brooch Beloved memories #2
One Of A Kind
sterling silver, blue alabaster, broochpin made of nickel silver
displayed on stand of oak and linen
stamps 925 / maker's mark
height 36 mm / 1.41 inch
width 93 mm / 3.66 inch
depth 14 mm / 0.55 inch
height 115 mm / 4.52 inch
width 120 mm / 4.72 inch
depth 47 mm / 1.85 inch
private collection Saskia Tossaint
Beloved memories #2 expresses my affection towards my father's niece.
She was the only child left behind after an accident that killed her 2-year younger sister at the age of 8. Her sister chased the ball in front of her family home and . I always felt that my father's niece wanted to do good for two people in life. Her tragic loss has made me realise my enormous wealth. I am the lucky sister of a fantastic brother.
It is one of the five brooches in the series Beloved Memories, for which I won first prize at the Jewelry Award 2017 for Design and Craftsmanship. The yearly the theme for the Jewelry Award changes and in 2017 it was Precious.
To me, Precious stands for the wisdom, encouragement, advice and love I have received in my life. It has made me the person I am today. The brooches each express the feeling I have with one dear one and the life wisdom that belongs to that person. By presenting the brooches as if they were a group of picture frames, I want to reinforce the feeling that they are about my loved ones and memories.
I cut the alabaster myself and made the stand by hand.