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OAK WOMAN WITH DIAMONDS

Created in the beginning of the 1970s, the Face series explore a fascination with metamorphosis in Greek and Roman mythology. Finely detailed gold is transmogrified and illuminated by precious stones, symbolising the complexity of human nature and our place in the natural world. "Proportions, emotional expressions, and facial features reflect the creator. Through art we get to meet another person’s soul”, Arje Griegst

18K gold ring with 5 Top Wesselton VVS diamond
Made in Denmark

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Oak Woman without diamonds

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FACES HISTORY

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. “Proportions, emotional expressions, and facial features reflect the creator. Through art we get to meet another person’s soul” – Arje Griegst

BIG GNOME RING, 18K GOLD WITH A MOUNTAIN CRYSTAL & BESPOKE RING WITH A FACE HANDCARVED IN OPAL. 

Concepts such as beautiful and ugly feel truly irrelevant when describing these pieces. In order to keep the power of attraction the ‘ugly’ should always be nourished.


Wherever I have ended up, I have always seen opportunities for making something new in the material and in the techniques that were at hand at that moment”

- Arje Griegst

FACE OF THE NIGHT PENDANT, 18K GOLD, OPALS, DIAMONDS AND ORIENTAL PEARLS.

Every piece is named with the enigmatic poetry that is felt in Griegst’s work. From ‘The Secretive Lake in the Ruby Mountains’ to ‘The Strange Forest’, ‘Sunset Flower’ and ‘Celestial Body’, they are all imbued with enchanting powers.

An 18K gold ring with 5 diamonds titled ‘Oak Woman with Diamonds’ made in Denmark by fine jewellery designer Arje Griegst from the early 1970s. The ring is crafted in finely detailed gold to depict a woman’s young face with round cheeks and big eyes. Masses of curly hair surround her face resembling thick oak tree foliage and then taper into a narrow  band. In her hair are 5 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds. The ring is placed on a beige sculptural plaster piece resembling a bone.
OAK WOMAN WITH DIAMONDS

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