Παρασκευή, 31 Αυγούστου 2012
McTeigue & McClelland
Tim McClelland and Walter McTeigue have entirely different backgrounds and points of view as jewelers. Their oftentimes opposing ideas converge to create jewelry with energy and unmistakable beauty. As Director of Purchasing at Harry Winston in New York, Walter McTeigue proved his eye for quality and established his reputation as a gem expert. A fourth generation jeweler, Walter grew up in a family with a long tradition in the fine jewelry business. He learned the diamond and precious stone trade from his father and spent over twenty years on 47th Street where he specialized in diamonds and estate jewelry. About McTeigue & McClelland Known as a “jeweler’s jeweler” Tim McClelland is often commissioned by his colleagues within the jewelry business to make their personal jewelry. Tim grew up in family of artists and at an early age was struck by the versatility and permanence of metal as a vehicle for his ideas. After studying and apprenticing under some of the preeminent master jewelers and contemporary metal smiths, Tim became a freelance designer and maker in New York City and continued developing his skills and refining his personal style. In 1984 Walter and Tim met in an elevator in New York’s diamond district and became friends immediately. Their friendship led to collaboration in jewelry making, Walter supplying precious stones, Tim the designs and fabrication. In 1996 they left New York and established their workshop in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, bringing together an exceptional group of craftsman and artisans. In order to better serve their growing New York clientele, McTeigue & McClelland opened an office in the same building where they met 24 years before.
Πέμπτη, 30 Αυγούστου 2012
Growing up in Australia, the home of so many of the world’s finest gems, surrounded by beautiful jewellery Margot McKinney has an appreciation for all the grand eras of design and it is these various styles that are the inspiration for her jewellery. Her love of travel to exotic lands is evidenced by the playful use of luscious colour in her collection and magnificently showcases her love and keen appreciation for fine gems. Margot McKinney jewellery transcends fashion and is renowned for its classic qualities.
Margot uses many of her colorful, stunning gemstones and Australian Pearls in her designs. She started working in her parent’s store at the age of 12 and followed her calling into jewelry design. She uses some of the world’s largest pearls and most unique gems to craft dramatic, memorable jewelry.