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The Jewellery Nobel Prize 2012

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Published: 25.10.2012
The Jewellery Nobel Prize 2012.
Sanna Svedestedt

For the third year running, it is time to announce the Jewellery Nobel Prizes. This ceremony is now officially a tradition and we are proud to present the winners of 2013.

At first glance the Carne work by Emmanuel Lacoste seems to incorporate extraordinary gems. Looking closer, the used materials takes the viewer from awe to disgust and back again. This transformation of beauty and story of decay is true jewellery chemistry.

"CARNE 4" (left) Model Alexandre Bardin - Photo by Michael Mohr.
"CARNE - installation" (right) photo by Williams Bonbon


One of the physical laws in jewellery is to keep a balance between control and random courses of events. This is a skill that Doris Betz masters to perfection

“Making my jewellery feels like having a mystery-flight-ticket in the pocket, not knowing where one will end up. But at the same time I do have an aim. In the end there should be a damned good piece of jewellery”. - Doris Betz

Bananaboat, brooch by Doris Betz. Photo: Bernhard Roth

Attai Chen has observed the endless, natural process of growth, consummation, decay and finally a new beginning. Attai’s jewellery is capturing this cycle. The result is immortal beauty.

Untitled (8), brooch by Attai Chen. Photographer: Mirei Takeuchi

Carolina Gimeno adds new worlds to our bodies. She creates transplants that will develop our knowledge and reduce our prejudices.

Of The Serie Mending bodies on the map, brooch by Carolina Gimeno

Of The Serie Mending bodies on the map, brooch by Carolina Gimeno

His breathtaking series of portraits tells a beautiful love story. Tore Svensson's strong language strikes right through the glass of any display and into the viewer's heart.

Untitled, brooch by Tore Svensson. Photo © Franz Karl

Congratulations to you all and thank you for making our lives more beautiful.
If you are curious who were the previous winners, check it out here: 2011 & 2010.

/ Sanna & Karin


About the author

Sanna Svedestedt, Klimt02 Forum Editor & jewellery artist

Karin Roy Andersson, Manager gallery Four, Gothenburg & jewellery artist


About this blog

Diagonal is a collaboration between Karin Roy Andersson & Sanna Svedestedt. Our focus is to promote contemporary art jewellery. With this blog we share our views & thoughts to take you with us through the ups & downs of our jewellery adventures.