Spear earring. Faceted blue topaz and silver earring. Make a statement and can be worn by anyone.

£120 one earring
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This book documents the extraordinary life of Barbara Cartlidge (b.

1922 in Berlin) who had fled Germany in 1938. Her creative talents, entrepreneurial spirit and political activism are illustrated through her early years in London from the 1940s to 1970s.

Little known is her success as a jeweller which resulted in press attention from fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and, in 1960, a solo exhibition at Heal’s, leading in modern design.

Late 1960’s and Barbara’s involvement with Pace Gallery brought about a meeting with Ralph Turner and their collaboration to create Electrum Gallery in 1971: the first gallery for exhibiting exclusively contemporary artist jewellery.

The story of the next 36 years of Barbara’s involvement in Electrum Gallery, until her retirement in 2007, is told through the words and images of 70 internationally renowned artist jewellers who describe this strong, determined woman and the significance of the gallery for the wider world of contemporary jewellery.

Electrum Gallery represented many hundreds of jewellers from around the world and made London an international platform for contemporary artist jewellery.

See link in bio to buy this book 👉🏼 @janicehosegood

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A piece I made in 2000. Lapis lazuli necklace that could be worn in various ways as three movable sections could be detached from each other on the chain.

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Love these 2 silver Modernist pieces together...beautifully made.


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Elle aurait eu 98 ans, comme Pierre Cardin qui vient de disparaître.

Elle s'appelle Barbara Carlidge, créatrice de bijoux, orfèvre et historienne, elle a créé des bagues sublimes et comme je les aime:massives. Cette femme très inspirante fut bousculée dans sa jeunesse Berlinoise la faisant fuir le régime nazi pour atterrir à Londres et créer la galerie Electrum. Je relis avec délectation ses pages "les bagues du XXe siècle" du livre La bague de l'antiquité à nos jours" À. WARD, J CHERRY, C GERE, B CARLIDGE.
En 1981, elle ne pouvait pas imaginer l'ampleur que prendrait dans nos vies un téléphone devenu portatif dit "portable".
Sa vision géniale imaginait qu'au XXIè siècle ce serait la bague... "La bague qui pourrait devenir une sorte de dispositif électronique, à la manière d'une clé, permettant d'ouvrir les portes et faire démarrer les voitures."
Souvenons qu'une bague la Butterfly créée par un français Branly contenait dans son chaton uneTSF (la bague en France à travers l'histoire, Maximin Deloche, Firmin Didot et Cie).
La phrase de Barbara Carlidge que j'affectionne tant prend tout son sens et j'attends avec impatience la bague qui pourra m'ouvrir des portes au sens propre et au sens figuré 😊:
"Les bagues donnent de l'assurance, de la confiance en soi, elles expriment l'humour et affectent jusqu'aux mouvements des mains et du corps".
Il reste de la place sous la BB In Orbem, la Bague-Broche et le XXIè siècle ne vient que de commencer !
Il est encore temps, à bon inventeur salut !

Le passé illumine l'avenir ©
In Orbem la Joaillerie Circulaire ®

An Incredible Ring Made of The Rock Crystal masterfully carved into the shape of a sphinx.

It dates to the 19th or 20th Dynasty (circa 1295-1070 BCE).
This piece (29944) is now in Electrum Gallery in New York, USA, #electrumgallery #newyork

Restored to former glory: the 1970s Barbara Cartlidge ring that my Pa gave me when I were a nipper.

New stone and resized to fit grown up fingers, beautifully done. The thrill of being able to wear this again after decades guiltily consigned to a dark drawer...

May I highly recommend the superb, imaginative and skilled jeweller @atelier32jewellery for your silversmithing needs. She's so far, unblinkingly, made me a silver spleen (yes), 2 silver spiders/record adaptors and now done a sensitive restoration of this old Electrum ring. She's ACE. She even returned the old smashed amethyst, for nostalgic reasons.

Viva Barbara Cartlidge! Viva Electrum! Viva Biden!

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Found this ring at the back of a drawer, given to me by Pa when I was a kid.

Doesn't fit anymore but having read about the jeweller who made it, am determined to get it resized and wearable again.
It's by Barbara Cartlidge who founded the Electrum Gallery in South Molton St, London in 1971. It was one of the most experimental jewellery galleries in the world.
She was an extraordinary woman, once told off by Einstein for stealing his apples.
Anyway, the amethyst is cracked and silver now thin, but so moving to have something made by her hands.
I have put it in the capable (no pressure Kirsty) hands of @kas1979 to adapt it into something new. I feel Barbara would approve.

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I know I’m getting old, but that in itself doesn’t make sad.

What does is the gradual loss of independent traders, and especially those in the Jewellery and antique world. These shops, markets and galleries were where I cut my jewellery love teeth !....From them, in the 1980s, I learnt about Contemporary and vintage jewellery, about style, aesthetic , and so much more. Now they are gone - Antiquarius, Grays, Electrum, Lesley Craze Gallery, and today, @manguettejewellery started its closing down sale. Replaced by multinationals, or simply monster retailers with lots of money, London will never be the same 😢 #lostshopsoflondon #electrumgallery #graysantiquemarket #manguette #vanishedlondon #deathofretail #deathofretailstores #byebyeretail

Coveting these gorgeous gold tear drop geode earrings!

50 year old design and still captures the modern and timeless feel. Signs of a truly great design. 💎⠀

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#takaoMitsuyasu milled #aluminium and steel cable brooch @didierltd part of our @designmiami presentation of #jewellersguidetothegalaxy spaceage jewelsoriginally sold through #electrumGallery with original signed box

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Barbara Cartlidge established one of the first art jewelry galleries, Electrum Gallery, in London in 1971.

She was also an important jeweler herself. Much like her London Original cohorts working in the same period, Cartlidge eschewed typical notions of jewelry, often using rough, uncut stones, polished sheets of metal, or spiky settings. This particular pair of long 3.5” earrings showcase a pale slice of raw amethyst, framed by a highly polished gold teardrop, and were made in 1970.










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#elonaCepulyte #gintarasRaudonikis ceramic necklace #barbaraCartlidge collection #electrumgallery @didierltd

I s l a n d d r e a m s 🌴 little trip down the memory lane in this great shot of

@elizabethhurley1 by Cliff Watts @cliffwatts wearing Nina Bukvic’s long fringe necklace in fashion editorial for @harpersbazaarus shot on Necker Island way back when we all rocked Electrum Gallery #thesewerethedays #finejewerly #handmadechain #islanddreams #electrumgallery #statementnecklaces #blackandgold
#gems #finejewelry #classic #luxe #oneofakind #chain #fashionphotography #stylegram #nature #artjewellery #neckerisland #futureclassic #natureinspired #naturelovers #modernclassic #handcraftedjewelry #art #londonartist #madeinlondon🇬🇧

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#ABC gallery #Electrumgallery #Necklace # Rather pleasant gift from my husband to give me a present this 1980 steel necklace with pearls from ABC gallery. I wish I would be able to work with non precious materials with such graceful end.

#susannaHeron two necklaces @didierltd @londoncraftweek both with #barbaraCartlidge provenance #electrumgallery # early #resin work ,

the larger necklace took a long time of experimenting to get it right and for it to work as it had to be built up in layers to avoid sagging etc... published in several books it has become an iconic piece of #design #museumstuff

#wendyRamshaw ring #1990 ordered by #BarbaraCartlidge of #ElectrumGallery by fax for her personal collection and exhibited widely now on view @didierltd as part of #craftsweeklondon2019 8th-11th May

#davidWatkins #acrylic and gold necklace from #1973 , working with #douglasTrumbull on

#Kubric ‘s #2001aspaceodyssey led the budding sculptor to work in miniature where he felt comfortable and set him on his path to become one of the greatest British postwar jewellerdesigners and professorship at the #royalcollegeofart in 1984 which he undertook diligently thus limiting his output and as such his work is scarce!

Barbara Cartlidge established one of the first art jewelry galleries, Electrum Gallery, in London in 1971.

She was also an important jeweler herself. Much like her London Original cohorts working in the same period, Cartlidge eschewed typical notions of jewelry, often using rough, uncut stones, polished sheets of metal, or spiky settings. This particular pair of long 3.5” earrings showcase a pale slice of raw amethyst, framed by a highly polished gold teardrop, and were made in 1970.










#MahnazCollection #ForSale #BarbaraCartlidge #TheLondonOriginals #ElectrumGallery #1970sJewelry #GoldIsAColor #RoughCutStones #Amethyst #StatementJewelry #PolishedGold #StatementEarring #Teardrop

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Interesting history including the running of #electrumgallery for a few years

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Superb sterling silver & zirconia Modernist earrings available...gorgeous matte finish 💎

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