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Regina Aradesian

Regina is an award winning designer maker of exquisite enamelled jewels.  Her work explores the intricacies of the cellular world observed through a microscope combined with traditional Armenian patterns.

The jewellery is formed from precious metals with transparent plique-a-jour enamels, which when lit from behind create the impression of tiny stained glass windows.  The technique of plique-a-jour uses transparent enamels without metal backing allowing light to intensify the luscious colours used.  Each piece is hand filled with a combination of two to three enamel colours and fired, a colour alchemy which means no two pieces are exactly the same. The jewels are decorated with engravings of her Armenian roots, especially ancient manuscripts and interiors.

Aradesi Jewellery sells work through selected galleries and boutiques, trade fairs and exhibitions including The Goldsmiths’ Fair.  Regina is a graduate of Central St Martins College of Art & Design, where she first developed her plique-a-jour techniques and has subsequently been recognised for her skills winning Design and Craftsmanship Awards from The Goldsmiths’ two year in a row.  She is also on the committee of the British Society of Enamellers and teaching enamelling masterclasses at Holts Academy.

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