Rudolf Heltzel makes gold and silver jewellery incorporating a variety of gemstones such as diamonds, quartz, sapphires, crystals and rubies. For Heltzel, jewellery-making is part of a living cultural heritage and he takes inspiration from the history, mythology and symbolism of precious metals and stones. Each of his pieces is crafted meticulously by hand using some of the world’s oldest jewellery techniques.
Heltzel’s work is influenced by art deco style and modernist aesthetics. In his current collection, he plays with irregularity and balance, combining 18 carat yellow gold with distinctive, angular stones, including an asymmetrically-cut carnelian and a mirror-cut quartz.
Originally from Germany, Rudolf Heltzel has lived and worked in Kilkenny since 1966.
Private collections nationally and internationally
|2009||The Devil’s in the Detail: A celebration of Rudolf Heltzel, The Hunt Museum, Limerick|
Group Exhibitions and Fairs
|2004/2005||Rudolf Heltzel and Sonja Landweer, The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny|
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