Materials: Ebony Hardwood, Vermeil Gold, CZ and Rubies
Dimensions: 2.5" x 1.5" x 0.5"
Differences or using different materials, different textures and different color of gemstones when fused together can come up with a statement piece of pendant that is beautiful and with character. The style unites the differences in each materials used to develop a unique piece of jewelry
Cherrie Marie De Guzman Ipapo
Quezon City, Metro Manila. Philippines
“Designing has always been my passion.”
- Cherrie Marie de Guzman-Ipapo.
Born in the Philippines with a degree in Architecture, my PASSION and extensive training in my profession contributed to my unique sensibilities in designing jewelry. I see jewelry as an art form and not just an adornment.
Hence, earning recognition as Finalist in the 7th Hongkong International Jewelry Design Competition. And proudly the only Filipino who bagged a GOLD AWARD this 2011 for “Unwrapped” Bangle masterpiece,at the 8th HongKong International South Sea Pearl Jewelry Design
Competition with more than 700 designs from different countries competing in 7 categories.
As I developed several jewelry lines over the years for prominent retail shops, my expertise in designing grew stronger. And having had a reputation for always delivering outstanding designs granted me to be the in-house designer of OROCHER JEWELLERY for its flagship boutique at SM CITY North Edsa, Quezon City Philippines.
Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.
Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.
The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.
The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands
Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.