Exhibition at Gill Wing

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FIRE & FACETS

17th August - 16th September 2018

An enticing exhibition celebrating the Opal

with Guest Curator

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Gill Wing Gallery presents Fire and Facets, a pioneering collaboration of craftsmanship across the continents.  The project has created new jewellery by leading contemporary British designers featuring opals from Australia’s famous Lightning Ridge. The exhibition takes place in Gill Wing’s beautiful gallery in Islington, the leading London destination for contemporary jewellery.

 Chris Boland Opal & Emerald ring

Chris Boland Opal & Emerald ring

 Max Danger Opal & Moonstone Brooch

Max Danger Opal & Moonstone Brooch

 Shimell & Madden 18ct Rose gold Opal ring

Shimell & Madden 18ct Rose gold Opal ring

 

Fire and Facets is guest-curated by renowned New York jewellery blogger A Thousand Facets and will reveal limited edition opal inspired fragrances specially composed by award winning perfumer Sarah McCartney, made in London at her indie perfume house 4160 Tuesdays. This is truly a not-to-be-missed multi-sensory experience celebrating the mysterious beauty of the opal.

 Opal Lights is one of two limited edition Opal Inspired fragrances made by 4160 Tuesdays for Fire & Facets exhibition.  Pictured here with ring by Ami Pepper, Ruta Reifen and earrings by Alex Monroe

Opal Lights is one of two limited edition Opal Inspired fragrances made by 4160 Tuesdays for Fire & Facets exhibition.

Pictured here with ring by Ami Pepper, Ruta Reifen and earrings by Alex Monroe

 Loren Gurche, the palaeontology student who cut the opals for this exhibition

Loren Gurche, the palaeontology student who cut the opals for this exhibition

Each opal has been hand cut for this special show by Loren Gurche of Ancients 17. Loren is a paleontology student who carves natural gemstones in between excavating dinosaur skeletons. His magical opals caught the imagination of social media queen A Thousand Facets, known for championing independent designers by sharing them online to jewellery lovers all over the world. This sparked the idea to invite some of her favourite U.K designers to each make a special piece of jewellery using a bespoke opal cut for their contemporary designs.

 

The unique enigma of opals comes from their incredible natural fire; formed in the Earth over millions of years, no two stones will ever be the same.

The designers chosen to take part in Fire & Facets demonstrate the versatility of opal with exquisite designs ranging from exotic and luxurious to sci-fi and sculptural, some even hiding a secret surprise.

All of the exhibition will all be available to purchase, joined by some special pieces from New York and loose opals hand cut by Loren Gurche.

 

 

 

 

 

The jewellery and fragrances will be complemented by opal print scarves from famous mineral photographer Richard Weston, combining natural beauty with digital technology to capture their dazzling colours in Italian silk.

 

Discover these pieces in our ONLINE SHOP until 16th September.

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U.K Designers

Disa Allsopp

Flora Bhattachary

Chris Boland

Ellis Mhairi Cameron

Max Danger

Fraser Hamilton

Amy Keeper

Alex Monroe

Ami Pepper

Shimell & Madden

Emily Thatcher

Maud Traon

Victoria Walker

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U.S Designers

Baltera

Ananda Khalsa

Karin Jacobson

Monica Marcella

Ruta Reifen

Sam Woehrmann

Shane Yamane

 

Sarah McCartney, 4160 Tuesdays - Opal Fragrances

Richard Weston, Earth Images - Opal Scarves

 

Guest Curator; A Thousand Facets

Gill Wing Gallery; Sarah Burns & Jade Mellor


 

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About Gill Wing Jewellery

 

“Handmade on the High Street”

 

Gill Wing Gallery showcases the best handmade designer jewellery, shining a light on artisan goldsmiths and supporting fresh graduates in their gorgeous boutique gallery. Led by Sarah Burns and Jade Mellor their jewellery design team can offer expert advice and bespoke creations. Specialising in handmade wedding and engagement rings, Gill Wing offer a wide range of materials including eco metals, Fairtrade gold and a choice of specially sourced precious stones.

FIRE & FACETS INTRODUCTION

FIRE & FACETS EXHIBITION DETAILS

Gill Wing Jewellery

182 Upper Street, Islington

London, N11RQ

02073594378

info@gillwingjewellery.co.uk

www.gillwingjewellery.co.uk

 

 

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