In these recession-gripped times, recycling starts to make sense economically as well as environmentally. Barcelona based jewellery designer and goldsmith Katja Jesek allows you to recycle your gold… but with a special twist. Your gold is not so much recycled as “upcycled.” Clients bring her pieces of old gold they have—often in the form of broken chains, earrings that have lost their pair, or mispurchases that are seldom worn, and Jesek works together with each person to transform the old gold into a new, fresh and desirable piece.
At a recent press event, Jesek demonstrated melting gold and showed already made pieces in styles ranging from chunky and dramatic, to delicate adorned with precious or semi-precious stones. Trained in both Germany and Barcelona but long based in the Catalan capital, Jesek’s work reflects some of the personality of the city’s residents: both the quality and design are to a high standard and the creativity of each piece is present but understated.
Jesek can be contacted via her website, adoromioro.com