CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND JEWELLERY

July 18th - 30th  2005

Karl Fritsch
blind diamonds and rough rubies

"In George Perec's novel A Void, which he wrote entirely without the letter 'e', there's a story about a ring. Perec compares it to a scab, because it has almost become part of the body with age and wear. Karl Fritsch's rings have that quality. It's like inverse alchemy. He uses precious materials and turns them into childish, rough objects that look like they've come out of a candy machine. They're so immediate you can see the fingerprints. A Karl Fritsch ring is like an heirloom, something your great-grandmother might have worn."
Francis Upritchard

No 3, silver


No 9, silver


No 10, oxidised silver


No 11, steel


No 12, oxidised silver, rubies


No 13, oxidised silver, brown diamond


No 14, 18ct gold, pink sapphire


No 15, 18ct gold, diamonds


No 21, silver, rubies


No 22, 18ct gold, diamond


No 23, 18ct gold, diamonds, ruby, sapphire


No 24, 18ct gold, rubies


No 25, 18ct gold, rubies


No 26, 18ct gold, rubies


No 28, 18ct gold, brown diamond


No 29, stg silver (blackened), sapphire


No 30, stg silver, ruby, white sapphire


No 31, stg silver, yellow sapphire


No 32, stg silver (blackened), sapphire


No 33, stg silver (blackened)


No 34, stg silver (blackened), rubies


No 35, stg silver (blackened)


No 38, stg silver (blackened), rubies


No 39, stg silver, blue and white sapphire


No 40, stg silver (blackened), ruby

 

No 41, stg silver (blackened), sapphires


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