Sydney Lynch is an accomplished metalsmith and designer whose jewelry includes both one-of-a-kind jewels and multiples, each piece made by hand in her studio. Most of the collection is executed in bi-metal – an alloy of 22K gold and sterling silver – that allows her to contrast yellow gold surfaces with oxidized sterling silver for the dramatic designs for which she is known. Colorful gems – including peridot, aquamarine, iolite, tourmaline, moonstone and pearls – are a signature in her work.
Sydney notes about her work: “My design vocabulary derives from a wide range of sources which reflects my person interests: the natural forms of rocks and seashells that I’ve collected since childhood, the lines and contours or landscapes where I’ve lived and traveled, the rich surfaces and intriguing shapes I find in the weathered areas of the city.
I continue to be interested, and inspired by, tribal and ancient jewelry that illustrates the human need for arranging found objects in new, personal patterns. My jewelry designs tend to be abstract, leaving the wearer open to create a personal, intuitive relationship with the piece.”