CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY DESIGN
based in Cape Town, South Africa or better in the Cape Town Metropolitan area or to be precise in the beautiful fishing village of Kalk Bay, South of Cape Town as well as in the cape winelands or to be precise in Franschhoek.
The Kalk Bay boutique shows a wonderful selection of jewellery and is also home to the in-house smithing workshop as well as the bespoke design studio.
The Franschhoek gallery displays a just as impressive collection but introduces a different experience, combining jewellery design with fine art and other design disciplines.
NEW JEWELLERY DESIGNS
we have added a new jewellery design collection to our web presentation that aims at our many, regular customers that want to have a quick peep to see what emerges from the jewellery design studio.
By the way, you can also have a quick look at our facebook page – we publish images of new jewellery pieces or old time favorites there too.
I you need any further details, like prices or where the jewellery is available, please contact us direct, best via email.
The jewellery collection is the result of a 15 year design collaboration between Andreas Betzold & Patrizia Litty. “It reflects our passion for gemstones and a love for the unique and unusual. Our jewellery is of the highest of standards both hand wrought and cast. We work with rare and classic gemstones that we source from Southern Africa as well as worldwide.”
“We enjoy combining different metals such as 24ct gold or 18ct rose gold with sterling silver. We extended our “collage theme” to include different materials such as African blackwood, exotic leather, silk and even peacock feathers. The collection comprises unique or limited edition pieces only, often featuring one of a kind gemstones.”
CUSTOM MADE JEWELLERY
ANPA offers a highly specialized, one on one bespoke jewellery service, these jewellery designs are mainly created in gold or platinum with classic gems such as diamonds, sapphires or tanzanites but ANPA also enjoys working with less known precious gems such as demantoids or tsavorites. The choice is made by the client. ANPA sources any gems required, assists, designs, consults and ultimately creates this special, unique piece of jewellery for you. Most of the bespoke pieces that leave the workshop are engagement rings & wedding bands, created according to your wishes or designed for you.
MOKUME GANE JEWELLERY
or the japanese art of making swords adapted to jewellery design. Mokume Gane is a technique that works with layers of differently colored metals that are transformed into organic patterns with a distinct wood grain feel.
The resulting jewellery is unique, handcrafted and of high quality hence a great option for engagement rings & wedding bands or a special statement piece.
Very few jewellers world wide still possess the skills to create this highly specialized jewellery. ANPA offers a small selection in both boutiques but mainly custom makes jewellery in this technique.
FASCINATION AFRICAN EMERALD
At ANPA jewellery design, we mostly work with African emeralds, predominantly from Zambia & Zimbabwe.
The main difference is a slight variation in colour. African emeralds show bluish undertones. Most interestingly, they often show less inclusions than their South American “sisters”.
The name emerald comes from the Greek word smaragdos and translates to “green stone”,
Emeralds are part of the beryl gemstone family along with the blue aquamarines, pink morganites and yellow heliodors; it is the element chrome that gives emerald its precious colour. The colour of emeralds is so unique that it is literally called ”emerald green” as it cannot be compared to any other shade of green or green gemstone.
Emeralds are gemstones which are loved and revered all over the world. They have a rich history stretching further back then Cleopatra’s emerald mines in Egypt, which some Archaeologists believe were mined before 2,000 BC. Emeralds were also discovered high up in the Andes Mountains long before the Spanish conquistadors arrived in South America in the 1500’s
Emeralds have been used in many cultures for adornment from beads to emerald set jewellery to the funeral masks of the Aztecs in South America. The ancient Romans believed that looking through an emerald would calm the eyes and heal eye infections and in some cases digesting emerald powder was said to relive the symptoms of certain illnesses. European Kings and Queens collected emeralds to symbolize how vast their empires had grown from the English turning to India & Africa, and the Spanish and Portuguese dividing up South America.
Emeralds are regarded as bringing good luck to the wearer and it is believed to enhance both creative and mental abilities. It is said to be calming and promote clear headedness and Emeralds are also believed to be a stone for lovers, representing a faithful and growing relationship.