Meandering around Venice you can see the elaborate motifs and relief sculpture on the friezes which adorn the architraves and statues.
Frieze literally means embroidered cloth and in this series the magnificence of the past is made permanent for the present. An intricate and organic imprint of history is captured in an infinitely wearable and perpetually timeless pieces.
Vermilion jewellery is inspired and seduced by four main renaissance influences: colorito, sprezzatura, oculus and chiaroscuro. These delicously romantic terms were idealised and practiced by the leading artists of the time including Leonardo di Vinci, Raphael, Vasari, Botticelli & Michelangelo.
Each piece of jewellery has a dominant influence which speaks of its sensual roots and provenence leading back to the influence of the great Masters.
Vermilion Jewellery is my story and I am based in Brisbane, Australia. A love of fine art, jewellery and a Degree in chemistry drew me to pursue an amazing path of alchemy in jewellery design with an emphasis on artisan components, precious materials and a deep love of colour.
I play with jewels, venetian glass and precious metals in the same way a painter mixes his pigments. Organic, artistic and uncommon is the result, hand made imperfection which cannot be repeated and is the antithesis of manufactured fine jewellery.
Much thought goes into their design & wearability, there are no rules with metals, colour or construction. I hope you enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoyed their creation.