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Juliette Polac

Juliette Polac Jewellery maker
Contact
Greek, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+30 6974127459
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Jewellery stories

  • • Juliette started out by transforming old ethnic jewels
  • • Her creations have been featured in various exhibitions
  • • She has run her workshop in Athens since 2000

Jewellery design was a true vocation for Juliette Polac. As a child, she remembers buying pearls in a fabulous Parisian shop to make necklaces and embroider fake collars for her family. Born in Paris, Juliette has been living in Greece for thirty years. Her interest in the diversity of cultural heritage is at the core of her work. Inspired by authentic ethnic objects she collects from around the world, as well as by architecture and sculpture, Juliette subtly fuses materials in her own elegant way. Smooth or hammered silver, gold, bronze, are finely worked and sometimes paired with carved stones, such as rock crystal or quartz. Each of her pieces narrates a unique story where past meets present.

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Works

  • © Anna Psaroudakis
  • © Anna Psaroudakis
  • © Anna Psaroudakis
Photo: © Anna Psaroudakis
Between sea and sky

The brooch reflects intense shades of blue and green. It is made of a silver plate on which a labradorite plate is held together by a gold and silver set, as well as a gold wire that runs delicately through it. It was a crack in the stone that showed the way for the artist to pass the gold thread.

Height 8 cm
Width 7 cm

Photo: © Anna Psaroudakis
An eye on the sky

This ring was modelled in wax then cast in silver, the ring is decorated with two 22k gold dots that have been soldered, as well as a labradorite stone that was meticulously carved. This jewel was created for an exhibition at the Naila de Monbrison Gallery, dedicated to the theme of rings.

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Photo: © Anna Psaroudakis
Sun offering

Citrine crystal, gold and silver are the components of this ring. The jewel was modelled in wax and cast in silver. A 22k gold plate was soldered on the top along with four small set citrine. The shape of the ring is inspired by the Japanese stone headrests, as well as the Ethiopian ones in wood.

Length 3 cm
Width 1.5 cm
Height 2.5 cm

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