Hailing from different experiences we first met in Italy where we opened our first joined studio. JAD was born in 2015, both an artistic duo and a jewelry brand.
We are actually based in Malta where we have taken part to several Colletive Exhibitions. In 2019 we placed third at the Campari - Negroni 100 Art Competition and second at Maltese Artisan Award for precious metals.
At the beginning of 2020 we did our contemporary jewelry solo exhibition, Southern Depths and Northern Lights: Different Likeness.
We are panel members of the Malta Creative Collective an independent, collaborative and purpose-led movement that brings together like-minded creatives currently based in Malta.
Our aesthetic and design explore the emotional undercurrents linking us to the natural elements, telling of the strength of the geological forces, of the depths where silver comes from, of the levity of a blow or of the force of the gales stirring the sea. In our pieces we put the wonder for the strenght of life, for its fragility, for the human attempts to understand whether the passing of time and the changes we percieve are real or only a construct of the mind.
There might be small signs or strong evidences of these concepts, scattered through a whole collection or concentrated in one single piece. But in each of our pieces there part of this story, of our thoughts and emotions, be it the simplest ring or the collector's piece.
We explore techniques and materials to create unique jewelery, from solid silver to extra-thin wire.
Our jewelry are for people who think and feel, who refuses to be easily defined, who have a story and look for stories, young and olds, who seek for something more than the dominant aesthetic and way of thinking. Different, in any possible, beautiful, way.
FOR THE PLANET
We are all part of the same life and we feel we are committed to respect it in all the possible ways. Our business model is itsel a slow, respectuf, way of producing. We have our own workshop and our pieces are all handmade with great care. They are made for last.
We use upcycled silver and ethical semiprecious stones.
Gioia Clavenzani + Ivano Ghinelli
Inigo Taylor took our photo. His merit if we look good :)