Daphne Krinos

Daphne Krinos is inspired by London, where she lives. She works directly with metal, the material with which she feels most at ease. Several collections are designed using stones as a starting point, exploring different methods to hold them in order to show their best potential. This sometimes involves using traditional setting techniques, but occasionally pushes Krinos to be more inventive.  She loves gold for its light-absorbing quality when it is unpolished. When silver is used, it is usually heavily oxidised, reminiscent of ironwork, giving her jewellery a graphic, drawing-like quality and which accentuates the colours of the stones she uses.


  • 1955 Athens, Greece


  • 1980-81 Engraving, Sir John Cass College of Art
  • 1976-80 BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Middlesex Polytechnic


  • 2017 Winner ‘Ambassador Necklace’ diamond competition, Goldsmiths’ Company
  • 2008 Equipment Grant, City Fringe Partnership
  • 2005 Gold Award, Goldsmiths’ Company
  • 1982 Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 Colour Theory, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2017 Architectural Jewellery, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2017 Metal Scapes, London Craft Week, Studio Fusion Gallery, London
  • 2017 Contemporary Silver at the Savile Club, London, with Bishopsland Educational Trust
  • 2017 Fifty Facets, Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltaire
  • 2017 20:20 Visions, ACJ exhibition, touring UK
  • 2016 Showcase, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA
  • 2016 Summer showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
  • 2016 Earrings 3, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • 2015 Solo Exhibition, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
  • 2014 30 Years in the Making, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
  • 2014 New Earrings, Galerie Noël Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada, and touring
  • 2014 Silver at Drapers’ Hall, with Bishopsland Educational Trust, London
  • 2013 Masters of Modern Jewellery, Beetles and Huxley Gallery, London
  • 2013 Us At Work, exhibition at Romilly Saumarez-Smith’s home, London
  • 2013 Special, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
  • 2013 Rings, Studio Fusion Gallery, London
  • 2012 Diamonds, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
  • 2012 Queen of Diamonds, Electrum Gallery, London
  • 2011 The Studio Jewelry Movement 1950–2011, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA
  • 2011 Mending Broken Hearts, Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
  • 2009 Creation II, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • 2008 Fresh Forms, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
  • 2008 Brilliance, Craft Central Gallery, London
  • 2008 Black and Gold, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2008 Diamonds, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2007 The Earring Show, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • 2007 Cosmima at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2006 The Gold Mark, The Scottish Gallery at Thomas Goode, London
  • 2006 Midsummer Madness, Electrum Gallery, London
  • 2006 Renaissance, Broughton Gallery, Scotland
  • 2005 Bewitched, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
  • 2004 500 Rings, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • 2002 Jewellery from paintings, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA

Selected Publications

  • 2016 New Necklaces, Nicolas Estrada, Promopress Editions
  • 2016 Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Janice Hosegood, Arnoldsche
  • 2013 New Earrings, Nicolas Estrada, Thames and Hudson
  • 2011 21st Century Jewelry, The Best of the 500 Series, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books
  • 2008 Adorn New Jewellery, Amanda Mansell, Laurence King
  • 2008 Creative Stonesetting, John Cogswell, Brynmorgen Press
  • 2007 The Earrings Book, Yvonne Kulagowski, A&C Black
  • 2006 The Jeweller’s Directory of Gemstones, Judith Crowe, Firefly
  • 2002 The Rings Book, Jinks McGrath, A & C Black
  • 2000 Jewellery Design: the Artisan’s Reference, Elizabeth Olver, Quarto
  • 1998 Jewellery Moves, Amanda Game and Elizabeth Goring, NMS publications
  • 1990 20th Century Jewelry, Caroline Pullee, Apple Press
  • 1985 The New Jewellery, Trends and Traditions, Peter Dormer and Ralph Turner, Thames and Hudson


  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • The Goldsmiths’ Company, London
  • Crafts Council, London
  • British Council
  • Stafford Art Gallery

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