The Contrast Collection

CompanyManeli Sarmadi
ClientManeli Sarmadi
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The artist's background and experience in both industrial design and jewelry, facing the never ending debate on the value of craft vs. industry, led her to create a collection about the contrast and duality. By juxtaposing both industrial materials like concrete and steel, and natural materials and gemstones, as well as imperfect handmade texture versus perfect polished surfaces, she highlights the conflict between the nature and industry, handmade and machine-made, soft and hard, neutral and colorful, etc... She believes in reconciliation and appreciates the beauty, values and shared history of both sides. Materials Used: Metal: Sterling Silver, Steel, Bronze, Brass, Nickle Silver) Stones: Turquoise, Agate, Tourmaline Other: Concrete, Glass, Tagua Nut, Rock