Otto Jakob undoubtedly stands out among numerous jewelry names. His jewellery is considered as authentic works of art, looking like exhibits of European Wunderkammer. First and foremost thanks to his inimitable style featuring medieval goldsmith techniques combined with contemporary spirit.
Otto Jakob is a true artist who expresses his ideas and desires by means of different colors of gold, rock crystal from Pakistan, fancy coloured diamonds, picturesque cloisonne enamel, deep red Burmese spinels, diamonds to create unique pendants, brooches, rings, earrigs, bracelets.
His jewels are a kind of visualisation of mutual relationship between human being and nature. When looking at them, surely you will be bewitched by beauty and energy that every jewel breaths.
His masterpieces are exhibited at Daniel Blau gallery and one of the oldest galleries-Colnaghi in London. Exhibited at Tefaf since 2008, Otto Jakob is displayed alongside with prestigious houses like Van Cleef&Arpels, Chopard, Hemmerle and the likes.
Even this time Otto Jakob didn’t disappoint admirers of his unique talent. At the Tefaf 2017 he showcased new pieces among them the most notable are Lale earrings, Nef pendant, Noci earrings, Panther Chameleon hand pendant, Xuanas earrings.
Earrings with naturalistically enameled yellow gold casts of parrot tulip petals.
Yellow and white gold, diamonds, vitreous enamel
Pendant with a hyacinth macaw peeking out of a flower-filled cornucopia (nature casts of a paper nautilus Argonauta hians and flowers of Indian pokeweed Phytolacca acinosa). The engraved feathering of the macaw is covered with translucent blue enamel; the beak and and the eye pupils are enameled black.
Yellow gold, vitreous enamel, briolette-cut diamonds.
Earrings with rose gold casts of walnut twigs (Juglans regia) that are connected by universal joints. The terminal buds are covered with vitreous brown enamel, and the lateral buds are of white gold and micro pavé-set with diamonds. Partially oxidized rose gold, diamonds, vitreous enamel.
Pendant in the shape of a panther chameleon holding onto a hand. The white enemaled hand wears a bracelet set with diamonds and a pair of demantoidnand garnet rings. Except for his back ridge, the chameleon’s body of yellow gold is covered with matted multilayered vitreous enamel of black, blue, green and red color. Its eyes are trapiche emeralds with natural six-painted radial pattern that is through the overlaying crystal lenses.
Earrings with yellow gold casts of St. John wort’s petals (Hypericum perforatum). The ovaries of white gold are micro pavé-set with diamonds and surrounded by stamens and pollen grains covered with matt red enamel.
Yellow and white gold, diamonds, vitreous enamel.
Jewellery Genius Otto Jakob creates imaginative and artistic jewels, featuring incredible craftsmanship and original creativity that we are looking forward to see next year at the Tefaf 2018 in Maastricht.