Shaped by a background in geology and archaeology, Delphine Nardin is a self-taught jeweler.
Her approach is similar to that of an artist. Each piece is unique and is born of her intuition and unexpected discoveries.
The materials are carriers of memory and energy: sea glass made beautiful through erosion, rough stones formed billions of years ago, and other vestiges gleaned from here and there.
To her obsession with materials responds her concern for contemporary form. With bold intent she creates subtle color relationships and echoes between proportions. Horizontals and verticals, straight lines and curves, and strength and fragility are all in constant dialogue with each other. Her technical prowess in their structuring brings the jewelry pieces their lightness and mobility. Underlying is a disregard for time, to draw beauty from simplicity and to grasp a trace of the intangible.
Delphine Nardin through her materials
Some years ago, Delphine Nardin engaged in a dialogue with materials.
She seized the opportunities they offered, their dark sides and fragilities.
She set out to test their limits and to highlight them.
The field of possibilities expanded, experiments lead from one to the next,
superimposed one upon the other and complemented each another.
In the end, the materials shaped her style.
Density of the material, ultra matte. Radicalness of immaculate white. By the choice of the treatment used and the singularity of her gesture, Delphine Nardin metamorphoses bisque into coral branches arranged in a bio-mineral skeleton. They form a necklace, a ring and a bracelet, both graphic and contemporary, punctuated with metal details.