The architecture and design of Antoni Gaudi has been the inspiration for this bespoke collection of jewels.
Designer Alexa Blampied has loved this famous Catalan architect’s work from her very first visit to Barcelona as an 18-year-old student of jewellery making. Three further visits to the vibrant Spanish city served to cement this deep admiration for Gaudi’s craft.
His colourful mosaics and dream-like organic curves characterise the Catalan Modernist movement of the late 1800s to early 1900s, equivalent in time period to the Art Nouveau movement elsewhere. His passion was nature in all its free flowing forms and he excelled in creating architectural features in sinuous wrought iron, richly coloured ceramic tiles and a mosaic technique called trencadis.
He also designed the interior decoration for his buildings which included intricate and often asymmetrical woodwork, curved and undulating furniture and stain glass to achieve stunning indoor lighting effects.
With painstaking care, Aurum’s goldsmiths have skilfully handcrafted Alexa’s designs in gold and platinum and set them with the finest gemstones.