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Perfect Asymmetry

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Janis Kerman

Today, I thought I’d post about a jewelry artist whose work makes me all tingly.

Even in 1975 when she was first studying art, Janis Kerman knew that jewelry was her true passion. After learning gem setting and metal working techniques, the artist began working exclusively in precious metals, gems and alternative materials. Specializing in limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry, Kerman produces truly unique, eminently-wearable pieces.

The vast majority of Kerman’s pieces explore asymmetry, but they are nonetheless beautifully balanced. I am a huge fan of unexpected pairings, and I think Kerman’s jewelry – especially her earrings – are remarkable for the dialogue each element creates with the other. She’s going on my someday-for-sure list.

You can follow the incomparable Janis Kerman on her website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Perfect Asymmetry

  1. Really good design work.

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  2. I rarely wear jewelry but I do like these pieces.

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  3. Both myself and my wife were trained and highly skilled in Labidary work. So I wonder if she creates/makes all of the stones or does she buys them already cut and polished. Either way it is outstanding works and beautiful. Guess I need to take a few minutes and learn every word that says “Gorgeous” The stones interested me more than the finished product but they make a super great combo. Cut stones will always catch my eye. I didn’t see where she sells her product, but I wonder how much she gets for each them. — Hal

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    • I always consider myself lucky that I regularly have to search for superlatives. That’s really cool that you and your wife sis lapidary work! It’s on the long list of things I wish I had learned.

      In another note, her prices start in the high hundreds and go up from there. Too steep for me, but I think they’re worth it.

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  4. I remember wearing mismatching earrings was a thing in the 80s – as was wearing asymmetrically cut clothing, of course. I remember wearing one stubby earring and one dangling earring and probably in clashing colours too. Man, the 80s were a blight. Anyway, these earrings actually sell me big time on the idea of asymmetrical jewellery despite them conjuring up that memory of style crimes of the past. They match enough to be coherent while the contrasts make them spark off one another and, of course, the metal work and use of the stones is really sublime.

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