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Sergei Novikov

Sergei Novikov Jewellery maker
Contact
Russian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+7 9605417820
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Creating hidden treasures

  • • Becoming a jeweller was Sergei's childhood dream
  • • He spent two years designing fantasy video games
  • • He uses jewel beetles and sea urchins in his works

Bird's nests, butterfly wings, spider's webs… the world of Sergei Novikov’s jewellery resembles a magical forest. A native of the ancient Russian town of Yaroslavl, he is a true nature lover, and has British textile designer William Morris as one of his aesthetic icons. In Sergei’s hands, a sea urchin shell found on the shores of Crimea becomes a thistle flower ring. He thrives at skilfully fusing together ebony and ivory, silver and mother-of-pearl, precious stones and beetle shells. Sergei takes particular pleasure in decorating the backs of his pieces, pairing birds with leaves and frogs with mosquitoes or dragonflies.

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Works

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Caterpillar

This pendant with a caterpillar crawling on a branch was made from silver, blackwood gems and finished with enamel. A falling autumn leaf contrasts with the bright green colour of the caterpillar.

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Parks and squares

Sergei loves English gardens and manor houses. This is the most important inspiration when designing his works. The shape of this ring combines a bush of thyme and the wings of a beetle, conveying a Victorian spirit.

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Norwegian woods

The design of this ring was inspired by the snowy forests of Norway. Silver balls on the branches of the ring represent snow and a citrine crystal represents the sun rising over the forest.

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Apple tree

Sergei drew his inspiration for this ring from the natural forms that grow in his garden. The ripe scarlet apples are set on a background of golden autumn leaves.

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Full moon

Sergei wished to convey his vision of the moon and its craters through this silver and blackwood ring. From the empty crater, the viewer sees how dark objects appear. They resemble balloons that hold the moon in the air.

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