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Anna Rosholt Jewellery Design

I am a contemporary jewellery designer and manufacturer working in Cape Town. I graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a BA Fine Arts: Creative Jewellery and Metal Design, before going to London to study Diamond Grading at the Gemological Institute of America.

I feel that my love of beautiful design and quirky taste inspire my work, and my attention to quality and detail are the outstanding features of my jewellery.

My Beetle Range which was launched at Design Indaba 2015 is all about Africa, and all about luxury. Featuring hundreds of hand-made beetles, put together to create very bold, very bling and very beautiful jewellery!

The Beetle range was inspired by the African Dung Beetle, a Scarab Beetle.

Scarabs are members of a worldwide family of tenacious, strong, and beautiful beetles, some of which can move objects over a thousand times their own weight.

The ancient Egyptians were captivated by Scarabs, wearing them as amulets for protection and worshipping a Scarab-headed sun god, Khepri. They believed that at the end of every day the sun would enter the ground and travel from west to east, undergoing a mysterious metamorphosis. The next morning it would rise transformed and rejuvenated. Similarly, the Scarab would enter the earth at nightfall with his dung ball and reappear transformed and rejuvenated the following day.

My Scarab range was also inspired by my Grandmother, who wore gorgeous Scarab jewellery collected on her travels to Egypt. I wanted it to be as beautiful and striking as these beetles, and to celebrate them as symbols of African luxury.

I hope that these pieces make one feel transformed and rejuvenated like the rising sun, and fill you with the power and strength of the beautiful, bold Scarab.

Additional Info
Location
Western Cape
Your Trade
I design and manufacture jewellery
Principle Craft
Metalwork
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