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David Sandu

David Sandu Jewellery maker
Contact
Romanian, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+40 721451693
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Walking a personal path

  • • David founded a contemporary jewellery school in 2010
  • • He holds the title of Supplier to the Royal House of Romania
  • • He received a Best Romanian Design award in 2015 from Forbes Romania

David Sandu began to discover the secrets of jewellery making at the age of 13, under the guidance of the Romanian sculptor and jeweller Vlad Gherghiceanu. Looking back, the call to practise this craft arrived organically. "It was never a rational choice. I perceived it as a path I could walk on for a long time and it turned out to be true," he says. The learning process was not an easy one, but everything that happened later proved him right. He has participated in international projects and exhibitions and has won significant awards. In 2010, David founded the Assamblage School of Contemporary Jewellery, playing a major role in the formation of a new generation of jewellers and the rebirth of this profession in 21st century Romania.

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Works

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Floating Fragments – Brooch 1

We travel. We seek. We collect. We classify. We emphasise. Often times, without clearly foreseeing the value or meaning of some objects, we keep them for a moment when we will understand and analyse what was important in meeting with that idea, form or object. This elegant sterling silver and bronze brooch, part of David Sandu’s Floating Fragments series, embodies that moment.

Length 16 cm
Width 13 cm

Photo: © Stefan Vartolomei
Floating Fragments – Brooch 2

We travel. We seek. We collect. We classify. We emphasise. Often times, without clearly foreseeing the value or meaning of some objects, we keep them for a moment when we will understand and analyse what was important in meeting with that idea, form or object. This elegant sterling silver and bronze brooch with an iridescent piece of malachite-lazuli, part of David Sandu’s Floating Fragments series, embodies that moment.

Length 14.5 cm
Width 10 cm

Photo: © Stefan Vartolomei
Floating Fragments – Brooch 3

We travel. We seek. We collect. We classify. We emphasise. Often times, without clearly foreseeing the value or meaning of some objects, we keep them for a moment when we will understand and analyse what was important in meeting with that idea, form or object. This elegant sterling silver and bronze brooch with an iridescent, circular piece of lapis lazuli, part of David Sandu’s Floating Fragments series, embodies that moment.

Length 16 cm
Width 11.5 cm

Photo: © Stefan Vartolomei
Floating Fragments – Brooch 4

We travel. We seek. We collect. We classify. We emphasise. Often times, without clearly foreseeing the value or meaning of some objects, we keep them for a moment when we will understand and analyse what was important in meeting with that idea, form or object. This elegant sterling silver and bronze brooch with a piece of smoky quartz, part of David Sandu’s Floating Fragments series, embodies that moment.

Length 18.5 cm
Width 8 cm

Photo: © Stefan Vartolomei
Floating Fragments – Brooch 5

We travel. We seek. We collect. We classify. We emphasise. Often times, without clearly foreseeing the value or meaning of some objects, we keep them for a moment when we will understand and analyse what was important in meeting with that idea, form or object. This elegant sterling silver pendant, fitted with an ammonite encrusted with a sapphire, part of David Sandu’s Floating Fragments series, embodies that moment.

Length 14.5 cm
Width 11 cm

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