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Discover Benelux | Design feature | Marc Lange Jewellery
Surprising combinations TEXT: JANINE STERENBORG | PHOTOS: MARC LANGE, ERNA FAUST
Unexpected combinations of materials, colours and ways of assembling. These are the features of the beautiful jewellery made by Marc Lange, a respected and award winning jewellery designer from the Netherlands. “I combine precious metals such as gold and silver with industrial metals such as titanium and black zirconium,” explains Lange, “you can see this very well in ‘Ozephius’.” This is a beautiful layered ring gently studded with diamonds. “I finish one metal shiny, another one matt.” This results in a beautiful contrast within the jewel. “The twinkling diamonds add to this contrast even more!” This way of playing with material is what distinguishes Lange’s designs. It is the result of twenty years of experience in and a talent for
both the technical and creative side of creating a jewel. Composing a ring like Ozephius requires a whole different way of working than using only gold and metal: “Titanium and black zirconium can’t be soldered, so I need to work with them differently. I use small pins to gently screw the different metals together and vice the diamonds in the ring at the same time.” It is no wonder Lange won the Dutch Design Competition for the second time last year! Almost all jewels by Lange are custom made. And they are worth traveling to Lange’s shop in Alkmaar for, when, for instance, you are looking for a wedding ring. Lange: “What’s better than spending a romantic weekend in a beautiful city when you’re on the hunt for a jewel you’ll wear the rest of your life?” www.marclange.nl
The way Marc Lange combines materials and colours is what distinguishes his designs from regular gold and silver jewellery.
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