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From the heart - Differences Unite Us


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Materials: silver, paper yard
Dimensions: 40cm x 2cm

"After more than one thousand nights
Without anything to lose
Of stars hidden at nightfall,
I fall asleep in the colors that have seen me grow
And I feel my soul starts to dawn."

All the colors of that mass of energy flow from the bottom of the heart to turn it into a worthy, positive and outstanding growth.

Photo credit: Patricia Alvarez

Patricia Alvarez
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

The search for freedom is something that joins us together; what makes us different are the many ways of doing so.

One of those is the search for the “inner freedom,” which allows us to grow up, thus contributing to build a better society


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.