Imagine the golden summer light of a warm pink sand beach, your dress flowing in the salty breeze, and you and your groom dancing barefoot on the edge of the ocean. This is the exotic feeling of summer that Alexandra Mosher’s collection of pink sand jewelry emulates. Each handcrafted piece is unmistakably Bermudian. Each gorgeous design is glowing with a splash from the glittering sea.
Bermudian artist Alexandra Mosher draws from the island’s natural beauty to create inspired, sculptural jewelry.
“I create expressive and original pieces,” she explains. “They’re certainly conversation starters. There is nothing more fascinating than taking art as we know it and giving it a whole new context on the body. I make sculptures to be worn.”
Considering Alexandra’s background as an artist, it is no wonder her intricately sculpted jewelry designs have been influenced by her studies in fine art.
“I developed a love for craft at a very young age, and was often creating little presents for my parents out of assembled found objects,” she said. “My family still has a collection of pretty little things I made them.”
Alexandra studied studio art at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and later, jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She launched her line of jewelry in 2005 and since that time has won several prestigious awards for her collections.
Her process involves the ancient technique of lost wax casting; she first hand carves her designs in wax and then casts them in silver and gold in limited numbers.
“I remember reading an art critic’s review of my work and feeling like I was on the right path when he said he was surprised at how I could create such original pieces at such an affordable price,” Alexandra said.
Although her work is highly coveted, she has something for every level of collector.
Alexandra is perhaps best known for her Bermuda Reef Collection in which she incorporates Bermuda’s famous pink sand into sterling silver and gold to create captivating pieces of wearable art.
“People ask me, ‘Is it a gemstone?’” said Alexandra. “I just love watching their reaction when I explain how I’ve set our beautiful sand into each unique piece.”
Visitors often share that their daughter, sister, or friend would never forgive them if they didn’t bring a little something from her pink sand collection back home as a gift.
“It warms my heart to hear that,” she beamed.
Finding a little piece of your own is a delightful experience. You can find the lovely Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery Flagship at 5 Front Street in Hamilton and some of her collections at A.S. Cooper & Son’s stores island-wide as well as at Regali Boutique at Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Resort Boutique at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery
Flagship Store & Studio
5 Front Street, Hamilton