J E W E L R Y  A N D  C I N E M A

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.

Federico Fellini

 

Cinema is one of the arts that probably combines more different kind of artistic expressions: fashion, photography, music, literature...

Either in historical or futuristic movies, born from invented universes or based on true events, jewelry can shine in cinema in various ways, being a single prop or the motto of the whole story.

Like fashion it can be one of the most striking ways to characterize a character, convey the spirit of a time or place, dictate trends – just think of characters like Cleopatra, Anna Karenina, Diana and Grace of Monaco, or even movies with intense environments like “Moulin Rouge” or “The Great Gatsby”.

 

Impossible to dissociate the film “Breakfast at Tiffany's” from the necklace of pearls worn by Audrey Hepburn or diamonds, considered by Marilyn Monroe as a girl´s best friend, of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Other times it's a piece of jewelry that dictates the course of the plot, as the ring in the trilogy of “Lord of the Rings”, the earring of the painting that inspires “Girl with a Pearl Earring” or the diamond Heart of the Ocean in “Titanic”.

 

Synonym of wealth and status, jewelry may give rise to envy, theft and betrayal.

While symbolic object is able to transmit memories, make commitments, reveal passions.

 

But we don’t want the source of inspiration to be merely formal, all the imagery of a film may itself inspire a jewel: the desert sands of “The English Patient” will surely inspire different jewelry from the surreal fantasy of “Alice in Wonderland” or the black universe of “Batman”.

 

We invite authors to feel inspired by their favorite movie and create jewelry able to carry us to the magical world of cinema!

 

C H A L L E N G E

With the main objective to show the quality and diversity of contemporary jewelry, Tincal lab invited jewelers from around the world for a challenge: the creation of up to 3 pieces with a maximum price of 100€, inspired by the theme “Jewelry and Cinema”.

More than 40 authors from over 10 countries have accepted and this is the result!

On exhibition at Tincal lab from 12th of November to 31st of December of 2016.

 

Now it's possible to find in the online shop a selection of pieces and the catalog of the exhibition.

 

P A R T I C I P A N T S

 

 

Adriana Díaz Higuera

Colombia / Spain

Ana Azevedo

Portugal / UK

Ana Bragança

Portugal / Switzerland

Ana Dias

Portugal

Ana Pina

Portugal

Ana Ramalho

Brazil / Portugal

Áurea Praga

Portugal

Camilla Mileto

Italy / Spain

Cristina Barros

Portugal / UK

Elena Larrén

Spain

Elizabeth Shaw

Australia

Emese Kovácsová

Slovakia / Hungary

Giftforever

Greece

Gray Flamingo

Poland

Inês Costa

Portugal

Joana Santos

Portugal

Larum

Portugal

Lia Gonçalves

Portugal

Lieta Marziali

Italy / UK

Little Nothing

Portugal

Marta Costa Reis

Portugal

Melis Agabigum

USA

Olga Marques

Portugal

Orsolya Nemeth

Hungary

Rosa Tejada

Spain

Silver Lining

Portugal

Susana Teixeira

Portugal / Italy

Tânia Gil

Portugal

Telma DA

Portugal

Valérie Lachuer

France / Portugal

WEK

Portugal

 

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