DAPHNE KRINOS

London. Greek-born. Works with gold & silver, sometimes oxidised black. One of Europe’s leading designers, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Kaleidescope. In the collection of the Crafts Council & British Council plus Stafford Art Gallery & Goldsmiths Company. Outlets include Electrum,  Lesley Craze& C.A.A., all London & The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

necklaces, silver, citrine crystals

Artist's Statement

My jewellery is not entirely planned before I start making it. I do not work to detailed drawings, I need to experiment with the material itself. The starting point is always metal, and it has always been so, during the past twenty or so years. My four year training was very strong on design and this remains the most important thing to me. I would like to think that my jewellery reflects the qualities of the materials I use. I believe that a finished piece should show the processes used to make it; I never over decorate, cover up or try to disguise and alter the texture of the metals I chose to work with.
I look at a great deal of jewellery and metalwork from various periods and cultures, but I wouldn’t place my main influences directly from those. My ideas come from the world around me, especially the part of London I live in:  Numerous buildings under construction or various stages of demolition,all sorts of structures like fences, barriers, gates etc. as well as a great deal many natural forms.

Sometimes a design comes after getting a particular stone which is cut in an unusual way  or has interesting markings and flaws.  Occasionally it is the colours of gold and certain stones that evoke memories of Greek summers, that lead to particular pieces. 

Further Images


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Architectural brooch, oxidised silver, tourmaline


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Necklace and earrings, oxidised silver, tourmaline quartz, black tourmalines, diamonds

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Earrings, 18 carat gold, diamond beads

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Rings, 18 carat gold, diamonds


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Neclace, brooch, earrings, oxidised silver, diamonds, black tourmalines. From "dripping with diamonds" collection

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necklaces, silver, citrine crystals

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