NexGem Rose Sanders adds Afromosia to top-selling Neoclassical range.
Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2014 NexGem Rosie Sanders has added an extra twist to her best-selling Neoclassical Couture jewellery ranges with tropical hardwood Afromosia.
The unique suite, including bracelets and necklaces, uses reclaimed Afromosia – a rare and endangered tropical hardwood – alongside Sanders’ signature swirling designs in precious metals.
The pieces will be exhibited at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London as part of the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards exhibition from March 3 to 6 2015.
The new collection is entirely bespoke and has been crafted from the remnants of an old 1950s desk, building on the designs featured in her first signature scroll collection, Nautilus I. The central scroll motif is based on the spiral shape found inside the Nautilus shell, which embodies the Fibonacci sequence.
Speaking of her new work Sanders explains, "The idea of hidden symbols is part of my fascination with the creation of identity, power and perceptions of inner strength and beauty which resonate with today’s urban dames.
"The use of reclaimed Afromosia wood which was cut from a 1950’s office desk due for landfill innately reflects this idea of renewal and endurance, hence my fascination with the renaissance, of rebirth through the resurrection and reworking of materials and meaning."