Hemmerle Recreates the Treasures of the Egyptian Civilization at TEFAF New York Fall
Hemmerle has recreated a slice of Egyptian civilization in its "Revived Treasures" jewelry collection, a preview of which will be showcased at TEFAF New York Fall.
With the "Revived Treasures" collection of jewelry, Hemmerle is providing a fascinating throwback to Egyptian artefacts, which are several thousand years old and date from the Amarna Period and the New Kingdom. Jewelry from Egypt along with ceramic, are vital elements that form the inspiration behind the "Egyptian Story" crafted by the company.
Pieces in the collection have varied elements, each with its own cultural significance, such as lotuses in bloom which inspire a pair of earrings. Created with silver that is blackened to give it an antique appearance and combined with turquoise, the earrings are reminiscent of nature commonplace in ancient Egypt.
Designs used in the creation of temples find their way to another set of earrings and they form elegant lines around the two sons of Horus, the Egyptian God Hapi in his baboon headed form and Qebehsenuef. Two other sons of Horus, also Egyptian Gods are referenced in an open-ended bracelet that is encased in multi-hued beads of peridot and quartz, and they take the form of a human Imsety and the jackal headed Duamutef at the ends.
Scarabs created between 1350-1000 BC and used in amulets, form the basis of earrings. In the earrings, Scarabs are positioned around bronze and diamonds and ensure that the pieces are irrevocably tied to Egypt. With "Revived Treasures" forming part of the house's 125th anniversary celebrations and being showcased at TEFAF New York Fall, from October 27 – 31, Hemmerle is entering a new phase as a family run house that specializes in melding modern elements with ancient art.
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the pieces in the collection.
Founder: Louise Blouin
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