Sara Conte

A thing of beauty
is a joy forever.

John Keats

Gallery

  • Ring, 925 Silber und 750 Gold mit Sternsaphir

    Sterling silver ring with star sapphire set in 18k gold

  • Siegelring, 925 Silber und 750 Gold mit Aquamarin

    Sterling silver signet ring with aquamarine. 18k gold bezel stone setting

  • Ring, 925 Silber und grüner Turmalin

    Sterling silver ring with green tourmaline

  • Siegelring, 925 Silber und Chrysopras

    Sterling silver signet ring with carved chrysoprase

  • 3 Ringe. 925 Silber, 750 Gold und grüner Turmalin

    2 18k gold rings. Sterling silver ring with green tourmaline set in 18k gold

  • Ring, 925 Silber und 750 Gold mit grünem Turmalin

    Sterling silver ring with green tourmaline. 18k gold bezel stone setting

  • Sterling silver earrings with small amethysts and peridots

    Sterling silver earrings with small amethysts and peridots

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber (vergoldet) und graue Süßwasserperlen

    18k gold plated sterling silver earrings with grey freshwater pearls

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber und Amazonit

    Sterling silver earrings with amazonites

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber und "sea blue" Chalcedon

    Sterling silver earrings with "sea blue" chalcedony

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber und Prenit

    Sterling silver earrings with prehnites

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber und Tansanit

    Sterling silver earrings with raw tanzanites

  • Sterling silver earrings with green tourmalines

  • orecchini in argento 925 e piccole perle di fiume

    Sterling silver earrings with freshwater pearls

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber rosé vergoldet

    18k rose gold plated sterling silver earrings

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber (vergoldet) und Süßwasserperlen

    18k yellow gold plated sterling silver earrings with freshwater pearls

  • Sterling silver earrings with freshwater pearls and carnelians

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber mit Türkis

    Sterling silver earrings with turquoise

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber mit Chrysopras

    Sterling silver earrings with chrysoprase

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber, Amethyst und Bergkristall

    Sterling silver long earrings with amethysts and rock crystals

  • Ohrringe, 925 Silber mit Süßwasserperlen und Karneolen

    Sterling silver earrings with freshwater pearls and carnelians

  •  Anhänger, 925 Silber und Labradorit

    Sterling silver pendant with labradorite

  • Lange Kette mit dekorativem Motiv. Kyanit, 925 Silber

    Long kyanite necklace with sterling silver ornament

  • Kette, 925 Silber mit Karneolen und Süßwasserperlen

    Sterling silver necklace with freshwater pearls and carnelians

  • Lange Kette, 925 Silber mit Amethysten und Süßwasserperlen

    Sterling silver necklace with amethysts and freshwater pearls

  • Lange Kette mit dekorativem Motiv. Granat, 925 Silber

    Long garnet necklace with sterling silver ornament

  • Black spinel necklace. Sterling silver and 18k gold coral pendant

    Black spinel necklace. Sterling silver and18k gold coral pendant

  • Armreif, 925 Silber

    Sterling silver rigid bracelet

Technique

Wax modeling and lost-wax casting

After producing a wax model by carving it out of wax or creating it using wax that is soft enough to be easily modelled by hand, you move on to the process known as lost-wax casting. The making of jewelry pieces involves pouring liquid metal alloy into a mold. It is referred to as lost-wax casting because the casting mold is created using a wax model that is melted away to leave a hollow chamber in the middle of the mold. This technique has been used for thousands of years and is still widely used today. It is a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewelry. The best thing about casting is that it gives you enormous freedom to be highly creative. You can form wax into any shape imaginable and at the same time experiment with different textures and decorations.

About me

I am an Italian goldsmith. I was born and grew up in Rome and, after a long stay in Moscow, I moved to Berlin.
I studied foreign languages and literature and have done several interesting jobs in the creative and cultural sectors, including working in film production companies, at a local radio station, and for cultural management organizations. 
For a long time, goldsmithery was just a wonderful hobby, but then I gradually realized that I truly loved it, and I decided to make it my profession. I therefore returned to Rome to attend the silversmithing and goldsmithing courses at the Accademia delle arti orafe. There I became acquainted with the technique of wax modeling, which opened up even more fascinating creative possibilities for me.

Contact

Sara Conte
Via dei Corazzieri 79 – 00143 Roma

If you want to see (and try) my handmade jewelry creations,

come and visit my atelier in Berlin-Schöneberg.

Send an email to

kontakt@saraconte.de and make an appointment.

 

See you at the next Christmas Markets:

Handwerklicher Weihnachtsmarkt Frohnau

Zeltinger Platz

13465 Berlin

08. December 2018, from 11.00 to 18.00 pm

09. December 2018, from 11.00 to 18.00 pm

Handwerklicher Weihnachtsmarkt

Mexikoplatz

16.December 2018, from 11.00 to 18.00 pm