Goldsmiths’ Centre to host amber jewellery exhibit

A new exhibition celebrating Baltic amber and amber jewellery is set to open at the Goldsmiths’ Centre later this month, spearheaded by the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia and Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Trendsetter Ivonna Poplanska.

The free exhibition, which runs from May 27 until June 26, explores the importance of amber through contemporary jewellery, textiles, macro-photography and an art installation.

Six contemporary Latvian jewellers will also have their designs presented at the exhibition, as part of the cultural programme of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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Jeweller Ivonna Poplanska, who has worked closely with the event, commented: “We’re delighted to tell the story of amber and celebrate the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union through a showcase of exceptional jewellery pieces, photography, art installations and innovative use of amber thread by Latvian craftspeople and artists. We hope that others will appreciate the importance of this beautiful sun-stone and gem-like resin.”