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Edu Tarin

Edu Tarin Jewellery maker
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English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 1782301422
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A master of two worlds

  • • Edu is a gemstone carver and goldsmith
  • • He combines cutting-edge technology with tradition
  • • He takes an artistic approach to jewellery

It is rare that an artisan can master two completely different materials, but the Spanish-born goldsmith and gemstone carver Edu Tarin combines his knowledge of processing precious metals and precious stones to create unique pieces of jewellery. So it comes as no surprise that his path was influenced by two different masters. “Since I was a child I have been learning goldsmithing techniques from my father Eduardo Tarin Ruiz, who has been a goldsmith for 50 years now," he says. "And for more than three years I learned the art of stone carving through my work with Hans Ulrich Pauly.” The remarkable quality of Edu’s work recently earned him the Preis des Handwerks given by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Mold E1

Eduardo has combined his two specialities in the creation of this brooch: lapidary art and goldsmithing. The granite and silver complement each other, one giving sense to the shape and function of the other. The granite was carved with the help of CNC technology, in collaboration with artisans from Klein & Becker GmbH & Co. KG, and the silver was applied by electrotyping.

90 mm
105 mm
55 mm
160 gr

Edu Tarin Jewellery maker
Photo: © Manu Ocaña
Antípoda 4

The metal was electroformed to shape this brooch, which is a reflection on the delicate balance between humanity and materiality. Eduardo’s inspiration was drawn from the thought that one cannot exist without the other, but a lack of balance can result in them both losing their meaning.

110 mm
70 mm
65 mm
48 gr

Edu Tarin Jewellery maker
Photo: © Edu Tarin
G0D2

To create this pendant, Eduardo carved and polished a piece of lapis lazuli, which can be loosely embedded in the space left in the raw stone. To find the inspiration for the contrasting textures, he explored the structure of the rough stone, searching for its limitations and its inner beauty, finally revealing its hidden essence. In this way, he gives several aspects to a single element.

110 mm
100 mm
55 mm
95 gr

Edu Tarin Jewellery maker
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G0E1

This pendant was carved from a block of labradorite. When not worn, it can be placed in the space left in the raw stone. To find the inspiration for the contrasting textures, Eduardo explored the structure of the rough stone, searching for its limitations and its inner beauty, finally revealing its hidden essence by polishing the surface. In this way he gives several aspects to a single element.

80 mm
70 mm
55 mm
85 gr

Edu Tarin Jewellery maker
Photo: © Edu Tarin
G0B1, G0A1, G0C1

These pendants were carved from raw stones and carefully polished to reveal the hidden essence of each one. Eduardo explores the structure of the rough stones, searching for their limitations and intrinsic beauty.

80 mm
70 mm
55 mm
75 gr

Edu Tarin Jewellery maker

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