My interest in contemporary jewelry appeared as a natural change of scale that I have the chance to experience in the larger, dimensionally speaking, context of architecture. Therefore, each piece of jewelry that I imagine has its own micro-architecture which revolves around a specific idea, develops itself and, later on, acquires a material form.
The objects that I create are unique and contain a discourse of their own. I prefer the consistency of metal – silver or gold – which can be emphasized by the various textures of wood, enamel or precious stones. The shapes and their proportions are always subordinated to a concept, and each element making up a piece of jewelry is chosen as part of a whole.
I was born in 1984 in Bucharest. I have graduated from the University of Architecture in the same city and I have got acquainted with the contemporary jewelry as an apprentice in David Sandu’s studio. I worked my first piece of jewelry in March 2010 – a ring that I lost, a month later, in an airport.
Designer: Angela Ciobanu