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 a Top Wesselton VVS diamond
Made in Denmark
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.
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 imbued with enchanting powers.
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.