Claudio Pino

If I were to summarize the work of Canadian maker Claudio Pino into a few words intricate would be my first choice. Complex and refined steampunk would also come to mind.

Claudio grew up watching his father carve miniature ships from chunks of wood, a transformation that took months in front of his 7 year old eyes. Maybe it was that patient step-by-step whittling down of the rough wood to detailed form that influenced his approach to jewellery making. He obtained his Professional Jewellers’ Diploma from l’École des métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal in 1995. In 2011, with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, he pursued a master’s degree in the study of platinum at Holt Academy Jewellery in London and received intensive individual training from Master Jurgen J. Maerz, former director of Technical Education for Platinum Guild International, USA. He also trained in stone faceting at the Ashton Gemstones Studio in California. Whew!

My first thought when I came across one of his pieces was – how comfortable would that be to wear 🤔. Luckily…

 ‘During the creative process, I never forget that someone will be wearing the ring. Therefore, rings first need to be very comfortable and belong to the hand. My rings come alive only when they find their owners’.

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Vena Amoris. 14k gold, 925 silver, amethyst, pearl, fire opal
Trilogy 2013 platinum, 14k gold, prasiolite, amethysts
Trilogy (2013). platinum, 14k gold, prasiolite, amethysts
platinum fleur de neige 2013 18k gold 950 platinum, amethyst
Platinum Fleur de Neige, 2013. 18k gold, 950 platinum, amethyst
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Golden Elegance. 18k gold, pink tourmalines, pearls, carnelian
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Magnificence Stellaire. 14k gold, 924 silver, opal, chrome diopsides, emerald, moonstones, pearls

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