First prize Jewelry Award 2017

Diamondland, Antwerp, Belgium from left to right: Lydia Segers, Jewelry Award / Katrien De Corte, chief officer education HRD / Saskia Tossaint / Nico Delaide, Jewelry Award

Beloved memories #5, #2, #1, #4 en #3

photo: Rob Stahl

Happy to have won the Jewelry Award 2017, first prize Design and Craftsmanship.

This year’s theme was Precious.

For me Precious stands for the wisdom, encouragement, advice and love I have received in my life that have made me who I am today. Each brooch gives shape to a feeling that I have with a loved one and the life and wisdom that came with them. By presenting the brooches together as a group on frames I want to strengthen the feeling  and memories of my loved ones.

The brooches are made of Sterling silver, blue alabaster, peach selenite, cobalt serpentine, nickel silver and steel. I have grinded the stones by hand and made de stands out of oak and linen.