un/burnished – A Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition by Nadege Renee Cassar

Date(s) - 12 May 2015 - 09 Jun 2015

The launch of this jewellery exhibition will be part of the prestigious Malta Fashion Week 2015 and the Inauguration Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 19:00hrs.
 Nadege Renee Cassar                                                                    
Un/Burnished is a contempory fine jewellery collection that explores and questions the notion of preciousness. Nowadays the intrinsic value of jewellery is often marked by human intervention on gemstones, which have been catagorised by humans since the mid 1800s as “precious stones” and “semi-precious stones” on the basis of various factors such as beauty, size, rarity and popularity. However, should’nt nature’s design on its own beautiful material formations be considered the most precious factor of all, regardless of all other factors imposed by us?
Un/Burnished makes use of stones in their raw natural form as well as fine cut stones. Their textures are contrasted with highly polished metal finishes or metal interventions.
This collection and exhibition marks the ten year Anniversary since Jewellery Designer / Maker Nadege Renee Cassar started exploring the beautiful craft of jewellery design and silversmithing. All the pieces  from the Un/Burnished collection are hand- fabricated and exclusive one-offs.