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. If you are looking for a custom made piece of jewellery, please make an appointment with Andreas +27 (0)833019011
The Franschhoek gallery displays a just as impressive collection but introduces a different experience, combining jewellery design with fine art from the African continent, artists from 10 different countries are presenting solo or group exhibitions.
LOVE THE RAIN | winter collection 19
our relationship with this time of the year has shifted dramatically after the drought of 2017. Capetonians never looked forward to the cold and damp Cape winters and preferred to follow the sun, many leaving to explore summer seasons in Europe. Now, a little drizzle can create a storm on facebook. People expressing their gratitude, joy and deep appreciation.
I read somewhere. Rain gathers in clouds until they burst and the precious load returns to earth, where we might brew a beautiful cup of tea. While we enjoy it, we might see the cloud in the cup….
Its a beautiful image of the circle of life, the way everything is connected and then of course brings me back to my life, my passion – the jewellery ……..
Our jewellery designs are influenced by the natural world. We love gemstones that are shaped like raindrops and occur in water colours.
Aquamarine means water of sea and was believed to be gift from the mermaids. Aquamarines are thought to sooth the nerves and give courage during storms.
Blue Topaz comes in a variety of shades from Sky blue to Swiss Blue. Wearing Blue Topaz is said to ward off the cold. Lapis Lazuli is a royal blue gemstone that has been used since the age of the Egyptians Pharaohs.
Lapis Lazuli is thought to enhance clear thinking and creativity.
The shimming movement of cloud like Grey Moonstones and bright Rainbow Moonstones reminds us of the rain. Moonstones are one of the birthstones for June along with Pearls. Moonstones are believed to bring health and prosperity just like the rain.
We are inspired by raindrop shapes both in our designs and in the shape of the gemstones we use. Drop shapes can be seen throughout our jewellery range of earrings and rings from Clear Quartz to fiery Garnets.
The jewellery collection is the result of a 17 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.
Topaz is considered a sacred stone in Southern Africa and is revered amongst nomadic tribes for its healing and spiritual properties. Topaz is found in many African countries from Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria to Madagascar.
Topaz has been called the stone of “True love and it is believed to symbolise Fidelity, loyalty and faithfulness. Topaz represents both the 4th and 23rd wedding anniversaries and it is a wonderful gemstone for any celebration. Wearing Topaz in jewellery from rings to necklaces is believed to remove negativity and replace it with love and happiness.
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”,