NATURE, ART AND ADORNMENT
This beautifully illustrated monograph provides the first in-depth look at Furmanovich’s expansive oeuvre, highlights the intricate beauty of her work alongside the worldly wonders and craft traditions that have inspired them. Here within this beautifully photographed book are stories about the craftsmen that have helped bring some of Furmanovich’s most magnificent pieces to life: Master miniature painters in India; Native American women who practice intricate beading; and a Brazilian artisan who has preserved the ancient art of wood marquetry in his small Amazonian community. An array of cultures explored through the aesthetics of fine jewelry and fine craftsmanship.
Pairing Furmanovich’s intricate creations with beautiful art historical references, Silvia Furmanovich: Nature, Art and Adornment will inspire jewelry connoisseurs, art aficionados, and anyone with a creative spirit.
For Furmanovich, beauty lies not in the intrinsic value of a material but in the skill of the hands that work it. —Rachel Garrahan
The art of fine jewelry is part of Silvia Furmanovich’s DNA. The Brazil native was born into a family of goldsmiths, she is a visionary jeweler who pushes the boundaries of adornment through unconventional combinations of precious stones, natural materials, and traditional craftsmanship.
Business is a Family Affair
Her company was founded in 2001. Her eldest son Alexandre joined her to assist with the business, and later, her two youngest sons Andrey and Anthony also joined, each taking on roles to help further the business, its international reach and being featured in prestigious jewelry collections around the world. Alexandre has a passion for the craft and precious stones at a young age which evolved into intellectual mastery. His penchant is for the glamorous and they have been creating jewelry together since 2001.
Sense of Adventure and Love of Nature
With an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart, Furmanovich travels the world in search of inspiration and translates her findings into pieces that evoke their source and convey a unique sense of style all at once. To experience her work is to be transported through time and space—from the Amazon rainforest to the ateliers of Renaissance Italy and the extravagant courts of the Mughal Empire.
Deeply inspired by the natural world and the history of ornamentation, Furmanovich’s singular approach to fine jewelry design has dazzled connoisseurs for years, and her one-of-a-kind creations have been honored with awards and sought by discerning collectors around the world.
An Exploration of Nature and Cultures Through Jewelry
Her jewelry eloquently captures the essence of each culture. From Brazil, Japan, Native America, India and Italy, her jewelry designs are explore and express culture through design, colour and a masterful skill level.
Continuing the long-standing tradition to designers of deep inspiration provided by nature which has always provided designers with a treasure trove of creative flow. The joy and splendour of the natural world is brought to life. She uncovers views of nature we may not have an opportunity to see exquisitely executed and expressed. Ever pushing the boundaries of fine jewellery design her work blends precious stones with rudimentary materials resulting in new perspectives and dramatic qualities.
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Featured image Silvia Furmanovich wearing earrings of abalone, lacquer, wood, diamond and tourmaline, photographed by Miguel Herrera. © Miguel Herrera