Victoria von Stein, the designer artist, evokes meaningful stories through symbolic, handcrafted fine jewellery collections. Her creations represent the desire to express a botanical sensuous essence and a colourful joie de vivre.
The ephemeral sensations, the wellbeing effect of the natural world and her enriching cultural travel experiences to exotic countries such as Asia, inspires her to take an artistic approach to her creations.
She handpaints conceptual detailed illustrations with gouache and inkpencils which are intricate and colourful with symbolic elements. They then bring her conceptual jewellery designs to life.
In her hands, she then derives sculptural botanical forms in wax or precious metal shaping elegant, sinuous, sensuous jewellery works of art added with refined soothing textures, harmonious compositions and colourful gemstones radiating vibrant energy. Made to feel comfortable to wear.
She offers made to order pieces and a bespoke and remodelling design service. They are made in recycled sterling silver with quality 22ct gold vermeil and 18ct gold in London, UK.
For various projects, she works with trusted suppliers and talented craftspeople using traditional goldsmithing skills combined with today's technology.
Life experiences are transformed into illustrations and artistic jewellery pieces to be worn and cherished. They are meant to connect us to our memories, our loved ones and our hearts.
Victoria pursues her passion for design, art and craftsmanship and always seeks new inspirations through cultural heritage crafts, sculpture and decorative arts, the delicate poetry of nature's exotic beauty, biophilia and the symbolism of colours. They spark her creativity and define her aesthetic sense.
The wisdom and symbolism of ancient cultures are some sources of design inspiration as well.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Victoria is a Franco-German multi-disciplinary jewellery designer maker and graphic designer based in London, UK. Combining a meditative creative process, art, design and crafting with her hands makes her work more meaningful and rewarding when seeing a tangible result.
It was after her inspiring travel photography course in Kerala, India that Victoria felt compelled to create "wearable memories" symbolised through jewellery pieces in order to keep her cherished adventurous memories alive. Connected and intimately wrapped around our bodies, the precious little objects of jewellery art have the power to connect to our feelings and personal identity.
Trained at Camberwell College of Art in graphic design, she naturally transferred her conceptual visual communication design skills to the art of creating meaningful jewellery.
After 15 years, she retrained as an independent jewellery designer / maker at CityLit college and Central Saint Martins in London. In 2015/16 she was selected to take part in The Goldsmith's Centre's Setting Out Programme.
Taking on the exciting challenge on how to symbolise meaningful stories, feelings and ideas into an enchanting tangible piece drives her in her creative development. Illustration and jewellery are her preferred mediums of expression.
- VIGOUR + SKILLS, London Craft Week, Islington London May 2023
- VENTE PRIVEE, Bruxelles, Belgium, March 2023
- FUTURE ICONS x Goldsmiths' Centre Xmas Pop up, London 2019
- INHORGENTA Jewellery Trade Show / Exhibitor under Great Britain Pavilion, Munich, Germany 2019
- BLOOMING FOUNDERS's Pop Up at Cocoon Partners, London, UK 2018
- VENTE PRIVEE, Private Christmas Pop Up, Paris, France 2017
- 'SPRING TREASURES' Gallery Pop Up at Craft Central, London, UK 2016
- CABINET of CURIOSITIES at The Goldsmith's Centre, London, UK 2015
- 'MADE IN CLERKENWELL' at Craft Central Open Studios x The Goldsmiths' Centre, London, UK 2015
- 'MAKE YOUR MARK' / The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office, London, UK 2015