‘Geometric silver’ earrings


For this exhibition, Joel Smyth created a new collection of contemporary sterling Silver jewellery, ‘Geometric Silver’, which is designed with the elegant geometric shape, the circle, as its underpinning feature. The pieces are constructed and tested in his own workshop, ensuring robust and enduring jewellery created with this precious and versatile metal. This jewellery has been kept to a minimal weight, ensuring long hours of use without undue strain on the wearer.

Artist Bio

Joel designs and makes award winning contemporary jewellery from his studio in Northern Ireland. His imaginative, engaging designs, made with skill and precision, reflect a true passion for his craft.

He graduated from Belfast School of Art with a First Class Honours Degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing and has won awards and exhibition opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. A piece from his debut collection ‘Tactility’ was awarded a Goldsmiths Craftsmanship & Design Council (GC&DC) Bronze Award, 3D Conceptual Jewellery. Pieces from the collection have been included in several publications and exhibited around the United Kingdom.

Joel has received several important commissions including the design and making of twelve award trophies for the Ulster University Excellence Awards 2019, and the Dame Gillian Weir Medal for the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition for 2020 & 2023.