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Jacqueline Mina

OBE
b.1942

Stiptwist Bracelet

18ct gold wiggly striptwist, 6g
H:6.5cm W:6cm D:0.5cm
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Earrings II, Aleatoric Series

18ct gold, platinum fusion inlay
H:1.6cm W:1.6cm
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Linear Earrings, 2021

18ct gold
H:2cm W:1.5cm
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Diamond Ring, 2017

18ct gold with platinum curls fusion inlay, three diamonds set in platinum, approx size R
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Lapel Pin II, 2022

18ct gold with platinum wiggly wire fusion-inlay
H:1.5cm W:1.2cm
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Lapel Pin I, 2022

18ct gold with platinum spiral fusion-inlay
H:1.7cm W:1.7cm
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Impressed Abstract Texture Earrings III, Gold Variations Series, 2022

18ct gold
H:2.8cm W:1.5cm
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Rik Rak Circle Ring III, 2022

18ct gold, size M
D:1.7cm
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Straight Striptwist Earrings, 2022

18ct gold
H:2cm W:0.4cm
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Impressed Abstract Texture Earrings I, Gold Variations Series, 2022

18ct gold
H:1.3cm W:0.9cm
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Impressed Abstract Texture Brooch, Gold Variations Series, 2022

18ct gold with platinum set diamonds (0.24ct)
H:6.4cm W:4.7cm
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Tulip Petal Pin, 2021

18ct. with platinum fusion-inlay
H:3cm W:2.2cm
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Striptwist Bangle, 2014

18ct gold
H:0.7cm D:6.5 (inside)cm
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Textured and Pleated Brooch I, 2014

18ct gold
H:6cm W:4cm
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Swirl Earrings

18ct gold with platinum fusion-inlay
H:1.2cm W:1.3cm
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Small Earrings

18ct gold with platinum fusion-inlay
H:0.6cm W:0.5cm
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Earrings

18ct gold with platinum fusion-inlay
H:1.4cm W:0.5cm
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Spiral Earrings

18ct gold, platinum fusion inlay
H:2.2cm W:2.2cm
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Twisted Earrings

18ct gold
H:1.9cm W:0.3cm
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Linear Earrings

18ct gold
H:1.6cm W:1.2cm
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Aleatoric Earrings

18ct gold, platinum fusion inlay
H:2.7cm W:2.4cm
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18ct Gold and Platinum Fusion Inlay Ring I

18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay, X4 diamonds set in platinum, approx size T
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Ear Studs

18ct yellow gold
H:1.9cm W:0.3cm
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Textured Ring, Aleatoric Series, 2016

18ct gold, platinum, diamonds, size N1/2
H:2.3cm W:2.1cm
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Textured Brooch, 2002

18ct gold
H:7.7cm W:3.6cm
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Forged Coiled Ring, 2017

18ct yellow gold, approx size M1/2
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Brooch, 2017

18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay
H:5cm W:5.6cm
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Platinum & Gold Pattern Brooch, 2017

18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay
H:5cm W:5cm
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Stripe Textured Earrings, 2009

18ct gold
H:2cm W:2cm
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Earrings, 2014

18ct gold
H:1.7cm W:1.7cm
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Textured Brooch, Aleatoric Series, 2016

18ct gold, platinum, diamonds
H:3.8cm W:3.5cm
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Earrings, Aleatoric Series, 2016

18ct gold, platinum fusion inlay, diamonds
H:1.9cm W:1.8cm
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Gold and Platinum Earrings, 2017

18ct gold and platinum
H:11-2.3cm W:03-1.3cm
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Narrow Striptwist Necklace, 2015

18ct gold
D:12.2cm
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Coiled Ring II, 2011

forged 18ct gold, approx size L
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Pleated Necklace, 2016

18ct gold with side hook fastening
H:18cm W:15cm
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Swirl Earrings

18ct gold with platinum fusion inlay
H:2cm W:2.1cm
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Displaced Shapes Brooch, 2016

18ct gold and Platinum fusion inlay, emery surface from the 'Aleatoric Series'
H:5.5cm W:5.5cm
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Rik-Rak Studs I, 2021

18ct gold
H:1.6cm W:1.6cm
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Gold and Platinum Studs ‘Aleatoric Series’, 2015

18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay, displaced drilled and cut, emery surface
H:1.8cm W:1.8cm
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Rectangle Earrings, c.2004

18ct gold, platinum fusion-inlay
H:2cm W:1.5cm
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Earrings (4 diamonds)

18ct yellow gold and diamonds
L:9.5cm
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Striptwist Earrings

18ct gold
L:2.4cm W:0.4cm
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Collection of Gold Rings, 2014

18ct gold, 18ct gold, 18ct textured gold, platinum tesserae fusion inlay
W:0.6cm
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18ct Gold Brooch

18ct gold
H:1.4cm W:5.6cm
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Pleated Brooch, 2011

18ct gold; textured and pleated
H:4cm W:3.5cm D:1.5cm
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Jacqueline Mina

OBE
Born: 1942
Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire

I aim to achieve an aesthetic result that obscures the technical rigours of its production. I am preoccupied mainly with the surfaces of precious metals (which I always affect in some way before construction begins) and with form – juxtaposing the play of light, reflection, lustre with characteristic angle, curve and line – inspired by an abstraction of nature and art, and particularly of the human form. I am intrigued, too, by the potential for dialogue between inner and outer planes, with random patterns imprisoned within strictly delineated edges, the inclusion of chance, and the visual tension created by the contrast and harmony of all these factors.

A Lecturer at the Royal College of Art from 1972 until 1994, Mina has made a significant contribution to art education and has provided a great source of inspiration to her students; many of whom have become distinguished jewellers. Winner of the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Jewellery in 2000 for ‘consistent innovation and a significant contribution to contemporary jewellery… for subverting and taking precious metal techniques to the extreme’, Mina also received an OBE for services to Art in 2012. In 2011, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths honoured her career with the retrospective exhibition, Dialogues in Gold, which brought together a selection of her work spanning almost her entire career to date. It included pieces that are still regarded as seminal today; ground-breaking pieces for contemporary practice in precious metal. This was followed by Touching Gold, an exhibition which toured the UK.

Jacqueline Mina’s technical brilliance, allied with her strong artistic curiosity has resulted in a range of sensuous, understated work, which has a rare aesthetic presence in the field of contemporary gold jewellery. Her superb technical accomplishment in manipulating precious metals is combined with a fine, painterly eye. Sources of inspiration include the Venetian Palazzo Fortuny with its textile drapes; featuring devoré velvet with their etched patterns.

Public collections include: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; V&A Museum, London; Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; Crafts Council, London; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; Leeds Museums and Galleries.


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