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Salima Thakker

Salima Thakker Jewellery maker
Contact
Dutch, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 476423995
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Translating human connections

  • • Salima sees technique as an alphabet
  • • She refuses to set herself any form of boundary
  • • Her creations seek to amaze and surprise

Coming from a background that is half Indian, Salima Thakker was introduced to the adornment from a very early age. Attending art school at the weekends aged 16, she soon understood that she wanted to do something where she could not only design but also create and craft her own ideas. While a student at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, she met her teacher Sofie Lachaert. “While I was working at her gallery, I encountered various jewellery artists, which motivated me to open my own shop in 2001. But first I continued my training at the Royal College of Art in London and I did an apprenticeship in the Italian city Padua, where I had the honour to learn from the Italian masters Graziano Visintin and Francesco Pavan.”

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Works

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Finite infinity

This elegant ring was handcrafted from a single strip of 18k yellow gold. The strip of gold was hand worked, shaping it into a voluminous three-dimensional ring. The colour helps emphasise the depth and curled up feature of the ring.

Height 1.72 cm
Width 1.58 cm

Salima Thakker Jewellery maker
Photo: ©Salima Thakker
One2one

These 18k yellow gold earrings are built from a combination of studded strips, connected together to create an intricate surface. Each earring is mounted with a golden South Sea pearl.

Height 2.6 cm
Width 1.2 cm

Salima Thakker Jewellery maker
Photo: ©Salima Thakker
Modular

This bracelet is made from 18k yellow gold and patinated silver. Wedged tubes, connected with small golden wired beads trail over the body like a second skin.

Height 18 cm
Width 5.5 cm

Salima Thakker Jewellery maker
Photo: ©Salima Thakker
Facets

The features of this 18k rose-gold ring reflect the wonderful shape and geometry of the emerald cut pink tourmaline with which it has been adorned. The ring is part of a series that celebrates the different cuts that gems and diamonds have undergone over the past centuries.

Height 2.6 cm
Width 2 cm

Salima Thakker Jewellery maker
Photo: ©Salima Thakker
Grid

The shape of Grid ring, 18k rose gold set with a champagne coloured diamond, is made possible by piercing a golden sheet, enables Salima Thakker to mould it into a strange yet elegant shape. The created mesh also functions as settings for the smaller diamonds on the sides.

Height 3 cm
Width 1.2 cm

Salima Thakker Jewellery maker

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