Selini is the work of Robin Girling a designer and craftsman of fine jewellery, specialising in the creation of complicated one off pieces. His workshop is situated in rural Lancashire, where every piece is designed and handcrafted entirely by Robin.
Robin began his professional life as a third-generation precision engineer/toolmaker where he spent his time creating intricate components for a wide range of industries. The technical aspect of his work he very much enjoyed, however he always aspired to practice in a more creative environment. His path into jewellery design and manufacture began after being approached to design and create tooling to make jewellery components, he was quickly captivated by jewellery and its intricate handcrafted techniques. The realisation that with jewellery he could combine technical and artistic endeavours was a pivotal moment for Robin.
Robin was very pleased to have received his third GC & DC Award in 2020 for his Titanium Orb Earrings. The GC & DC Awards are highly regarded in the industry and known internationally as the ‘Oscars’ of the jewellery world. Robin continued to push the boundaries by controversially using titanium for the third time with his beautiful and complex Titanium Orb Earrings. The aim with this piece was to demonstrated the very latest in technological innovation in the jewellery industry, to create an accomplished and technical piece that could not be made traditionally, a pair of earrings that are exceptionally light, strong and colourful. Put simply a piece that couldn’t be made 10 years ago. The earrings were made in two halfs and micro pave set with 410 0.8mm flawless diamonds, all marked out by hand. This is extremely challenging in titanium and the shape posed even more issues as each cut is on a curve.