"At first glance, my jewelry looks clean, elegant, one-of-a-kind. But on second glance, your eyes widen and your smile broadens as you realize it all moves in tiny, delicate ways."
For thirty years, form, color, movement, simplicity, and versatility have been key elements of Gabriel Ofiesh's work. All of his jewelry is distinguished by its curves, simple forms, and smooth, graceful surfaces. The artist often uses diamonds to punctuate form or to accent color mixes, but their use is secondary to a piece's overall design.
Although his work is always evolving, Ofiesh is conscious of maintaining design continuity. Threads of past design elements emerge in new ways and in new pieces. Clearly recognizable design themes are a hallmark of this artist's work, as is its eminent wearability and comfort. Most of Ofiesh's work incorporates moving elements. With the flick of a hinge, a ring becomes a pendant. Or among the artist's patented Orbit Collection, a band of brilliant diamonds set in platinum spins around a simple gold bead or elegant ring.
All of the artist's work is designed, forged, and formed by hand. Since Ofiesh is a self-taught goldsmith, he uses tools in non-traditional ways, and his methods are often unconventional by jewelry standards. He is as creative in his approach to design as he is open-minded about how to make things work.