Illustration by Louise Seijen Ten Hoorn
Aurélie Dellasanta creates poetic metaphors. Usually narrative, her work explores human behaviours in our contemporary era through the creation of small creatures and animals finely handcrafted that inspire a sense of magic and humour.
Her obsession for collaging collected vintage elements discovered during treasure huntings in flea markets and in her many travels lead there to creates jewellery pieces which become human tales, giving a glimpse about death, misery, compulsions, and the ephemeral.
Merging aesthetics from Victorian to Art Deco to contemporary, her jewellery pieces become timeless creations. Each piece is handmade in mainly recycled gold, silver and precious gemstones in her London based studio.
Aurelie Dellasanta is an award-winning Swiss-French jewellery designer based in London.
Her fascination for jewellery began during her childhood when she was ornamenting herself with any shiny things she could find and collect.
She attended the innovative jewellery and object design programme at the University of Art & Design in her hometown, Geneva, and later the prestigious Master Jewellery Programme at the Royal College of Art of London.
She decided to launch her brand AURELIE DELLASANTA JEWELLERY following a career of creating unique contemporary designs which have been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums such as MAD New York, LACMA Los Angeles and COLLECT in London.
Her brand presents series of innovative designs, unique pieces, as well as ethical jewellery pieces developed with young adults in India (Jeevan Collection).
To see her previous contemporary jewellery work: www.aureliedellasanta.com
In a world where free wide spaces for discovery, wildness, silence, purity and unity are disappearing as fast as globalisation expand, I choose to show the fiery fury alight of our souls. I chose to believe in a world filled with sparkling lights and loving hearts.
Let’s love and dream of shiny precious things that celebrate the secret light hidden in each beating hearts.