The Jewellery Archive is where images of a large part of the work of jewellery made from 1994 onwards is stored and displayed.

What is shown here is the work I was able to have photographed.
All along the years of my work, I did not have a suitable camera (or any camera for that matter), Jewellery photographs were taken by friends with all sorts of cameras and lenses. Some very good photographers took pictures of the work, yet jewellery photography is quite specialized and requires specific equipment and knowledge.

 

Jewellery Archive Galleries

Some work, mostly from the early years, was never photographed, and some was, but in such poor quality, that one cannot see most details and size is small. When looking at the jewellery pictures, one has to use imagination to get a better feeling of how the work actually looks and feels. * Most of the photographs are edited by me, (some heavily) to correct as much as possible the original images. Photos of work from the last few years are generally of better quality, yet even these images required editing. * While editing the photographs, I try to be as true to the work as much as I can remember it… for the jewellery has often gone to the customer by the time I edit the photos. Therefore, things like the intensity of colour and brilliance of the various gemstones are always approximate. Jewellery displayed in the Showcase section of the web site, in the two selection pages, is archived here under its corresponding category. The jewellery photos are displayed in chronological order, with newer work at the top of each page. * After working so much with opals, especially during the years I worked from the studio in Pune (India) it seems right to dedicate specific pages within the archives for opal jewellery. *Most opals in my work, were cut by me from the Australian rough, some are also curved. Setting opals into the jewellery is in some ways quite different from the techniques applied while setting other gemstones. Opals are delicate stones, and need to be set very carefully. A lot of information about opals is available in the Studio & Information section, under Opals Info & Care. * Rings set with Star Sapphires have a dedicated page under the rings category. * There is also a page for diamond rings. * In the Pendants category, there is a page for Tibetan Turquoise pendants. These remarkable stones are fast becoming very rare. They are antique and parts of the Tibetan inheritance and religious culture. New turquoise is very different in feel, look, and energy. * The first buckles page is only for amber buckles, the second page show Tibetan turquoise and other stones.