brooch Beloved memories #3

2017

One Of A Kind

sterling silver, blue alabaster, broochpin made of steel

displayed on stand of oak and linen

 

brooch:

stamps  925  /  maker's mark

height  61 mm  /  2.40 inch

width  70 mm  /  2.75 inch

depth  20 mm  /  0.78 inch

 

stand:

height  102 mm  /  4.01 inch

width  126 mm  /  4.96 inch

depth  45 mm  /  1.77 inch

 

private collection Saskia Tossaint

 

Beloved memories #3 expresses my affection for my daughter.


A close bond which constantly evolves with us, mirroring the different phases of our lives. Two people so very alike and yet so completely different. To me, my daughter is my muse, an infinite source of inspiration.

 

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.