‘Ancient Treasure’ Earrings


By Cameron & Breen


These Ancient Treasure Dangles are set with green Tsavorite garnets and mandarin garnet cabochons in hand carved and engraved yellow gold. The theme “RE-New” has many connotations here but mainly through our recreation and renewal of ancient designs and patterns found in museums and the natural heritage sites of Ireland into contemporary wearable forms. Further to the theme we have used 100% recycled 9ct yellow gold to create these earrings. Our ancient treasure collection is a celebration of the unique outcome achieved by hand carving and hand engraving using traditional goldsmithing techniques in our studio. We create a raw aesthetic inspired by early Celtic mark making and stone carvings found throughout Ireland. Discoveries of ancient forms and patterns found in museum artefacts influence ideas with each piece being one-of-a-kind and set with stones, inspired by the colour palette of the Irish landscape.


Materials: 9ct yellow gold, tsavorite garnets, Mandarin garnets. Measurements: 7 x 36mm


Artist Bio

A collaborative made up of Martin Cameron and Laura Breen, both contemporary Irish goldsmiths who work in their studio based in Randalstown Co. Antrim. Martin and Laura celebrate each unique outcome achieved by hand forging, wax carving and engraving, often using tools they have made by hand. Creating a raw aesthetic inspired by early Celtic mark making and stone carvings, traditional goldsmithing techniques are applied to create one-of- a- kind jewellery using precious metals and stones. With an amalgamation of their different skill sets, they design together but use their individual expertise to contribute to the final piece.