Ancient alchemists deciphered the material properties of metals in order to create all the magic of gold jewellery. The exquisite beauty of noble metalwork was so highly valued in antiquity that goldsmiths were viewed as scientist-magicians. We share that time-honoured view. Today noble metals can also gleam with the virtue of having been mined with ethical and environmentally sustainable methods.
The gold and silver jewels of Greek designer Minas Spiridis are uncomplicated by ornament. Their sensual beauty lies in their fluid lines. “Jewellery ought to be an extrapolation of our body as it touches the environment,” Minas said. “Each piece records and incorporates the organic nature of our movement.” Noble metals were always his medium; he chose never to dilute the boldness of his designs with precious stones.