Victoria Mason — Silver and Pearl ‘To Hold’ Baroque Stud Earrings
Victoria Mason has made jewellery for over 20 years, starting at Sydney College of the Arts where she completed a bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery and Object Design under the guidance of contemporary jewellers such as Helge Larsen, Margaret West and Rowena Gough. After graduation she completed an apprenticeship in Trade Jewellery working under master jeweller Raoul Merten. In 1999 she completed a Diploma in Gemmology, the combination of all three studies allowing her to translate ideas into beautifully realised pieces. Victoria started her own jewellery practice in 2002 and has shown her work though galleries such as Makers Mark and Outre Gallery, as well as exhibitions at Sturt Gallery (NSW) and KickArts Gallery (QLD).
Victoria’s work is held in private collections in Russia, UK, America, China, Scotland, Canada, Denmark, Portugal and many more. For those who admire Victoria Mason’s jewellery, there is often a strong emotional response to her work. Victoria makes a combination of small-production pieces that are sold throughout Australia, as well as one-off commissions and collaborations.
The To Hold series is about balance – protecting what’s precious while still allowing it space. These highly polished silver and baroque white pearl earrings display beautiful proportions of straight and curved, each angle revealing a thoughtful and strong design. Baroque Fresh Water pearls are gems that are fully formed in nature. Strength & beauty, solid & soft, the To Hold earrings are an easy choice in a busy world.
To Hold refers to Renaissance Architecture with its use of symmetry, proportion & geometry – circles & squares providing a balance of shapes, the pearls raw & inexact.
Materials: Silver and Pearl