Something Beautiful in Jewellery – John Robertson and Vertices Edge

9 March, 2017

It’s not easy to find an example of generative jewellery design which has successfully cracked the fashion market. But for this month’s edition of Something Beautiful in Jewellery, we found one. Today, I bring you the work of one John Robertson and his company VerticesEdge.

The Curvaceous collection from VerticesEdge

This particular suite of designs (the Curvaceous bracelet and ring) has done rather well with the fashion press as of late, including being featured in several fashion periodicals, including Vogue, Conde Nast’s Brides, and Tatler. Why that’s remarkable is not only was this design made in CAD/CAM and 3D printing, but it was made by CAD, thanks to generative algorithms of Grasshopper.

Indeed, it seems pretty much every piece of jewellery he sells on his site is a marvel of technical innovation.

John Robertson from Vertices Edge working in Rhino

See more jewellery from VerticesEdge

John himself has been around for a long time in the field of product design CAD. He’s made models for manufacturing and 3D printing across a wide range of media, including architecture, fashion, sculpture, bioprinting, and of course jewellery. His list of collaborations is, and includes anti-cyberbullying charities, the Goldsmiths company, 3D Systems engineers, and architectural restoration in Italy.

John Robertson working on a bracelet

Find out more about John Robertson’s work

WRITTEN BY

Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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