Melbourne-based artists Georgie Brooks and Juan Castro have come together to explore the threads of history, finding inspiration in cultures of the world that span back thousands of years.
Orfebre is the Spanish translation for ‘goldsmith’, a word that encapsulates the many skills, techniques and knowledge of this ancient craft. Their upcoming collaborative body of work will reference a cross section of ancient cultures, from the mysterious Bronze Age, to the Viking Era, and the ceremony of Spanish Catholicism.
The ‘Soloro’ ring by Georgie Brooks has been handcrafted with 18ct yellow gold, and a beautiful one of a kind ‘Killiecrankie Diamond’ topaz. The ‘Killiecrankie Diamond’ is a rare form of brilliant white topaz, being only found on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait which forms part of the Furneaux Group of islands. It is not a real diamond, however the name ‘Killiecrankie Diamond’ has been used for many years because of its brilliance and resemblance to diamond, and its origin at Killiecrankie Bay.