As long time fans and stockists, for over a decade, of Rosa Maria jewellery we are privileged to share imagery from her workshop in Lebanon. These photographs show the labour intensive craftsmanship involved in the making of each piece of jewellery. It is this very human method of production that gives life and energy to the raw materials and unites them with such ease and refinement.
The juxtaposition of inlaying delicate icy diamonds into a large sterling silver frame is so carefully executed that it is at once beautiful and commanding. Perfect imperfections reveal the method’s of hand production that make every ring, necklace and bracelet unique and personal. The overt materiality and unapologetic beauty of the organic shapes imbue the jewellery with a strong sense of identity and belonging, making each piece of Rosa Maria jewellery a force to be reckoned with.
Image one: silver pebbles are weighed and then melted down
Image two and three: a Topaz stone being adjusted with wax before fixing it on the final silver frame
Image four: a necklace being set with diamonds