Gerda Flöckinger CBE:
Spotlight Exhibition

April 2, 2016 – December 31, 2016


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Bracelet #931

18K gold, apricot cultured pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #704

18K gold, cultured white pearls, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #713, Set of 3

18K gold, grey pearl, blue pearl, diamonds, moonstone


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #990

18K gold, diamonds, green/black cultured pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #994

18K gold, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #1055

18K gold, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #21

Pierced silver, cabochon tourmalines, garnet


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #93

Oxidized silver, 18K gold, cultured pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #94

Sterling silver with cabochon emeralds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #406

18K gold, turquoise half-globe


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #524

18K gold, pearls, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #528

Oxidized serling silver, opal cut by the artist, 18K gold, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #694

Sterling silver, 1K gold, three dark diamonds, grey cultured pearl


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #897

18K gold, thirteen colored diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #920A

18K gold, diamonds, 3 grey pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #970

18K gold, pink tourmaline, colored diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #990

18K gold, colored diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #992

18K gold, pearl, colored diamonds


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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Bracelet #931

    18K gold, apricot cultured pearls

    2.4" diameter

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Earrings #704

    18K gold, cultured white pearls, diamonds

    9.3cm x 2.2cm x .2cm

    Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and pictured in the exhibition catalogue, 1986.

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Earrings #713, Set of 3

    18K gold, grey pearl, blue pearl, diamonds, moonstone

    Large earring: 14.1cm x 2.2cm x .4cm
    Disc with diamonds: 18mm diameter
    Grey pearl earring: 10mm x 10mm x 12mm

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Earrings #990

    18K gold, diamonds, green/black cultured pearls

    5.6cm x 1.8cm x .4cm

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Earrings #994

    18K gold, diamonds

    1.2cm x 1.2cm

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Earrings #1055

    18K gold, diamonds

    19mm x 19mm

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #21

    Pierced silver, cabochon tourmalines, garnet

    Width of band: 25mm
    Outside diameter: 29mm
    ~ US Size 8 1/2

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #93

    Oxidized silver, 18K gold, cultured pearls

    Width of band: 38mm
    Outside diameter: 24mm
    ~ US Size 7 1/4

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #94

    Sterling silver with cabochon emeralds

    Width of band: 38mm
    Outside diameter: 24mm
    ~ US Size 8 1/4

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #406

    18K gold, turquoise half-globe

    Width of band: 17mm
    Outside diameter: 23mm
    ~ US Size 8

    Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and pictured in the exhibition catalogue, 1986.

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #524

    18K gold, pearls, diamonds

    Width of band: 23mm
    Outside diameter: 23mm
    Total length of the band and hanging elements: 79mm
    ~ US Size 5 3/4

    Exhibited several times at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as well as Goldsmith's Hall.

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #528

    Oxidized serling silver, opal cut by the artist, 18K gold, diamonds

    Width of band: 27mm
    Outside diameter: 21mm
    ~ US Size 6 1/2

    Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and pictured in the exhibition catalogue, 1986.

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #694

    Sterling silver, 1K gold, three dark diamonds, grey cultured pearl

    Width of band: 22mm
    Outside diameter: 21mm
    ~ US Size 5 1/2

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #897

    18K gold, thirteen colored diamonds

    Width of band: 15mm
    Outer diameter: 21mm
    ~ US Size 6 3/4

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #920A

    18K gold, diamonds, 3 grey pearls

    Width of band: 33mm
    Outer diameter: 20mm
    Width of largest disc: 22mm
    ~ US Size 7

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #970

    18K gold, pink tourmaline, colored diamonds

    Width of band: 26mm
    Outside diameter: 21mm
    ~ US Size 5 3/4

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #990

    18K gold, colored diamonds

    Width of band: 21mm
    Outside diameter: 20mm
    ~ US Size 6

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    Gerda Flöckinger CBE
    Ring #992

    18K gold, pearl, colored diamonds

    Width of band: 21mm
    Outside diameter: 21mm
    ~ US Size 6 1/4

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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Bracelet #931

18K gold, apricot cultured pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #704

18K gold, cultured white pearls, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #713, Set of 3

18K gold, grey pearl, blue pearl, diamonds, moonstone


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #990

18K gold, diamonds, green/black cultured pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #994

18K gold, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Earrings #1055

18K gold, diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #21

Pierced silver, cabochon tourmalines, garnet


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #93

Oxidized silver, 18K gold, cultured pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #94

Sterling silver with cabochon emeralds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #406

18K gold, turquoise half-globe


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #524

18K gold, pearls, diamonds


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×

Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #528

Oxidized serling silver, opal cut by the artist, 18K gold, diamonds


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×

Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #694

Sterling silver, 1K gold, three dark diamonds, grey cultured pearl


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #897

18K gold, thirteen colored diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #920A

18K gold, diamonds, 3 grey pearls


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #970

18K gold, pink tourmaline, colored diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #990

18K gold, colored diamonds


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Gerda Flöckinger CBE
Ring #992

18K gold, pearl, colored diamonds


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There is a variety and richness to the elegant jewelry of Gerda Flöckinger. Using high carat gold, unusual stones, pearls and colored diamonds, she creates beautiful jewels that are both sculptural and majestic. A pioneer in every right, Flöckinger has reinvented – and continues to invent – fusion techniques on an elaborate and sophisticated level. Her meticulous control and intense emotional involvement with her work enable an impossibly fine balance between line, texture, metal and stone. Sensual, fluid, tactile, her jewelry gives immense pleasure to both wearer and viewer – an instinctive artist and consummate creator, she is passionately individual in all aspects of her creativity. She is the first living female to have an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1971 and had another exhibition at the V & A in 1986. In 1991, she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth for her contribution to the arts and was awarded the title of CBE. Her work – with its beautiful colored stones and rich and subtle textures – is now at its most integrated and refined. Always marked by its expressive freedom, her jewelry also has an extraordinary physical presence. It is her instinct and vision, her belief in visual enrichment of the highest order, which makes her such a remarkable artist.

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Left: Cover of catalog to accompany 1986 exhibition of Gerda Flöckinger’s work at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.

 

 

 

Quotes

“Gerda Flöckinger’s work is a definitive statement of her individuality, but beyond that, it reflects a deep involvement, both emotional and intellectual, and a superb understanding of the true meaning and function of jewellery. In fact it was the advent of her jewellery that brought the debate on the question of whether jewellery could be ‘art’ once more into the foreground.” Barbara Cartlidge, Electrum Gallery

“Flöckinger’s establishment of an experimental course in jewellery at Hornsey College of Art in 1962 marked a watershed in the regeneration of jewellery design …. she proved to be an inspirational teacher …. her importance extends far beyond her influence on others, however, for her output is of the highest calibre both technically and aesthetically …. a unique contribution has been the development of new techniques using the controlled fusion of gold and silver … one of the finest jewellers of her time, Flöckinger has been both uniquely individual in her creative output and profoundly influential ….” Dr. Elisabeth Goring, The Royal Scottish Museum

“The first piece of contemporary jewellery commissioned by the Museum, a choice that recognised Gerda Flöckinger’s pre-eminence in the emerging alternative jewellery scene in London.” Clare Phillips, Victoria & Albert Museum

“Gerda Flöckinger is one of the key pioneers of the revival of jewellery making in this country. without her imagination, innovation and inspiration as an example much of what has followed may never have happened. She blazed a trail for the distinguished women jewellers who followed. With her we light the blue touch paper of a renaissance.” Sir Roy Strong, writer, historian, and former Director Victoria & Albert Museum

Selected Collections

  • Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
  • Crafts Council, London, UK
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK
  • Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
  • Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London, UK
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally