Galerie Magazine | Creative Minds

Gallerie Magazine Creative Minds
Gallerie Magazine Creative Minds

Galvanized by the spirit of alchemy and fueled by a passion for pushing the boundaries of jewelry design, Adam Neeley has captured the attention of Galerie Magazine Creative Minds issue. Lucy Rees, in a captivating feature, delves into the world of this Californian metalsmith and jewelry designer who is redefining the art of adornment.

Neeley’s creative journey is one of constant exploration and experimentation, earning him the moniker of a “Modern Alchemist.” Through his work, he seeks to transmute the ordinary into the extraordinary, blending elements of nature with the cutting-edge techniques of modern jewelry design.

Rees’s article shines a spotlight on Neeley’s innovative approach, highlighting his use of materials and techniques that defy convention. From the graceful curves of his designs to the vibrant colors achieved through gradient gold alloys and vibrantly anodizing of titanium, Neeley’s pieces are not just jewelry—they are works of art that evoke emotion and spark wonder.

At the heart of Neeley’s creations is a deep reverence for the natural world. His designs often draw inspiration from the beauty of nature, whether it’s the fluid movement of a wave or the intricate patterns found in a leaf. Each piece tells a story, capturing a moment of beauty and transforming it into wearable art.

Spotlighted in the article and as pictured above, “Oriana” ring features a vibrant 14.19 carat asscher cut orange sapphire nestled in an asymmetrical setting, crafted in Adam’s innovative SpectraGold™ & accented with complementing canary to white diamonds. Signifying the first light of day, “Oriana” ring is a captivating part of the High Jewels Collection and on display at Laguna Art Museum exhibition, Modern Alchemy.

Now, Neeley’s artistry is on full display in his first museum retrospective at the Laguna Beach Art Museum. The exhibition, titled “Modern Alchemy: The Fusion of Art and Nature in the Jewelry Designs of Adam Neeley,” invites visitors to immerse themselves in the world of this visionary designer. On view until July 29, the retrospective showcases Neeley’s evolution as an artist, from his early inspirations to his latest groundbreaking creations.

For those enchanted by the intersection of art and craftsmanship, Neeley’s exhibition is a must-see. It offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a designer who dares to dream and brings those dreams to life in shimmering metal and gemstones. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply an admirer of beauty, the Laguna Beach Art Museum provides the perfect backdrop to experience the magic of Adam Neeley’s jewelry.

As Galerie Magazine celebrates the Creative Minds of the art world, Adam Neeley stands out as a true innovator. Through his dedication to his craft and his unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries, he continues to inspire and captivate. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness his transformative work at the Laguna Beach Art Museum before the exhibition concludes on July 29.

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From his Laguna Beach studio, designer and goldsmith Adam Neeley pushes the boundaries of modern jewelry design. Born a gem-lover and educated at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America and Le Art Orafe, Adam has spent his life mastering the craft and art form of jewelry making and design. As a member of the American Jewelry Design Council, Adam is honored to share his expertise and passion with the world. His award-winning jewelry is celebrated by jewelry collectors, industry authorities, including MJSA and AGTA, and the Smithsonian Institution. We invite you to learn more by visiting our About Adam and Welcome pages.