New design with Medieval aesthetic launched at Goldsmiths' Fair.
Professional Jeweller Hot 100 NexGem Kristjan Eyjolfsson has unveiled a statement fine jewellery design at Goldsmiths’ Fair this week – the Regal Brooch.
The piece, pictured, forms part of the Regal Collection, inspired by Eyjolfsson’s 2012 Chelsea Flower Show commission for which he designed and crafted a Jubilee brooch for The Queen.
Eyjolfsson said he became fascinated by the Medieval emblems of royalty while designing the 2012 brooch, particularly crowns and velvet textures. The wider Regal Collection comprises intricately carved shapes and engraved features, with the brooch continuing in this vein.
The Regal collection is described as very labour-intensive collection, requiring exceptional finishes and detailed, engraved textures achieved using tools made specially by Eyjolfsson.
He said of the new brooch: "I knew I wanted to grow the Regal Collection and a brooch design has been on my mind since I handed over The Queen’s Chelsea Jubilee brooch in 2012. I wanted the brooch to be quite medieval yet contemporary in its appeal and felt that Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014 would be the right place at which to unveil this new piece."
The Regal Collection is made from Recycled 18ct yellow, rose and white gold and recycled platinum, and features a variety of sustainably-sourced precious stones and diamonds. The brooch has an RRP of £10,985.
NexGem Eyjolfsson is a Fellow of the Institute of professional Goldsmiths (FIPG), and a member of The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Who’s Who and the British Jewellers’ Association. He trained in his native Iceland, Finland and England.