Louy Magroos

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9CT GOLD DECO DROPPER EARRINGS WITH NEPHRITE

9CT GOLD DECO DROPPER EARRINGS WITH NEPHRITE

ENGRAVED STERLING SILVER DIAMOND SIGNET RINGS

ENGRAVED STERLING SILVER DIAMOND SIGNET RINGS

STERLING SILVER ART DECO FAN NECKLACE

STERLING SILVER ART DECO FAN NECKLACE

Biography

Handmade jewellery is my passion, the idea that creating something with my hands that will be worn forever, become a cherished keepsake, and passed down to future generations is something I will never get tired of.

For me, hand-making jewellery is a way to forge a memory or meaning into metal, whether is it something you wear everyday, or a special keepsake to commemorate your most important life moments.

My jewellers bench is where every piece comes to life, it bears the scars of every saw mark and drilled hole, file scuff and solder scorch, it tells the story of where my ideas become wearable pieces that will last a lifetime.

I want my jewellery to be worn, not hidden inside a jewellery box. Little pieces of everyday luxury, jewellery that is to be enjoyed and that becomes a part of you and your story.

inspiration

1920’s Art Deco design has always been a huge inspiration for me. Geometric shapes, bold contrasts and sleek silhouettes are often found in my designs. The decadence of the Art Deco era which embraced simplicity, and celebrated the purest of shapes, but didn’t compromise on quality are big influences in my work.

I want my jewellery to be wearable, everyday luxury, something that draws the eye and is unique but part of your daily style. I hope that my designs become modern heirlooms, I’m interested in the traditional symbolism behind jewellery but try to bring it into the modern day so that it is relevant to todays wearer.

medium

I predominantly work with Sterling silver and 9ct Gold, but also other precious metals for special commissions. Over the last 2 years I have also been using wax carving in my work to create geometric elements which have become a signature of my designs.

All my work is hand made at my bench using traditional goldsmithing techniques that I learnt when I completed my Jewellery & silversmithing Degree BA (Hons) at the Birmingham Jewellery school.