Maria Frantzi

Maria Frantzi

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Maria Frantzi has been passionate about jewellery since she was a child. Coming from a jeweller's family, she grew up playing with jewellery the way other children play with toys. This playful attitude is very much part of her work and stones are at the centre of her jewellery designs: she is fascinated by the colour combinations, shapes, cuts and textures that can be created. She works with 18k green gold and 925 silver and she loves the combination of gold and oxidised silver for its strong contrast and distinctive patterns. Much of her inspiration for this year’s collection comes from her recent travels and the colours of places she feels at peace. She says, “I always want my pieces to stand the test of time, collecting the memories of their owners. To achieve that, it has to be jewellery that people want to wear year after year and enjoy.”

Specialist Techniques:

Mokume Gane enamelling married metals granulation

Awards:

2004 Best Jewellery, International Jewellery London

Education:

1988-1990 Jewellery Making and Design, Mokume, Thessaloniki, Greece 2005 Metropolitan University, London Mokume Gane course 2013 Giovanni Corvaja Workshop, Fine wire work

Exhibitions:

Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany International Jewellery Show, Hong Kong Jewellery Fair, Driebergen, Holland Sieraad, Amsterdam, Holland


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    Geometrical earrings

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    5,7,9

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    Cuff-links in purple

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    round ring

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    Fractal cufflinks

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    Long Earrings in blue

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    Aquamarine double ring

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    Brooch in blue-green

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    Tourmaline ring

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    Hawk-eye Ring

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    Chrysocolla ring

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    Aquamarine ring

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    Stud earrings in red

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    Stud earrings in green

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    Brooch in green

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    Ring in blue

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    Rainbow pyrite Necklace

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    Bracelet in blue

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    Lines

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    Spinning Ring (1)

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    Spinning Ring

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    tourmaline ring

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