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A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Jewelry Making with Sibilia

2008-190-19_f_2048x2048by Morgan Pearce, THE MET Store Magazine

Evoking ancient patinas found on Pre-Columbian objects, Sibilia’s textured jewelry expresses her special artistry

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store works with artists and craftspeople around the world to offer exquisite products that reflect our collection of 5,000 years of art.

Necklace, Pre-Columbian, coral, turquoise, cotton

Master jeweler Fernanda Sibilia and her team of seven highly skilled artisans have been working together for the past twenty years to create handmade jewelry using traditional metalsmithing and jewelry techniques inspired by the local art, markets, and culture of Buenos Aires.

Ms. Sibilia notes, “the Pre-Columbian Galleries were inspiring.” Looking at her designs, like the Crescent Chain Necklace, our Two-Tone Bib Necklace or our Patina Circle Pin, you will note similarity to precious objects in our collection, which features jewelry of similar shapes as well as heavily patinated copper sculpture and jewelry typical of the period. This melding of ancient inspiration and techniques with modern designs makes our Sibilia jewelry a treasure to behold.

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