Five rising jewellery designers inspired by contemporary art and architecture

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[F]rom minimalist keepsakes to uber-graphic designs, below is Hunger’s edit of the emerging designers to watch bridging the gap between jewellery and contemporary art…

OOAK

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Founded in 2012 by Alice Xu as a place to share her love for fashion jewellery and design, OOAK offers to bridge the existing gap between high-end designer pieces and commercial jewellery.

MING YU WANG

With a modern approach to designing statement jewellery and influenced by contemporary architecture and minimalism, New York based Jennifer Wang founder explores the connection between wearable art and the human form.

NECTAR NECTAR

NECTAR NECTAR was born out of a deep-rooted passion for developing self-sustaining communities. They work to engage talented artisans to hand-craft statement jewellery utilising traditional artistic techniques, known for their contemporary aesthetic with a hint of rich traditions.

J.Hardyment

Where minimalism meets with unconventional, thoughtful designs. Welding together artful influences, the brand takes inspiration from a span of periods in art history and product design, with an aesthetic rooted in the present.

EJING ZHANG

Ejing Zhang / Photographer: Nina Raasch Model: Anna (Models1) Stylist: Lauren T Franks Make-up and Hair: Rebecca Muir Assistant: Gemma, Fong
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Founded in 2014, London-based EJING ZHANG graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Textiles Design. Through the combination of thread, wood and resin, EZ creates intricate jewellery by highlighting the cross section of the mixed media resin tile, revealing its abstract and detailed core.