Shaped by a background in geology and archaeology, Delphine Nardin is a self-taught jeweler. Her approach is similar to that of an artist. Each piece is unique and is born of her experiences and unexpected discoveries. The materials are carriers of memory and energy: sea glass made beautiful through erosion, rough stones formed billions of years ago, and other vestiges gleaned from here and there. “Less is more: I like minimal gesture and simplicity. I am attracted to found materials, carrying memories of the sea and the elements, the idea of accident, erosion - like a contemporary archaeology.” Underlying is a disregard for time, to draw beauty from simplicity and to grasp a trace of the intangible.