I specialise in silversmithing and traditional Florentine hand engraving. I have been inspired by the Renaissance works I was introduced to during my living experience in Florence. I have been surrounded by all kind of inspirations for three years. From the ancient building to vintage shop, from little private galleries to museums. Florence is a timeless city which makes you feel the renaissance period never ended.
My signature style is combining Florentine hand engraving into contemporary jewellery. Within my jewellery pieces I often bestow the effect of velvet, silk or damask. I decorate pieces to create the effect of lace, frame it with borders and produce an infinity of floral motifs in order to create a distinctive and unique piece.
If you take look at a piece of Florentine hand engraved jewellery under a microscope, you can see there is a bunch of roughly cut lines. It’s not meant to be perfect because the point of this style of engraving is to catch the light with each little facet, which makes engraved metal look sparkly as if it’s been set with hundreds of small diamonds like pavè. This is the attraction of hand engraving. There is perfection within its imperfections. It shows by its nature that it was engraved by a living human being.
In this digital age of laser machine and GRS air assistance hand engraving tools, hand-push engraving is something of a rarity. Now a days, a lot of jewellery brands make their products in machines in order to manufacture in mass. I wish to save this precious technique and have more people appreciate it.
The brand value of NING ART JEWELLERY is the hand made craftsmanship.