Precious? / Argentina


I have always been an avid observer of my surroundings. The impressions and feelings embossed in my mind have made me feel the need to talk about how I see and feel the world around me. Through jewelry, I have found a way to express myself and evoke what really matters to me. In that way, bodies work as the framework that carry my thoughts and spread my message.

In an attempt to make my process more personal a few years ago, I started to look for another material. My first choice was paper. I wanted to re-signify those images and articles that would be discarded, give them a second life.

And that is how recycled paper became my main material. Each layer of paper contributes to give strength, color and shape to the piece. While joining the coats, I can’t stop thinking that, similar to my pieces, humans are more fragile alone than together. And as a community, we can achieve so much more.


Oyster I

Brooch, 2021

Recycled paper, cultured pearl, silver, steel

Oyster II

Brooch, 2021

Recycled paper, cultured pearl, silver, steel


Jewelry Studies
Contemporary Jewelry design at Gaby Horvat’s Studio Argentina

Questions of Jewelry, Caroline Broadhead
Creative processes, Nuria Marques
Memories of a garment on the body, Rodrigo Acosta

Beauty and Wonder, jewelry Curator Luis Acosta. Context Gallery . Spain
8M Woman’s Day Online Exhibition Joyeros Argentinos
Painful Hope Alliages. France.
Antivirus. Tincal Lab Quarantine Challenge Online Exhibition, Portugal
Postcards from the Edges Window Gallery Central Saint Martins, curator Caroline Broadhead. United Kingdom.
From the Workshop… There is Something that Needs to be Told Online Exhibition, Joyeros Argentinos
Collectiva Meeting International Exhibition Collectiva. Portugal
Alliages, Legacy Award Espace Solidor. France
Eloquence of paper Curator Luis Acosta. Galerie Caractère. Switzerland. Lalabeyou and Context Galleries Spain

2021 New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs.
Nicolas Estrada
2018 Third mention of the jury
Vecinos 2st Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry
2018 First prize of the Jury Territoriale
A jewel of a Lake Cominelli Foundation Italy

Precious? 2021 – Alexandra Prelipcean

ALEXANDRA PRELIPCEAN Precious? / Romania   My jewelry tells alternative stories about beauty, as I don’t seek beauty in perfection. A Story in White Collection tells stories about change and growth, about new beginnings, about the transmutation of Fear into Hope....

Precious? 2021 – Amy Stringer

AMY STRINGER Precious? / UK   Amy fuses industrial and precious materials to create bold, one off contemporary jewellery. Amy primarily combines cement with striking metalwork, nature and gemstones to challenge society’s perception of ‘precious’. With...

Precious? 2021 – Carmel Boerner

CARMEL BOERNER Precious? / Canada   Ruff subverts a historically potent symbol of status and wealth, questioning who and what is precious. While Ruff appears to be an Elizabethan frippery of fabric, on closer appraisal it betrays itself as gloves worn by medical...

Precious? 2021 – Claudia Lepik

CLAUDIA LEPIK Precious? / UK   Claudia Lepik is a jewellery artist who is intrigued by how to push boundaries in jewellery through her use of scale and materials. She is specifically interested in face and nose jewellery but is heavily inspired by theatrical...

Precious? 2021 – Dongyi Wu

DONGYI WU Precious? / USA   Dongyi’s works span across jewellery, body jewellery, fashion art, sculpture and conceptual installation. Trying to push the boundaries of jewellery, Dongyi creates the works with her unique and expressive language while making them...

Precious? 2021 – Elisabetta Nevola

ELISABETTA NEVOLA Precious? / Italy   For me porcelain represents a unique and privileged expressive tool, where strength and delicacy can coexist, despite this contrast . My creations are the outcome of a matter research: clay plasticity and metals, come...

Precious? 2021 – Iro Kaskani

IRO KASKANI Precious? / Cyprus   My work is about designing and making visionary pieces through the synergy of craftsmanship and creativity. Throughout the whole process, from concept to completion; the intention is to successfully create wearable artwork that...

Precious? 2021 – Juan Harnie

JUAN HARNIE Precious? / Belgium   Juan Harnie is a 27-year old jewellery designer/maker from Hasselt, Belgium. He studied architectural and interior arts in Brussels but the scale of the things he had to design troubled him. He liked to work on a small scale and...

Precious? 2021 – Mara Colecchia

MARA COLECCHIA Precious? / USA   Working with minuscule seed beads forces a weaver to be methodical and attentive, as a small mistake on a large piece can turn into a serious complication. This technique is extremely time consuming, and necessitates the creation...

Precious? 2021 – Surabhi Sahgai

SURABHI SAHGAL Precious? / India    I am a jewellery-maker transitioning from architectural practice towards narrative objects and speculative adornment. I see my current practice as an exploratory journey into the development of jewellery and objects as stimuli...

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