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Sunday, 22 December 2013

LUZ CAMINO: First art, then jewellery

It is not every day that a Spanish artist gets to the top of the Art Jewellery world, here is Luz Camino's well deserved homage. After more than two decades making and designing strikingly unusual pieces of jewellery or little bejewelled sculptures, Madrid based Luz Camino is currently featured in the recently published book  "21st Century Jewellery Designers", retailed at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and exhibited in  the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Yet in Spain she is a connoisseur's secret, her work is admired by artists and coveted by collectors but still unknown to the general public. She is the first Spaniard that has succeeded as an Art Jeweller, hopefully she will have paved the way for younger talent. And perhaps this will mark the beginning of Art Jewellery being truly appreciated in Spain.

Luz Camino earrings

Luz Camino wing brooch, set with sapphires, emeralds and acquamarines in enamelled gold and silver  

Luz Camino opal bangle set in silver