Petronilla Silver - Melanie Georgacopoulos

Melanie Georgacopoulos
Showing at Collect 17
February 2nd - 6th

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At Collect 2017 Georgacopoulos will show her new jewellery collection, for the first time using Mother of Pearl.

This fabulous new collection aims to explore the potential of Mother of Pearl and its beautiful iridescent multi colours. By taking this flat material and creating seamless three dimensional diamond and emerald forms, Melanie continues to discover new relationships between gemstones and pearls in contemporary jewellery.

Her 2007 Royal College of Art M.A. exhibition explored the idea of deconstructing the pearl necklace, since when she has worked almost exclusively with pearls.

Awards include Theo Fennel Prize (highly commended). In 2007 she was featured in a Financial Times article written by Janice Blackburn entitled "Heirlooms of Tomorrow".

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Mother of Pearl Tile Four Colour Necklace </em><span>Yellow, pink, peacock and white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct white gold and white South Sea Pearl. Photo: Packshot Factory</span></p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Mother of Pearl Tile Four Colour Necklace Yellow, pink, peacock and white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct white gold and white South Sea Pearl. Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Tile Double Bracelet</em> Yellow, pink, peacock and white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct white gold and white South Sea pearl 5 x 18 cm Photo: Packshot Factory</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Tile Double Bracelet Yellow, pink, peacock and white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct white gold and white South Sea pearl 5 x 18 cm Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Tile Short Necklace </em>Yellow and white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct white gold and white South Sea pearl Photo: Packshot Factory</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Tile Short Necklace Yellow and white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct white gold and white South Sea pearl Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Triple Loop Long Necklace</em> All white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct yellow gold and golden South Sea pearl Photo: Packshot Factory</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Triple Loop Long Necklace All white mother of pearl tiles with 18 ct yellow gold and golden South Sea pearl Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Mother of Pearl Diamond earrings</em> 18ct yellow gold with white mother of pearl diamonds. <span>Photo: Packshot Factory</span></p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Mother of Pearl Diamond earrings 18ct yellow gold with white mother of pearl diamonds. Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Mother of Pearl Diamond ring</em> 18 ct yellow gold with golden mother of pearl diamond Photo: Packshot Factory</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Mother of Pearl Diamond ring 18 ct yellow gold with golden mother of pearl diamond Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Mother of Pearl Emerald Cufflinks</em> 18 ct yellow gold with peacock, lavender and white Mother of Pearl emeralds and 8mm Peacock freshwater pearls Photo: Packshot Factory</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Mother of Pearl Emerald Cufflinks 18 ct yellow gold with peacock, lavender and white Mother of Pearl emeralds and 8mm Peacock freshwater pearls Photo: Packshot Factory

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Large showpiecewith silver oxidised chains and 12-3 mm white freshwater pearl strands</em> photo: Patrick Shutler</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Large showpiecewith silver oxidised chains and 12-3 mm white freshwater pearl strands photo: Patrick Shutler

<p>Melanie Georgacopoulos <em>Double ended diamond necklace with white freshwater pearls and 18ct yellow gold</em> 2012 photo: Jeremy Johns</p>

Melanie Georgacopoulos Double ended diamond necklace with white freshwater pearls and 18ct yellow gold 2012 photo: Jeremy Johns

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