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.
MOKUME GANE | spring collection 19
the Cape was blessed with good winter rains and we are ready to welcome spring and summer full of blooming trees, sunshine and warmth.
Mokume Gane is a specialised ‘smithing’ technique that stems from Japan and means WOOD GRAIN – all inspired by the trees around us that are starting to blossom, we created a small collection of mokume gane jewellery.
The pieces are made from various metals but mostly created from combinations of silver and copper, enhanced with beautiful gems such as citrine, diamond or topaz. We hope that you will enjoy this small, precious collection as much as we do…
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.
Sapphires are part of the corundum gemstone family along with rubies which are the red corundum. Originally Sapphires were only recognised as a blue gemstone but they occur in a kaleidoscope of colours.
These include unusual Sapphires like the Padparadscha Sapphire a very beautiful pinkish orange sapphire named after the Lotus blossom and colour changing sapphires that change appearance depending on the light.
Sapphires have been used in jewellery throughout history but up until the 19th century the other coloured sapphires were given misleading names like “oriental peridot” for green sapphires and “oriental Topaz” for yellow sapphires.