In Collaboration
— with

Aida Bergsen

WONDERLAND QUEEN. Born in Nicosia into a family of artists and having studied in France, the multicultural Aida Bergsen has established the heart of her workplace in Istanbul. Confirmed and renowned Talent she creates as a sculptor, a discipline she practiced in the studio of the esteemed figurative artist Irfan Korkmazlar in the 1980s. This was followed by various studies in prestigious institutions in the field of jewellery arts. Central Saint Martins in London, the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul where Aida works with the best and most traditional goldsmiths. Later, she honed her skills and perfected the art of lost wax carving in the jewellery workshop of Mehmet Kabas, one of the founders of Urart, amongst the first Turkish jewellery companies to gain a worldwide reputation and clientele for its Byzantine and Ottoman inspired pieces. A "communion of dreams" is how she describes the meeting of jewellery design and sculpture, with us humans at the junction of the two. The result is the concept of 'wearable sculptures'. Each one is meticulously hand-carved in wax, then transformed into a timeless piece of jewellery using traditional techniques, by the best. “Those old masters - they can do anything," she says of her craftsmen. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning, Aida’s eye-catching work is sold mainly in high-end establishments around the world. She sculpts what she sees, with nature being very present. Her gaze is kind, elegant and gentle, yet assertive and confident. She sculpts the fables of her beautiful wonderland, full of magic, delicate creatures and dancing flowers. Empowering and elevating creations that allow us to appreciate life and all the beauty that surrounds us. "When I start working on a new project, the first thing I do is to connect with my emotions. My approach to my work is very personal, very sincere," Bergsen tells the Sunday Mail. For the Auction, we have chosen HEDERA earrings with a noble aura, a versatile piece which can be worn as chandelier earrings, ear covers, studs and pendants. Bibliography: “Women Jewelry Designers” by Juliet de la Rochefaucauld, ACC Art Books, 2017 ; “Fine Jewellery Couture, Contemporary Heirloom” by Oliver Dupon, Thames & Hudson, 2016. In June 2022, Aida's work is presented at "JEWELLERY TALENT OF TODAY", a novel initiative that SECOND PETALE has put in place with CHRISTIE'S JEWELERY PARIS to spotlight remarkable talent on the global Jewellery Art scene. To find out more about the initiative, visit the "JEWELLERY TALENT OF TODAY" COLLECTION. All images: courtesy of the designer