A week in jewellery world: 6 Romanian jewellery designers to watch

September 11th, 2020 / by / in: Dazzling stories / No responses

What if I just cannot choose just one favourite piece of jewellery? What if I want to wear a different one, every day, the whole week? Well, the first edition of Romanian Jewelry Week, organised by Assamblage in September 2020, solved my problem. And that’s because I found out at least 6 Romanian jewellery designers to watch (an other 150 more to meet). 

The event is organised by Assamblage (national Association of Authors & Contemporary Jewellery Designers) co-financed by AFCN. All the programme – here – https://www.romanianjewelryweek.com/
Date – between 22 and 27th of September. 
Designers invited are from Romania, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Switzerlad, Canada, Israel, China, Norway.
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Gena Tudor (@gena.tudor)

You chose jewellery because… 
… is the detail that emphasises and highlights our uniqueness as individuals, it is the detail that has the power to break boundaries and norms. 
The message you would like to send with your current collection is… 
… beautiful and unique inter-human relations, whether we believe it is a roller coaster, complicated or plain amazing. 
If 2020 would be one of your jewellery pieces, it would look like… 
…. black chains with white feathers. 

Loredana Pascaru (@lore.mateiuc)

You chose jewellery because… 
… it is wearable art. I’ve always loved crafting and discovering new materials to work with. I feel that making jewellery gives me the freedom to express myself not only with form, composition, style, or technique but also in terms of the message I want to send.
The message you would like to send it with your current collection is… … gratitude towards nature and appreciation for everything she offers. I enjoy working with wood, I believe it is a material that can tell a story. “Firesc” is a jewellery collection inspired by wooden knots or wooden hearts as I like to call them, adapted in a minimalist context. It shows the simple and spontaneous part of life, which comes naturally and freely, unforced by superficial desires.
If 2020 would be one of your jewellery pieces, it would look like… 
… an oversized swirl ring, like a tornado made from an unexpected pairing of materials, a mismatch of textures and colours. It would represent the spirals each of us had to face during this period, be it emotionally, socially or even physically.

Gabriela Mihalache (@silverational)

You chose jewellery… 
… for the paradox it represents, as a material emotion.
The message you would like to send with your current collection is…
As the concept of “collection” (an almost sine qua non in current trends) inspires templates and imposed limits, I realise that the sole common element of my creations is the name of their creator. Everything else in the design is different. If one chooses to give my entire work a title or to fit some pieces into a theme, then that could be only “Aesthetic Manifesto”.
I love to create objects in new forms by use of old work techniques and because I combine the mind with the soul and the past with the future, I believe that the results are timeless pieces of jewellery and the inner message of each one is: “Live in the Present and remain true to yourself!”.
If 2020 would be one of your jewellery pieces, it would look like… 
… an ANT! An ant on an almost invisible thread… coming from anywhere, heading somewhere… Small, fragile, barely holding on, trying to keep its balance on the ephemeral support. Yet faithful and determined, strong in its smallness. As are we all…

Noha Nicolescu (@nohanicolescujewelry)

You chose jewellery because…
… is an aesthetic experience in which your senses are operating at their peak, you’re present in the current moment, you’re resonating with the excitement of this thing that you’re experiencing and you are fully alive.
The message you would like to send it with your current collection is… 
… ’’Deep Forest’’ is my current collection. We are all on a path towards our deep inside.  We find there a forest fool of life and connection, a net where we can find ourselves. The voice of the spring washing the walls into silence, a line and its shadow underneath, circles stuck together in blue. 
If 2020 would be one of your jewellery pieces, it would look like…
… a necklace made from broken glass. Complicate, abstract, demanding, it challenges you in a mysterious way, it change your vision depending of the angle you choose to see. 

Tana Enedi, LIFE IN MONO Jewelry (@lifeinmonojewelry)

You chose jewellery because…
…  Since ever I always treasured stories and craftsmanship, that being the reason why I felt so at home designing pieces of jewellery that convey feelings. I actively seek blending emotions into shapes, so LIFE IN MONO Jewelry stands for Wearable life stories.
The message you would like to send it with your current collection is… … In these surreal times we are facing, with no certainty of the future and facing the frailty of life as we know it and gotten used to it, the shifting of concepts is unstoppable, and is also open to each and every one’s interpretation. The key is to feel something, and faced with the current state of affairs, to react according to the feeling.
If 2020 would be one of your jewellery pieces, it would look like… 
… The pendant conceived for Camera Lucida contest – „The day after” that symbolises the remains of the day after a fight, a conflict, a war, a separation, a break up. What’s left for the day after? A somewhat sense of confined freedom and a heavy load of turmoil – this summarises this one of a kind year.  Materials used: lava rock, organic petrified material, silver.

Teodora Rus (@julsjwl)

You chose jewellery because…
… of the way it makes me feel. It’s an unique mix of love, excitement, power, courage.These feelings I can pass on to the person who is wearing my jewellery.
The message you would like to send it with your current collection is… … upgrade your style and don’t forget to wash your hands regularly 🙂
If 2020 would be one of your jewellery pieces, it would look like… 
… a respiratory device, a nose jewellery,  meant to keep your nostrils closed, and it would be called “I can’t breathe”. It is a correlation I made between COVID-19 and the George Floyd movement.

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