Owen Sweet Design

About Owen Sweet Design

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Owen Sweet jewelry encompasses the perfect union of nature, music and sculptural design. Incorporating the human form as an element of his designs, Owen’s artistry poetically joins forms of nature with a sophisticated aesthetic sensibility.

Owen’s profession as a jewelry designer was a natural transformation for his career. From an early age, Owen tapped the currents of rhythm in his surroundings and expressed what he saw and felt through his fingers; he continues to tap these same currents as a source of inspiration for his designs. Owen embodies the essence of his inspirations in wearable art, which he refers to as “Silhouettes of Nature”.

Owen is attracted to the malleability of 18-karat gold into fluid designs that are both comfortable and sensual. Born and raised in South Africa, Owen was surrounded by the beauty and luster of Diamonds and Precious Gems he incorporates Diamonds, as well as semi-precious stones. His South African heritage is also an influence in his designs’ minimalist simplicity, their clean lines and understated femininity.

Though still inspired by his native land, Owen also gains inspiration from the places in which he now dwells: The urban landscape of his current home, St Petersburg Florida, offers a palatable zest of beats and rhythms that Owen subtly reflects in his designs.

About the Designer

After coming to the U.S.A. in 1980, Owen has continued to pursue his decade-long passion for art jewelry and design. Working first under some of Europe’s great designers, his distinctive style flourished, which testifies to the masters he has worked under. After working in the U.S. for 10 years with some large retail shops and small jewelry art shops, Owen has gone out on his own. His geometric streamlined jewelry has unquestionably become his signature. To put it in his own words, “To my mind a piece of jewelry is a sculpture in miniature against a human background.”

Art jewelry in the U.S.A today reflects the inner social and emotional feeling of our society. Art jewelers have been growing under direct influence of the international art jewelry of our century. In Owen Sweet we find a creative artist whose jewelry reflects a special dynamic movement, which is both daring and romantic. His jewelry speaks in a very emotional and almost African language. The viewer immediately responds to his jewelry, and through this response experiences pleasure. Owen fashions gold into smooth geometric forms or ever crude African sculptures which shows the bridge he has built between his birth place and his new home in Florida.