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The Nobel Prize

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Published: 15.10.2010
The Nobel Prize.
Sanna Svedestedt

Last week the winners of the Nobel Prize 2010 were presented. Experiments with a very thin – as close as you get to two dimensional - super conductive material, was rewarded. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov got the Nobel Prize in physics for their work with graphene, a material made of carbon atoms.

Now you will probably think we are suffering of megalomania, and maybe we are, but we would like to present the Jewellery Nobel Prizes of 2010.

Chemistry Jewellery Nobel Prize
For investigating and developing new materials. By mixing mothers milk and chemicals he has created a substance that he uses for making jewellery. The material is hard, white and beautiful. We admire the way he has managed to create something that could be stone or ivory and how he elaborates his invention by forming wonderful jewellery. The winner is Stefan Heuser.

Fisherman´s Ring by Stefan Heuser
Materials: Mother milk, gold

Physics Jewellery Nobel Prize
The prize is given to a woman whose work is inspired by chaos theory and who challenges the laws of physics and the limitations of the materials by creating super fine elements which she links together. The jewellery that is built by these fragments changes from different perspectives and depending of the scale. They remind us of fractals where we agree that both the details and the full image deserves a prize. For the 2010 Jewellery Physics Nobel Prize we choose Marta Boan.

Patró Cíclic 07, necklace by Marta Boan
Anodized titanium

Jewellery Literature Nobel Prize
With what seems like a never ending energy, this artist keep on telling stories. Through her jewellery pieces we get to see a new world. And it is not like anyone would have to struggle to take part of this tale. With an honest and frank language her creatures are among us, and they take us with them on a spectacular journey. The Literature prize goes to Felieke van der Leest.

Brooch: Billy Bang 2009 by Felieke van der Leest.
Textile, plastic animal, gold, Swarovski crystal, silver, sapphire
12 x 8 x 3 cm

Medicine Jewellery Nobel Prize
Yes, we all know that jewellery is not just adornment, status markers or conversation starters. But did you know that it is also a cure? Märta Mattson has investigated the power of using jewellery as a cognitive method of overcoming fears and phobias. By wearing your own fear, you could possible reduce and overcome the things in life that you are afraid of. For this idea we think she deserves the medicine prize.

Earrings: Fear of nails 2008 by Märta Mattsson
Nails, nail polish, gold

The Nobel Peace (Piece) prize

We had a hard time deciding who would get this prestigious prize. We thought of galleries and museums where artists, miles from each other in expression, have to share the same space. Or organizations that arrange conferences where different opinions about our future are presented and discussed. But then it struck us – we deserve the prize! We would like to award it to all of us that take part of this community and makes it the living and exiting platform of contemporary jewellery that it is. People from 196 different countries, young people, old people, expressionists, minimalists, artists, gallery owners, humble people and the ones with a delusion of grandeur – congratulations: Nobel Piece Prize 2010 goes to you!

- Sanna Svedestedt & Karin Roy Andersson


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.