Maike Valcarcel

Maike Valcarcel uses the Korean technique of Keum-Boo to create a unique range of jewellery.

Cape Town-based goldsmith and jewellery designer Maike Valcarcel creates one-off pieces with an African touch. Her work combines a variety of materials ranging from silver, gold and other precious metals with gemstones and diamonds to pebbles and found objects. Valcarcel is passionate about colour and texture and her designs are made using Keum-boo, an ancient Korean gilding technique of fusing precious metals to create a pattern. All her designs tell stories of individuality and adventure and she is a member of the Fine Ounce Goldsmith Collective.