Designer: Andreia Gabriela Popescu, Romania

Biography:
My name is Andreia Gabriela Popescu. I was born in Bucharest, Romania, on 04.08.1973. I am designer and manufacturer of contemporary jewellery since 2010. I am also teacher of contemporary jewelry. I always liked to create! At first my interest in jewelry came as an addition to my palette of concerns, being constantly drawn to art and creation, but has evolved into a career change. I create contemporary jewelry unique and limited series, and also costume products. Made from gold, silver, gems, and semiprecious natural stones next to unconventional materials, my collections are strongly linked to the inspiration of the moment and comes from everywhere around me: forms, sensations, feelings. My jewellery always starts from a concept. I like to build on my jewelry the story behind them.
Contemporary jewelry means for me applied art! I create all kinds of jewelry for men and women, but most of all I love to create rings. Rings represent for me a means of communication and of highlighting the important matters. A special ring makes you feel good, but it can also be the business card of your personality. My jewelry stands out through daring volumes and new finishes of the surfaces. Their apparent difficult wearability proving to be complex and atypical.

The concept of A-TOPIC Collection is based on the Pascalian theme:

MAN = a thoughtful REED.

“Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but thi is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal

The human fragility condition is like a reed because the human is mortal (his fragility to stay steel in the midst of so many hostile circumstances), and the human greatness because he has reason.
For Blaise Pascal, Man is a creature suspended between everything and nothing: but NOTHING compared to Infinity, and EVERYTHING compared to nothingness.
The tragic human condition results in his inability to determine the exact place that he occupies in the universe, to choose between two contradictory trends.

According to Pascal’s thoughts, the man may be considered as an “ATOPIC” being,

A = without and TOPOS = place…

he does not know what step to place himself on.

The collection contains 15 pieces of jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, brooches, cufflinks, all of them are crafted in gold, silver and bronze.
All the artworks in the A-TOPIC Collection are unique pieces or limited series.

Photos from the Collection:
Brooch “A-TOPIC Ruby brooch”, 2017
14K Yellow Gold, ruby and bronze
Photo credit: Alexandru Boghian

Brooch “A-TOPIC Silver & Gold brooch”, 2017
14K Red Gold and 925 Sterling Silver
Photo credit: Alexandru Boghian

Necklace “A-TOPIC Gold necklace”, 2017
14k Red Gold and gold plated bronze
Photo credit: Alexandru Boghian

Ring “A-TOPIC Gold & Diamond ring”, 2017
14k Red Gold and white diamond
Photo credit: Alexandru Boghian