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Nacre by Melanie Georgacopoulos

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019  /  13 Mar 2019  -  16 Mar 2019
Published: 25.02.2019
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Intro
Nacre marks Melanie Georgacopoulos's first solo exhibition for ten years. In this time Melanie has cemented herself as a leading figure in the world of pearl jewellery due to her daring and innovative approach which has seen her slice, drill and facet pearls, fearlessly experimenting with them as a material to great acclaim.
In a natural progression from her examination of the pearl, Melanie turned her attention in 2016 to the often overlooked by-product of the pearl industry, mother of pearl. MOP, otherwise known as nacre, is produced by mollusks as an inner shell layer and also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is a strong, resilient and iridescent material that has been used for thousands of years, mainly in the form of inlay. As a material it is more widely used than pearls, however, despite its popularity, it has never reached the pearls symbolic status.

Throughout the duration of her practice Melanie has striven to challenge existing preconceptions and her work with MOP has been no exception. Due to its organic nature, MOP presents many challenges and apparent restrictions. Rather than accepting these, Melanie has striven to face them head on, pushing the material to its upper limits and arguing MOP's position alongside more traditionally desirable gemstones.

This exhibition will for the first time present an overview of Melanie's MOP explorations to date. Pieces from each of her five MOP collections will be showcased alongside one another to give an insight into the wide and varied world of mother of pearl.

Hours

Monday to Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm.

Opening

Wednesday, March 13th, 6 pm - 8 pm. 
Please RSVP to info@melaniegeorgacopoulos.com 
Melanie Georgacopoulos. Ring: Double Pearl Nacre Ring, 2019. 18 K rose gold with lavender mother of pearl and 13 and 11mm lavender freshwater pearls.. 3,3 x 3 x 1,8 cm. From series: Nacre. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Ring: Double Pearl Nacre Ring, 2019
18 K rose gold with lavender mother of pearl and 13 and 11mm lavender freshwater pearls.
3,3 x 3 x 1,8 cm
From series: Nacre
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Bracelet: Exposed Pearl Nacre, 2019. 18 K white gold with white mother of pearl and 13 mm white South Sea pearl.. 6.3 x 6 x 4 cm. From series: Nacre. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Bracelet: Exposed Pearl Nacre, 2019
18 K white gold with white mother of pearl and 13 mm white South Sea pearl.
6.3 x 6 x 4 cm
From series: Nacre
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Bracelet: Double Pearl Nacre, 2019. 18 K yellow gold with golden mother of pearl and 12 mm golden South Sea pearls.. 6.5 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm. From series: Nacre. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Bracelet: Double Pearl Nacre, 2019
18 K yellow gold with golden mother of pearl and 12 mm golden South Sea pearls.
6.5 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm
From series: Nacre
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Earrings: Trillion Earrings, 2017. 18 K yellow gold with golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl.. 3.1 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm. From series: MOP Gemstones. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Earrings: Trillion Earrings, 2017
18 K yellow gold with golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl.
3.1 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
From series: MOP Gemstones
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Brooch: Oval Brooch, 2018. 18 K yellow gold with golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl.. 6 x 4 x 0.5 cm. From series: MOP Gemstones. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Brooch: Oval Brooch, 2018
18 K yellow gold with golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl.
6 x 4 x 0.5 cm
From series: MOP Gemstones
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Necklace: Cube Necklace, 2018. Peacock mother of pearl with 10 mm white freshwater pearls and 18 K yellow gold.. 46 cm length. From series: Cube. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Necklace: Cube Necklace, 2018
Peacock mother of pearl with 10 mm white freshwater pearls and 18 K yellow gold.
46 cm length
From series: Cube
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Ring: Cube Double Ring, 2018. 18 K yellow gold with peacock mother of pearl and 11 mm freshwater pearl.. 4.2 x 3.2 x 1 cm. From series: Cube. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Ring: Cube Double Ring, 2018
18 K yellow gold with peacock mother of pearl and 11 mm freshwater pearl.
4.2 x 3.2 x 1 cm
From series: Cube
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Bracelet: MOP Tile Bracelet, 2017. Golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl with 18 K white gold and Tahitian pearl.. 5 x 17.5 cm. From series: MOP Tiles. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Bracelet: MOP Tile Bracelet, 2017
Golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl with 18 K white gold and Tahitian pearl.
5 x 17.5 cm
From series: MOP Tiles
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Ring: Diamond Ring, 2018. 18 K white gold with golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl.. 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm. From series: MOP Facets. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Ring: Diamond Ring, 2018
18 K white gold with golden, lavender, peacock and white mother of pearl.
3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm
From series: MOP Facets
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Earrings: Emerald Earrings, 2017. 18 K white gold with peacock mother of pearl.. 3 x 2 x 1.4 cm. From series: MOP Facets. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Earrings: Emerald Earrings, 2017
18 K white gold with peacock mother of pearl.
3 x 2 x 1.4 cm
From series: MOP Facets
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