"...It was sunlight that burned in those droplets of ink,
As in clusters of dusty black currants..." Boris Pasternak, 1917
The 2018–2019 Polya Medvedeva Jewellery collection as always mirrors the shapes of nature. Yet this year author added a hint of colours into the pieces. That could be explained by the oil paintings, which became a true passion for Polya, after she moved to Berlin a few years ago from Ukraine, where she launched her line in 2010. This year she also rebranded her line from Velar to her own name Polya Medvedeva. In the first years she slightly experimented with shades of smoky quartzes from blackest morion to whisky transparent, and in 2015 for the first time she used colorful spinels, which she hid between the filigreed flower ornaments of gold and silver. And only this year she finally crashed into the world of colours, accordingly to the shift from the small to big oil canvases in her work, and new glazing oil technique.
Yet the new colours have not destroyed the attitude of nature, nor a significant elegance of the jewellery line by the artist.
18 KT rose and yellow gold figs are made of pure sugar of the inspiration, rose and smoky quartzes, amethysts, tiny diamonds with a drop of peridots, garnets or the other gems.
Plum (or Pear) Flowers in yellow gold with diamonds and amethysts, smoky quartzes, rose quartzes, garnets, and emeralds.
Plum Flowers in white gold with green quartz and diamonds, and figs from the older collection, now in gold with smoky quartzes.
Earrings Figs in yellow gold with sapphires.
Fragments of the oil works, 2018