The earliest civilizations began forming structures and belief systems to create a sense of order and a way to understand time and space. When we no longer see beyond the construction, perception of reality is restricted and freedom lost.
Baskets are used to hold and to carry. The things of greatest value may not have tangible form but we carry them with us and pass them on.

Mia Straka

 

I became interested in diamonds as depicted in popular culture and the way they are used as status symbols. At times seeing diamonds so large and out of place that they appear garish, crude even. The over saturation of diamonds has made them commonplace yet they remain highly desirable. As a reaction to this I wanted to create diamond forms from unexpected materials. The diamonds in these pieces have been painstakingly constructed from silver sheet that has been scored, folded and soldered by hand forming faceted hollow structures that are joined together creating the ‘Diamond’ clusters.

Cheryl Sills

 

 

1.Large square diamond cluster pendant by Cheryl Sills $650

 


2.’Kete’ by Mia Straka $910

 

3.Thin diamond cluster pendant on yellow chord by Cheryl Sills $335

 


4.'Space' by Mia Straka $720

 


5.Small hexagon diamond cluster on blue chord by Cheryl Sills $250

 


6.'No.1' by Mia Straka $1620

 


7.Triple cluster diamond studs by Cheryl Sills $360

 


8.'Midnight' by Mia Straka $1455

 


9.Double cluster diamond studs by Cheryl Sills $300

 


10.'Tick Tock' by Mia Straka $1455

 


11.Square diamond cluster brooch by Cheryl Sills $420

 


12.'Time Traveller ' by Mia Straka $1995

 


13.Hexagon diamond cluster brooch by Cheryl Sills $420

 


14.Triple hexagon diamond cluster ring by Cheryl Sills $360

 


15.Triple diamond cluster ring by Cheryl Sills $360

 


16.Double diamond cluster ring by Cheryl Sils $320

 


17.Double diamond cluster ring by Cheryl Sills $320

 


18.Single diamond cluster ring by Cheryl Sills $300

 


19.Five diamond cluster ring by Cheryl Sills $520

 


20.Diamond cluster bangle by Cheryl Sills $420

 

 

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