Craft jewellery and the role of the artist
A piece of craft jewellery is a treasure. Something unique and special, which carries the brand name and part of the very essence of its creator. It is much more than precious materials; its value lies in the authenticity, in its design, in the manufacturing process and in the desire of the artist to reflect part of their soul in a handmade item of jewellery.
The artist and their work
It is very difficult to describe in words the union that exists between the artist and their work. The creative process from when you have the idea, the reflection on paper, the manufacture and finally seeing the finished piece. They are not only a series of actions that result in an object. In each moment, the artist reflects their emotions, their past, their world… the message they want to transmit to us.
A piece of craft jewellery is something more than an object to wear and match with your clothes: it is art. It is something very personal, a link between the item of jewellery and the artist, and at the same time a link between the artist and you. When you have an item of craft jewellery you are wearing a part of the creator’s soul, of everything they have experienced and the emotions and outlook they have transmitted. What you have is something unique and exceptional in every sense of the word.
What differences are there between a piece of signature craft jewellery and a standard piece?
An item of craft jewellery is made entirely by hand. The production process is elaborated and requires great dedication. Craftspeople use traditional instruments or more innovative ones for each part of the piece of jewellery, but this is always linked to the virtuosity of the person. In the case of Majoral, we follow manual procedures passed on from generation to generation to create unique works of art.
Quality of the materials
Another distinctive trait of craft jewellery lies in the materials, their quality to be precise. From the origin, to the good use of the instruments, they are indispensable for maintaining a high level of the standards required.
The cultural influence
It is extremely important and is related to the capacity of the artist to transmit it to the item of craft jewellery. The materials, the appearance and the meaning have a major cultural influence of where it is made. In our case, the influence of the Mediterranean Sea and the landscape of the Islas Pitiusas (the islands of Ibiza and Formentera) are our main inspiration. A great many of our collections respond to this muse, which have inspired so many artists before us.
On being made entirely by hand, quality control is constant. An item of craft jewellery is always under the supervision of the artist and all those involved in producing it. The quality obtained in this way is exceptional and totally distinct from standard jewellery.
To sum up, we can understand that we are not speaking of a simple object, but of a unique piece. The series of factors that result in the creation of an item of craft jewellery is what marks the difference.