Isabella Boylston, Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre
Isabella is wearing Cosmos 5 Diamonds and Cosmos Earrings.
New York, 2020
Cosmos ring in 18K gold with 5 top wesselton vvs diamonds
Already fascinated in the cosmos in his youth, Arje Griegst returned to the nebulae of the universe, galaxies and supernovas later in his life, creating the Cosmos and Stardust collection in the 1990s.
Arje Griegst was a goldsmith who thought like a sculptor. Inspired by the Baroque and the Orient, his free sculptural form was a contrast to the rigid modernism. Without restrictions, precious metals were rendered almost in their liquid state across jewellery and collaborations on tableware, flatware, glassware, chandeliers and sculptures.
ARJE GRIEGST WITH THE SEA TUREEN, 1976
The Sea Tureen and The Triton porcelain dinnerware from Royal Copenhagen originated from Griegst’s profound fascination with the sea and was a technical and manufacturing achievement only made possible by Griegst and the team of Royal Copenhagen’s insistence on the impossible becoming possible.
A closeup of an eight-armed candelabra (1976) in gilded silver and with a centered egg-shaped amethyst symbolising life. With its energetically spiral forms, it embodies the power of growth. Creating the candelabras Griegst turned to his plaster and wax techniques from jewellery to trace the organic lines.
ISABELLA BOYLSTON, PRINCIPAL DANCER AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Isabella is wearing the Trumpet Knot ring with a Tahiti pearl and the Spiral Collier bracelet.
New York, 2020
TRUMPET KNOT RING WITH A TAHITI PEARL, 1979
Capturing gold almost in its liquid state, the Spiral series curves sensually around the wrist or finger embodying the pioneering vision of Griegst’s customised cire perdue technique. The fluted gold twist and writhes over the skin like a coil spring with seductive lightness. Produced since the 1970s, the pieces are Griegst’s ode to antique Roman jewellery as if seen through a looking glass found at the bottom of the sea
SPIRAL RING NO. 1
With an exquisite feeling for the dynamic between precision and fluidity, hardness and softness, material and form, Griegst brings a rare sense of vibrating splendour to his works.
sketch of sea creature
The word metamorphosis has Greek roots meaning transformation, a subject that the Roman poet Ovid explored in his book Metamorphoses (8 AD). Weaving together Greek and Roman fairytales, stories and myths, Ovid’s tales of people turning into animals, plants and stones has been a recurring companion for Arje Griegst, most notably seen in the Faces series.
COSMOS & STARDUST
A cosmic gold sculpture, clay and golden glazed, created by Irene Griegst
Finger Jewellery from 1961, which covers the whole finger. 20K gold decorated with 120 stones, opals, sapphires, oriental pearls and rubies set in gold, 6cm.
Exhibited at The Design Museum, Denmark