Fabrice Schaefer

Fabrice Schaefer works predominantly in gold and titanium, 'noble' materials with quite different properties. He admits a fascination for the hardness of titanium and he rejects silver, for the most part, as being too soft. Paradoxically, he also loves metal because of its "forgiving" nature, as it can be re-welded, formed or cast, allowing mistakes to be corrected; "nothing is ever really lost" he says. Fabrice mainly creates rings, which he believes are the most essential jewellery, "the be-all and end-all" for its close contact with the skin.