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Monday, 27 December 2010

LALAOUNIS hammered gold


Ilias Lalaounis is the most famous contemporary greek master jeweller. Living in Athens, he could have only been inspired by ancient greek pieces which he has studied and mastered to perfection. His most distinctive feature, is not design, but the hand finished hammered gold appearance in many of his pieces. It requires incredible craftsmanship and it conveys the pieces a unique beauty. Never a high street jeweller, his pieces are for connoisseur and collectors.

This bangle is finished with an unusual semiprecious stone, sodalite

It comes up for auction at Bonhams, London on January 19th