With this piece, I responded to an open call by AGC - Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo and I am very grateful to be selected for Devotional Jewellery 17th edition. 

As a metaphor for human life, an imperfect thread of brass becomes the path of life along which stones slide, representing childhood, adulthood and old age. Dying completes the cycle of life and inextricably links the beginning and the end of life. Loss to me means the inability to create new memories with a loved one when they die.

I find comfort in the precious memories of the two stages of life of my loved one, of which I have been part. I carry one-half of these memories with me. The half-spheres symbolise the part that my loved one has of our shared memories.

The bricks refer to my loved one's belief in God creating Adam from the earth. Humans have used brass since prehistoric times. The warm colour of brass refers to the value and beauty of the ordinary in life.

The video shows the meaning of the box included in this piece. It is with much care and love that we very often lastingly lay a deceased loved one to rest in a coffin. We also frequently place a person lovingly on a pedestal. The box portrays both these feelings of cherishing and pride.


I wrote the BLOG The necklace selected for Devotional Jewellery and Grateful to be selected for Devotional Jewelleryand Impressions of the exhibition Devotional Jewellery about the exhibition.

Necklace When nothing can be added


Necklace When nothing can be added




recycled bricks, brass


height 265 mm  / 10.43 Inch

width 210 mm  / 8.27 Inch

depth 27 mm  / 1.06 Inch

hallmarks master's mark


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