Gerard McCabe Presents a very special exhibition as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) festival.
During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gerard McCabe Designer Nazanin Mohammadkhani painted the raw and dark emotions she, and all of us were feeling. That sparked the idea that what we all needed was to touch, embrace, and hold one another again. Touch would lift us out of the darkness. This idea evolved into a sublime jewellery design based on the power of touch, fit for a rare pink diamond.
Love. It’s a powerful emotion in any language. The Amore pink diamond ring draws upon the idea that love, through its support, and touch, has the power to transform all those that it connects with.
From one individual experience, the designer’s paintings gave voice, texture and sense to another’s and it became a collective shared experience. This is represented by a beautiful ring of many layers which hallmarks the inner transformation we undergo as we bear a new sense of self, new perspective and a stronger devotion to love.
Together we are lifted by love.
Nazanin is an award-winning Design Director at Gerard McCabe. Jewellery is her passion and she is devoted to transforming ideas into beautiful realities. Holding a Master of Industrial Design qualification, Nazanin is also qualified in over five different jewellery certifications, and has fine art training. With a sophisticated, luxurious style, Nazanin creates designs with perfection in mind both for Gerard McCabe collections and Unique creations for clients.
Michelle has been exploring the creative arts for 15 years as a visual artist and 10 years as a photographer, both of people capturing emotive wedding shots as well as jewellery at Gerard McCabe. Michelle enjoys the incredible experience of being able to photograph the fine details each time she gets to capture the facets, colours and beauty overall.
Claire has been a photographer for Gerard McCabe for 3 years, having honed her craft over more than a decade. Working with romantic product like engagement and wedding rings, Claire enjoys also working with couples as a wedding photographer and in portrait shoots. Claire finds it fascinating to photograph gemstones up close in her day to day role at Gerard McCabe. She loves creating images that really capture the incredible craftsmanship, design and story told by the precious luxurious stones and metals.
In 2020 our lives changed, and our minds were thrown into chaos. We lost our ability to touch, smile and connect, our faces were hidden by masks. It wasn’t safe anymore to hug our dearest ones – to touch was to put people in danger.
To survive we need more than just physical health, we need our lost souls to find their way to life. . .
Discover the full catalogue including technical specifications of artworks, some of which are available to purchase. Explore the story of each individual piece and how it relates to the creation of the spectacular Amore Pink Diamond ring.