I can’t say I’m the flashy sort, but I do love a bit of jewellery. Daily earrings are a standard, I like a nice bracelet and I might throw on a necklace when the mood takes me. I’ve also been known to delve into the world of costume jewellery every now and again, which is why I was intrigued to hear about this new contemporary jewellery exhibition at the Royal College of Art.
I AM HERE showcases over 90 pieces of studio jewellery from the last 50 years, produced by European makers who weren’t just in it to make fun, stylish accessories (although the pieces on show are cute). In some cases, they wanted to highlight contemporary social and political issues through their designs. Pieces from the 70s were a bit more radical (and eschewed precious materials) and this established a new standard in what jewellery could be.
The free show features creative collections from Crafts Council, mima, Galerie Marzee, Gallery S O, Pangolin London and other renowned designers, so if you appreciate quality and unique body candy, get yourself to the Upper Gulbenkian gallery at the Royal College of Art before it wraps up on 25th November.
But if you can’t make it, check out some of the fab pieces on show below – and for more info visit: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/i-am-here.