NEW YORK JUNE 2009
Just sitting on the plane on my way back to London… I just spend a couple of days in New York to have this amazing shoot with Indira Cesarine. I brought all my favorite big diamond pieces over to show her and making this conceptual media clip – something that you have never seen before with jewels + fish and flowers…
One morning we met at Union Square and we headed to the pet store to get some beautiful fish to take part in the shoot. It was very different to cast these models as most of the fighter fish we wanted to film couldn’t go together, but in the end we had a great selection and Indira’s assistants were happy to look after them when the shoot was over instead of being fish food for Hudson River sharks.
We were shooting all weekend and it was quiet tricky to get these little colorful fish in position as sometimes you felt like a animal tamer, but in the end the blue one even jumped through the tanzanite ring! I was amazed by the skillful technique and color range and fusion of water, fish and the precious metal,……. it looked like 3000 A.D. as I guess that is the only thing that will be left one day…. water covering the earth and remnants of civilization like precious diamond jewels left for the fish to play with. The beauty survives…. thank you INDIRA for this outstanding result and memory in pictures and movement!!!!
All of the jewels we photographed and filmed have a special significance… I only make One of a kind pieces, and each one has elements that represent different ideas….While shooting 3000 A.D., we shot the fish in an aquarium, glass bowl, vase and even a martini glass! The amazing color-range of the fish and the changing colors of the light made fantastic images and effects…
BORN TO BE TANZANITE > PURPLE WREATH
This ring was inspired by the vivid blooms of a blue-violet wreath flower which, like tanzanite is unique to the country of Tanzania. I wanted to combine these two gifts of nature into a piece that is both organic and refined….. this ring won the TANZANITE CELEBRATION OF LIFE DESIGN AWARD 2006 which was held at the NYC public library.
These Earrings and Necklace were inspired by the colors of the two 6ct cognac colored diamonds, which have the unique colors of autumn and therefore I wanted to freeze these stunning leaves and set them with diamonds, carve them dimensional to give them a moving feel as if there were just about to fall from the branches.
THE LOVED RING > SWAN RING
I was running through Hyde Park in London one morning when I saw to my amazement rare black swans. Black Swans are uniquely monogamous and stay their whole lives together. The idea of a LOVE ring came to me. I carved two swans in blackened gold (to give a vintage feel) on either side holding the LOVE stone Rose quartz, set in black diamonds and surrounded by rubies.
LUCKY CHARM > GECKO RING
This little creature was living with me, when I was based in Greece. Not only do geckos bring luck to you they also eat all the mosquitos and save you from itchy bites. I was spending a lot of time drawing him and by the time I left he was double the size and I carved him in a wax model and casted him in white gold, since then I wear him every day and it is my personal lucky charm,…. and the best thing is, it works.
Sabine Romer 2009