Ögonstenar / Apple of my eye

Necklace by Karin Gyllerfelt

Necklace, 2009, fabric by Karin Gyllerfelt, photo: Kristian Pohl


Kammaren is a new gallery in Lund, and the exhibition Ögonstenar / Apple of my eye was the first exhibition. 33 artists working with materials like gold, silver, hair, seashells, wood, soil, coal and paper were invited, and my necklace “A Constant Grinding” made of galia melon seeds, textile and brass was one of the pieces on display.

A Constant Grinding, necklace by Karin Roy AnderssonA Constant Grinding, 2012, necklace, Galia melon seeds, textile, brass by Karin Roy Andersson


The exhibition is a cooperation between Pia Stael von Holstein, Staffan Bengtsson and Sofia Björkman and the other artists are Rut-Malin Barklund, Lena Bergestad Jonsson, Dovile Bernardisiute, Lisa Björke, Sofia Björkman, Rebecca Deans, Jenny Edlund, Sonja Ekman, Linnea Eriksson, Adam Grinovich, Karin Gyllerfelt, Castello Hansen, Daniela Hedman, Hanna Hedman, Aud Charlotte Ho Sook Sinding, Catarina Hällzon, Agnes Larsson, Mia Larsson, Hanna Liljenberg, Helena Johansson Lindell, Helena Lindholm, Agnieszka Knap, Åsa Lockner, Anna Norrgrann, Lena Olson, Chatrine Rinman, Margareth Sandström, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Ulrika Svärd, Mona Wallström, Annika Åkerfelt, Amanda Åkermo


Vernissage Kammaren LundImages from the opening 2nd of December in Lund

Vernissage Kammaren Lund

Vernissage Kammaren Lund



European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery

As one of a group of 15 Swedish artists, I was invited to take part of the 6th edition of the European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery. The exhibition is arranged by WCC-BF and includes work by artists from Belgium and two other European countries – this year France and Sweden.


In contemporary jewellery wearable objects are used as visual expressions. Material and technique leads to personal translations of our time. Many of the artists take interest in reuse and upcycling, gender issues, environment and social involvement. The curator of the Swedish delegation, jewellery artist Sofia Björkman has been looking at what Swedish artists in the field has been creating the last years and made a selection that reflects these different themes.

 European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery, display at Anciens Abattoirs in Mons 

Presentation by the Swedish curator and jewellery artist Sofia Björkman

Grand Place de Mons


On the 27th of October the exhibition opened in an old slaughterhouse where the hooks and steel constructions in the ceiling spoke about the history of the building – Anciens Abattoirs. The exhibition runs until 4th of February and will then travel to Gustavsbergs Konsthall where I hope to see you on the 17th the same month!

Fjällfink, brooch, 2017 by Karin Roy AnderssonFjällfink, 2017, brooch on display at European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery by Karin Roy Andersson made of recycled plastics (soap bottles), textile and steel. Model Ammeli Engström



Participating artists

Clarisse Bruynbroeck • Liesbet Bussche • Isabelle Carpentier • Frédérique Coomans • Clémentine Correzzola • Bernard François • Max Gielis • Jonathan Hens • Lodie Kardouss • Jorge Manilla • Patrick Marchal • Dimitar Stankov • Sébastien Vandekerckhove • Octave Vandeweghe • Eve Wolfs. Curator: Françoise Vanderauwera

Marianne Anselin • Stella Bierrenbach • Babette Boucher • Monika Brugger • Sébastien Carré • Marion Delarue • Marine Dominiczak • Sophie Hanagarth • Florence Lehmann • Isabelle Leourier • Marie Masson • Nathalie Perret • Galatée Pestre • Céline Sylvestre • Laurence Verdier. Curator: Brune Boyer

A5 (Adam Grinovich & Annika Pettersson) • Tobias Alm • Lisa Björke • Linnéa Eriksson • Mia Fkih Mabrouk • Catarina Hällzon • Helena Johansson Lindell • Agnieszka Knap • Agnes Larsson • Li Liang • Kajsa Lindberg • Karin Roy Andersson • Jelizaveta Suska • Sanna Svedestedt Carboo • Johanna Törnqvist. Curator: Sofia Björkman

The trip to Mons was made with support by Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists












SMACK and Joya

When temperature is moving resolutely downwards here in Göteborg it is useful to have a good reason to visit Barcelona. Last year I won the Enjoya’t award. The prize included a stand at Joya – Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair this year. In the beginning of October when it’s getting darker and darker and when the rain and wind does its best to crawl under your skin a trip to the capital of Catalunya seams like the perfect prize!

smack 2017 poster


Connected to Joya there is a satellite program; Offjoya and together with four fantastic colleagues we will also present an exhibition at Ingallery.

Some ingredients are essential to make work. A mix of interesting ideas, good materials, supportive colleagues, energy giving snacks, the right tools at the right time and then SMACK! There you have it!

SMACK is also the first letters of the names of Sofia Björkman, Matt Lambert, Agnieszka Knap, Carlos Silva and me Karin Roy Andersson, and between 4th an d20th of October we will be showing some SMACKing jewellery in Barcelona. Hope to see you there!


Sofia Bjorkman brooch

Sofia Björkman, Fish, brooch, 2017, polycarbonate, steel. Photo: Urban Jörén

Matt Lambert necklace

Matt Lambert, PickAxe 3, necklace, mirrored acrylic and leather

Agnieszka Knap brooch

Agnieszka Knap, A Rose That Is Bleeding Out Its Ears, 2015, brooch, enameled cupper, painted aluminum, silver

Carlos Silva pendant

Carlos Silva, Untitled, necklace (4), 2017, charcoal, foam, copper, paint and silicone thread

Shale IV, Brooch 2017, Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson, Shale IV, 2017, brooch, recycled plastics (from flower pots and soap bottles), thread, steel




In a couple of days I will be setting up a new exhibition together with Linnéa Eriksson and Hanna Liljenberg at Galleri Koch.

Warmly welcome!





All cats are grey in the dark. Objects reflect and are affected by the environment. A room, a smell or a certain sound can renew how the object is interpret. When it comes to jewellery the changes become visible when the pieces moves from the often rough, unpolished workshop, to a box covered in bubble wrap in which it is sent away to later be picked up in a gallery or a museum. Surrounded by white walls and often behind glass they are displayed in a clean, sometimes almost sterile setting. Then – when the pieces are brought out to be hanged around a neck or attached to a jacket a new shift takes place. The object colour the person and the jewellery reflects the wearer.

Our jewellery pieces gives an insight into our everyday life. Look carefully and you will see the craft; hours of sawing, cutting and polishing, stitches, hammer strokes and filing – working hours that we often share in our workshop at Four in Göteborg. After working together for nearly ten years our different individual expressions has influenced each other. Now we are letting Galleri Koch and you – the visitors – to make an impression.


Opening: September 2nd 11-15
The exhibition runs until: September 23rd

Address: Kulturhuset Fregatten
Fregatten 2, 444 30 Stenungsund, Sweden


Sastrugi, necklace 2017, Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson, Sastrugi, 2017, necklace, recycled plastics (from mayonnaise bucket), thread, steel, 25 x 25 x 4 cm

 Connect L Eriksson

Linnéa Eriksson, Connect, 2016, brooch, steel, silver, spray paint, 9 x 5 x 4,5 cm

Hanna Liljenberg, untitled (from the decay-series) 2017 brooch, paper, silver, steel, acrylic paint, lacquer, 20 x 12 x 7 cm

Kröse, brooch, 2017, Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson, Krös, 2017, brooch, recycled plastics (from bread box), thread, steel, 11 x 11 x 4 cm

Linnéa Eriksson, Connect, 2016, brooch, steel, silver, spray paint, 9 x 9 x 3 cm

H Liljenberg

Hanna Liljenberg, untitled (from the decay-series) 2017 brooch, iron, silver, steel, oil color, varnish, 19 x 10 x 8 cm





In Hot Water


In Hot Water Illustration Jessica Hughes

Illustration by Jessica Hughes


The world of contemporary jewellery is full of connections, contacts and collaborations. Some reach over long distances, some you find very close. Lauren Tickle-Tietje presented her solo-show “Is it Legal?” at Four in Göteborg 2015 and Kevin Hughes opened “The Good Old Boys” a year later. These American visits not only resulted in two very appreciated exhibitions but also new friendships.

Hanna Liljenberg and I have been a strong team since we discovered a shared interest for Christmas carols and mulled wine during our study years at HDK and we have been working more or less shoulder to shoulder ever since.

The exhibition “In Hot Water” will show three different collaborations; one happening over a long period of time, built on an exchange of ideas and objects, one that has been very close and intense and where Hanna and I have created pieces by mixing “our” materials, techniques and ideas, and finally one where the four of us, with help from family and friends, are making the actual exhibition.

In Hot Water
This event during SNAG Nexus: A Connection of Ideas will include a joint exhibition of two separate collaborations featuring four artists, as well as introducing people to Louisiana’s most loved food: crawfish.

Exhibition: The First paring of collaborators is Kevin Hughes and Lauren Tickle-Tietje. This collaboration started in 2010 and was resumed specifically for this exhibition. Kevin and Lauren are sending both text and objects to one another in order to expand their conceptual vocabulary within the field of jewelry. The second pairing is between Karin Roy Andersson and Hanna Liljenberg. Karin and Hanna have been working alongside each other for almost ten years. “During that time we have discovered that our work has a lot in common. We have both had a desire to steal each others ideas and shapes to use in our own practices.” Combining elements from each other’s work to freely use, recreate, and modify earlier projects to result in a hybrid of the two collaborators.

Boil: Crawfish boils are a local cultural phenomenon. At boils, the crawfish are placed on tables in piles, an overabundant display. By having this boil during SNAG many members will be able to join together to enjoy great company while seeing new work from four art jewelers. The boil food will be served between 8:30-10:00pm and will include crawfish, potatoes, and a number of vegetables in a special boil seasoning. Two beers are also included with your ticket purchase. [Please note if you are a vegetarian boiled vegetables with the boil seasoning will be served to you.] Tickets must be purchased in advance. The boil will take place on Thursday evening during SNAG’s gallery crawl.

Exhibition Dates and Times
Thursday: Opening May 25, 2017 6pm-10pm. May 26-27 noon to 9pm


In Hot Water Vengsøya, necklace, Hanna Liljenberg, Karin Roy Andersson

Vengsøya, necklace, 2017, recycled plastics, paper, tread, silver by Hanna Liljenberg & Karin Roy Andersson

In Hot Water Saltholmen, necklace, Hanna Liljenberg, Karin Roy Andersson

Saltholmen, necklace, 2017, recycled plastics, paper, tread, silver by Hanna Liljenberg & Karin Roy Andersson

In Hot Water Defy, pendant, Kevin HughesDefy, pendant, 2017, brass, 5cm x 5cm x .5cm, by Kevin Hughes

In Hot Water Fractured Time, necklace, Lauren Tickle-TietjeFractured Time, necklace, 2017, silver, 1.27 x 22.86 x 35.56 by Lauren Tickle-Tietje

In Hot Water A Special Piece for Ignatius Reilly, necklace, Lauren Tickle-Tietje

A Special Piece for Ignatius Reilly, neckpiece, 2017, wood and brass, by Lauren Tickle-Tietje

This project was supported by Svensk Form i Väst

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Jewels from the 21st Century


Hallwylska presentation image


Wilhelmina von Hallwyl was one of Sweden’s great collectors at the turn of the last century. Her lasting memorial is the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm where the extensive and varied Hallwyl Collection is preserved and displayed in its original and opulent setting.

The foreseeing Wilhelmina made sure that everything, down to the smallest details of the collection, was documented in an ambitious catalogue. This process also included detailed descriptions of all household items, jewellery and clothing, turning the family’s life into a time capsule. In 1920 Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl donated their Stockholm mansion with its contents to the Swedish State. Behind the facade of No 4 Hamngatan the wondrously preserved series of rooms as originally furnished by Wilhelmina von Hallwyl affords a unique testimonial of the lifestyle and décor of the late Victorian period in Sweden.

Imagine if Wilhelmina von Hallwyl had been alive today, and able to develop her collection and interest in art. What would the collection look like in 2016, influenced by the flourishing art jewellery scene? A determined and foresighted woman like Wilhelmina, with an eye for craft and quality, would surely have amassed a magnificent collection of art jewellery. In this exhibition, shown in Stockholm 2016, six contemporary art jewellers took over the Hallwyl Museum.

Participating artists: Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou, Sofia Björkman, Karin Johansson, Åsa Christensson, Karin Roy Andersson, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. Concept by Diagonal Art Projects


Hallwylska display

Åsa Christensson (right) and Sanna Svedestedt Carboo (left)

Hallwylska display

Hallwylska display

Installation view, dining hall Hallwyl Museum

Hallwylska display

Catalogue presenting Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou

Hallwylska display Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson

Hallwylska Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou

Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou, brooch: Untitled. Silver, gold, diamonds. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Hallwylska Åsa Christensson

Åsa Christensson,  neckpiece: Levitation. Silver, brass, iron, masur birch. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Hallwylska Karin Johansson

Karin Johansson, brooch: Island. Silver, gold. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Hallwylska Karin Roy Andesson
Karin Roy Andersson, necklace: The Fishnet.  Silver, aluminium, titanium, steel. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Sanna Svedestedt, brooch: Caméo. Naturally tanned cow leather, naturally tanned reindeer leather, paint.
Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Sofia Björkman, brooch: What has the bird done. PLA, silver, paint. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects


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The Nobel Jewellery Prize

The Nobel Jewellery Prize was introduced in 2010 by Diagonal Art Projects. Since then the prize has been awarded five times to intelligent, creative and innovative jewellers.

Nobel Jewellery Prize winners of 2015:


The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Aleksijevitj. By collecting and capturing self experienced stories from people around her she paints a vibrant, honest picture of life as it is.

The 2015 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Literature goes to Lisa Walker. This artist assembles objects and pieces from the environment around her. She has a unique eye for details and her work reflects the ambiance of both past and present times.

Nobel Prize Lisa Walker

Brooch by Lisa Walker, 2003, glue, gold (24ct) courtesy of The Young, Wellington, New Zealand. Private collection



Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar got the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their research has revealed how damaged DNA is repaired and how genetic information is protected. This knowledge can for example be used when developing new cancer treatments.

Alexander Blank is well known for his bold and challenging artistic expression. In the “Jimmy“ series Blank has used portraits of famous or “quasi-important” people. Parts of the faces have been erased, cutting off some of the information and some of the person’s trademark. Alexander Blank investigates how information is lost and how new information is found again. He has learned to master the skill to capture materials and information and transforming it into pieces that leaves no viewer indifferent to his work. For this achievement we are awarding Alexander Blank the 2015 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Chemistry.

Nobel Prize Alexander Blank

Jimmy brooch by Alexander Blank, 2013, high density foam, graphite, silver, paint. Photo: Mirei Takeuchi



2015’s Nobel Prize in Medicine was given to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for creating a new therapy for malaria and other infections caused by parasites. They have discovered and refined medicines that treat diseases causing suffering and death.
Satoshi Ōmura has developed traditional Chinese medicine with modern knowledge making a cure for one of the largest epidemics of our time. We are giving the Nobel Jewellery Prize in Medicine 2015 to Estonian artist Nils Hint.

Nils Hint conjoins traditional jewellery with the raw, heavy aesthetics of a blacksmith. Hint’s jewellery pieces reveal an unexpected inner nature of the smithery and shows it’s naked beauty. Hint has developed contemporary artwork where the silhouettes speak of industrial history and at the same time indicates an interesting and beautiful future.

Nobel Prize Nils Hint

Shadow, brooches by Nils Hint, 2014, forged iron. Photo: Nils Hint


Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald have proved that neutrinos have the ability to change identity. Thousands of billions of neutrinos run through our bodies every second. They used to be considered to be without mass but the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 have made it clear that they do. This discovery changes our notions about the universe, it’s history and future.

The Nobel Jewellery Prize in Physics 2015 goes to David Bielander. This artist transforms the core of the material, induce a new quality that totally changes the identity of the material as well as our comprehension of weight, value and substantial structures.

Nobel Prize David Bielander

Cardboard, bracelet by David Bielander, 2015, silver patinated, white gold. Photo: Dirk Eisel



The Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was this year awarded to Angus Deaton. By looking at consumption at an individual level he has mapped out economic patterns. His research gives answers on how to deal with poverty and to stimulate welfare.
One of the big problems of today is mass-consumption and production of unnecessary products. Art jewellery often contains more time, thought and craft than exploitation of natural resources. In the Contemporary Jewelry Exchange project jewellery artists are paired up and asked to create an individual piece of jewellery especially for each other.

By making pieces of jewellery especially for a selected person, the Contemporary Jewelry Exchange project and the publication visualizes the effect of creating custom made pieces. The Nobel Jewellery Prize in Economics goes to an initiative that creates custom-made solutions minimizing waste, turning time and thought into objects and makes for sustainable development.

Nobel Prize Jewellery Exchange

To the left: My Iron Lung. Pendant by Dauvit Alexande, corroded iron box-girder, silver, polycarbonate reflector material from a crashed car, nickel-silver rods, copper, 9 ct gold, included quartz, tourmaline, amethyst, peridot, emeralds, rare-earth magnet from discarded electric toothbrush, moulded glass doll, brass letter types. Photo: Simon Murphy (portrait) and Andrew Nielsson (pendant)
To the right: Saint Dauvit: Fragments from the Alter. Pendant by Jan Donaldson, sterling silver, brass, guitar string, hand-made paper, resin, 23ct gold leaf, “found” brass pins and bell.



The Jasmine Revolution enabled the build-up of democracy in Tunisia in 2011. The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was a strong and important actor in the revolution and in the time of political turbulence that followed. 2015’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a group that has created a democratic society that stands up for human rights, equality and freedom of speech.

Art Jewelry Forum is stepping up the game of global awareness of art jewellery by appointing individuals as AJF ambassadors for cities and countries that have an existing art jewelry scene, but tend to fall in the shadow of larger actors. This approach, and the possibility to nominate ambassadors from a country not yet represented, helps to fill gaps in the jewellery map. To an organisation giving a microphone to a variety of voices – the Nobel Jewellery Peace Prize 2015 goes to AJF*

Nobel Prize AJF


A big thank you to the amazing winners!


*The Ambassadors program highlights the mission of AJF which is to advocate for those within the field by bringing a wider awareness to the physical and intellectual creation specific to contemporary jewelry. AJF is an international organization working to advocate for the field regardless of location. The content on the website and in social media threads reflects this and the Ambassador program is a continuation of the mission. The AJF Ambassadors program puts a face to the abstraction of a country—someone you can reach out to with questions about that region.



Nobel Jewellery Prize – winners 2014



This year the Chemistry Nobel Prize was given to Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner for their research on super high resolution microscopy, which with high precision makes it possible to see nano scale details, for example in virus and bacteria.

We will award the 2014 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Chemistry to Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary. Chitsaz-Shoshtary brings out details that have been covered in layers of graffiti paint. She reveals treasures and put them together creating new shapes that gives unexpected synergy effects.

Nobel Prize Carina Shoshtary

Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary “Medulla 3″, necklace, 2014. Cactus, graffiti, silver. Photo: Laurens Burro



The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics acknowledge an invention that has revolutionized the modern technology. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura gets the prize for their energy-saving and bright diodes. In other words – it was all about light and energy this year, and we follow the same line when we give the 2014 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Physics to Nhat-Vu Dang. Nhat-Vu Dang has been experimenting with light and colour, inspired by plants’ way of using sun rays, adjusting their position in order to get the most of the valuable sun energy. His work puts focus on how to find new ways to use nature’s techniques for sustainable development.

Nobel Prize Nhat-Vu Dang

Nhat-Vu Dang, Blooming Rose / Brooch, 2014, rigid foam, lacquer, paint, glue, PVC, plexiglass, remanium steel



John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser got the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discoveries on how our sense of direction and our memory works.

We will give the Nobel Jewellery Prize in Medicine to Amy Tavern. Her jewellery work captures memories. Processed and transformed they are reinterpreted by the viewer and become platforms for discussions and new ideas. The installation “Departing Ship” paints a melancholic and beautiful picture of Alzheimer’s disease. A help to ease and to process the sickness of a loved one.

Nobel Prize Amy Tavern

Amy Tavern, Departing Ship, 2014, 68 Navy pea coat buttons, safety pins. Photo: Hank Drew



Patrick Modiano from France got the Nobel Prize in literature. With the motivation “For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”.

We would like to honour the Finnish artist Tarja Tuupanen with the 2014 Nobel Jewellery Prize in literature. Tuupanen is a master of stones. Out of agate, granite, marble and quartz she brings out shapes that reveals the raw soul of the stone and tells its history.

Nobel Prize Tarja Tuupanen

Tarja Tuupanen, necklace 2014, ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. Photo: Lassi Rinno



The 2014 Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was given to Jean Tirole for his analysis of market power, a research providing tools to discover and control the influence of too dominant actors.

We give the Nobel Jewellery Prize 2014 in economy to Current Obsession. This magazine spread the rich and wonderful world of contemporary jewellery to places where it has not been seen before, breaking up the monopoly of the CJ-sphere.

Nobel Prize Current Obsession

Current Obsession #3 The Fake Issue, cover image by Lonneke van der Palen



The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for their brave and important work against oppression of children and for young people’s right to education.

Education leads to understanding and knowledge. It makes it possible for more people to take part in a democratic discussion and it provides tools to prevent conflicts. We will award the Nobel Jewellery Peace Prize 2014 to Mah Rana for the project Meanings and Attachments which offers a platform for discussions about jewellery as a part of our lives. A platform where people can participate regardless age, sex, cultural background or “CJ-experience”.

Nobel Prize Mah Rana Jenny, 2006 “The meaning of the necklace is love, that I hold the power to find love.“ Photo by Mah Rana


We would like to thank all of you Jewellery Prize winners for your inspiring work. You definitely deserve a banquette and a fat prize check – we hope that day soon will come!


Nobel Jewellery Prize – winners 2013


The Nobel Jewellery Physics Prize 2013

Nobel Prize Frieda Dörfer

Frieda Dörfer, necklace, brass, 2013. Photo by Andreas Krufczik


Looking at the work of Frieda Dörfer can make you question what it is your eyes are telling you. The engraved patterns make the flat surface both three dimensional and highly seductive. The Jewellery Physics Prize is awarded Frieda Dörfer for creating magnetism using optical effects.


The Nobel Jewellery Medicine Prize 2013

Nobel Prize Carole Deltenre

Carole Deltenre, Nymphes, broches, 2007–2009, porcelain, silver

Carole Deltenre has highlighted the genesis of all creativity, the source of life. Wearing her pieces is a strong and proud statement that this is something important to defend, value and homage.


The Nobel Jewellery Literature Prize 2013

Nobel Prize Kellie Riggs

Kellie Riggs, Continuity/Structure (bronze III), 2011, patinated bronze. Photo: Jack Schow

The magic of really good literature is its ability to throw you in a certain state of mind. This necklace made by Kellie Riggs forces the wearer into both physical and mental position. It frames your thoughts and makes you focused and concentrated.


The Nobel Jewellery Economy Prize 2013

Tzu-Ling Lee

Tzu-Ling Lee, The lightness of life, Tzu-Ling Lee, installation 2011-2013

Consumption is what fuels the global economy. But for how long will this accelerating wheel be able to spin? Tzu-Ling Lee presents an installation of stones made of thousands of receipts collected by her friends. The “carat” of each stone is directly in response to how much that individual have been shopping during a period of time and the color variations comes from big spending in specific stores. The message and the aesthetic qualities are the genuine value of these precious stones.


The Nobel Jewellery Peace/Piece Prize 2013

 Nobel Prize Inger Wästberg

Cover of the book Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery by Inger Wästberg

The intention of the Nobel Jewellery “Piece” Prize is to bring attention to a person, institution or phenomenon that works hard to bring more light on contemporary jewellery.

The price of 2013 is awarded to Inger Wästberg – collector, art historian and author of the new book on Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. The book presents thirty-one Swedish jewellery artists from the 1990s to today and explores how jewellery has evolved from a field defined by materials and techniques to its present state of concept and content.
Since the release of the book, Wästberg has been spreading the word of contemporary jewelry through various channels and reached large masses. The project has been seen on daytime TV and in fashion magazines, as well as in an exhibition and lecture for an auction firm. During the (real) Nobel Prize event a TV-presenter wore a necklace by Märta Mattsson, one of the artists featured in the book. We applaud this force of energy and dedication to bring more light on art jewellery.


To see the winners of 2012 – 2011 – 2010 please visit our blog at Klimt02