Swedish-born jeweller Carin Lindberg’s gemstone drawer is a treasure trove of intriguing and usual stones. She scours the world for the most inspiring gems to work with, each one a natural work of art. Carin is particularly drawn to unexpected combinations and works with ‘gems’ in the widest sense, for example combining a precious diamond with a humble pebble form a local beach in Cornwall, where she is based. She wraps her stones in sleek recycled sterling silver, using simple shapes to complement and showcase her chosen gems. The metal is given rock-inspired textures by means of fusing, producing interesting patinas in the silver which are emphasised by brushed matt finishes.
Carin’s primary passion is creating one-off pieces that are wearable and accessible while still being individual works of art, using quality materials, the best craftsmanship and keen attention to detail. Her work has been described as Scandinavian meets Cornish, full of natural elegance and organic simplicity.