Hi! I am Guki Khalsa, the designer and artisan for Guki Khalsa Jewelry. I create abstract jewelry inspired by the intersection of nature and architecture. Among my inspirations are overgrown ruins, agricultural terracing and living walls. I use repetitive and graduated forms to fashion objects that are both organic and geometric. I use gemstones that have the same dichotomy, some are organic with many imperfections and some are free of inclusions.
I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to hand fabricate each piece. I create layers by using hand stamping and granulation techniques, often adding dozens of tiny pieces to make mini vignettes. I add colored gemstones that are bezel set, woven in place and dangle as fringe. My work is fashioned from precious metal sheet and wire as well as precious and semi-precious gemstones.
I have a Masters of Architecture and worked in the field for ten years before becoming a jewelry designer. I draw on my background in designing and detailing luxury homes to bring the same attention to detail and craftsmanship to my jewelry. I am a self-taught jewelry artist and have been selling my work in galleries, jewelry stores and on line since 2007.