For my latest collection, I have developed a new way of working with precious stones. Shattering the norms of traditional goldsmithing, I directly set the stones in liquid gold… Surrounded by an aura of antiquity, these jewelry pieces exude the magic of times long past. They’re a modern interpretation of the majestic beauty of a bygone era.
German artist, Sarah Cossham, knew early on that she wanted to study the art of goldsmithing, silversmithing & jewelry design. In 2003, Cossham founded her own workshop and gallery, Tragbar in Munich,
Germany and now runs the establishment with three other jewelry artists (including Patina artist, Barbara Decker). Cossham’s works oscillate between dynamic ingenuity and quaint, delicate vivacity. As rich as the crown jewels themselves, the artist creates pieces that maintain the character of a talisman, but also are that of very fine, intricate fabrication. She is fascinated with the process of immersing gemstones, such as sapphires and diamonds, into liquid high karat gold. In this way, Cossham imagines jewelry, which possess magic comparable to gems contrived from cherished times gone by.