Fiore Nero and Piccolo Fiore Nero Brooch Pins
Made by Angela Davison
‘Fiore Nero’ Brooch, Oxidised sterling silver, 9ct gold, emerald. Handmade by Angela Davison in Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Reticulated oxidised sterling silver flowers, centred by precious stones of emerald and ruby, set in 9ct gold. I have created two matching pieces with high contrast which stand alone or can work together. I have given my pieces the Italian names; Fiore Nero meaning black flower and Piccolo Fiore Nero; meaning small black flower because at the time of creating them I was heading to the Sicilian Bay Maria Puzo and was very absorbed by the Sicilian way of life and landscape.
“I am a master Goldsmith situated on the outskirts of the tranquil seaside town of Holywood, County Down. My workshop revolves around the design and creation of unique jewellery. All my work is handcrafted using such traditional materials as gold and platinum to harmonise with selected precious gem stones.
I am a graduate of the Goldsmith’s school of Pforzheim, the capital of the trade in Germany – my home country – the school is world renowned with its graduates being sought in all the jewellery centres of the world.
My career includes teaching the art of jewellery design, a three year apprenticeship with a well known jewellery designer, one and a half years with a jewellery gallery in Munich and then having attained the title Master Goldsmith I worked for a renowned jewellery manufacturer in Germany where I gained experience in the setting diamonds and other precious stones.
I moved with my family to Northern Ireland in August 2009. My work is currently displayed in Spacecraft, Belfast. I present my work at a few select Fairs, please contact me for details.”
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