William Llewellyn Griffiths - New Collection at Harlequin Market
William Griffiths working in his Melbourne studio (above).
Take a trip to the dark side with Harlequin Markets' collection of incredible William Griffiths Jewellery!
The son of an artist and an inventor, William Llewellyn Griffiths is a self-taught manipulator of precious metals. He began his career in the jewellery workshops of Londons Hatton Garden at the age of 17. Williams jewellery is a fusion of old and new, both in design and technique. His aesthetic is heavily influenced by the art and architecture of the past. The soaring grandeur of the Medieval, the beauty of the Renaissance or the excesses of the Baroque period inspire him to create jewellery that draw on forms and features that evoke the past. I like to think of my jewellery as not just adornment but as tiny portable artworks which allow the wearer to experience a sense of the timeless beauty of these periods, to carry a fragment of the past with them in their daily life. William has worked hard to not only perfect traditional jewellers techniques but to build upon these skills and extend the design possibilities with modern technology. Over the years he has taken the traditional lost wax technique of casting and made it his own. In his most recent work, William combines this ancient process with the cutting-edge technology of 3D scanning and printing. His method is a modern interpretation of an ancient technique.
The Sterling Silver and 9ct Yellow Gold Stackable Ring's can be worn on their own or better yet with other stack rings such as the Swallows, Banner and/or the Sacred Heart. The beauty of these pieces is that you can create the style you desire by mixing up the stack rings as you please. happy stacking!
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