Mercurious Designs Sterling Silver collections have a rock 'n roll hardcore carefree attitude. They are an eclectic blend of contemporary and tribal styles, somehow bold and timeless. Mercurious Designs is the warped brain child of Momo, a native Londoner, who has been refining his craft for over 20 years. He developed a passion for gemstones while exploring caves as a teenager, discovering underground caverns full of crystals, and he went on to study as a silversmith at college. He now has his studio in Bali, Indonesia where all his designs are hand-crafted. His creations are typified by unusual gemstones designed with an ancestral tribal touch welded to a post-industrial future. They are heavily influenced by natural forms and textures, inspired by mineral formations, the underwater world and wildlife. Mercurious gets its name, strangely enough, from Mercury, the planet that rules communication, and the Messenger of the Gods (aka Hermes). Mercury is also known as Quicksilver, the liquid metal that looks like molten silver.
Mercurious Designs Sterling Silver collections are Heirlooms. Talismans. Fantasies. The collections are all characterized by exceptional hand-made craftsmanship, quality gemstones and unique designs.
Momo: I guess once, long ago, I was fascinated by comic books, fantasy art magazines and mythical literature. Somehow, fortunately, I managed to bring that into my later life by donning the mantle of a merchant adventurer, a global trader, a treasure hunter, a gypsy. I spent many years travelling all over the world, enamoured with various tribes and their different ways of seeing life, while hunting for unusual minerals. These rarest of rocks I would bring to the stone shapers, and I taught myself their art of transformation, searching for spirit in the stone, a play of colour and light. Then after to the feiry forges of the metal magicians, alchemists who could transform base metals into amulets and adornments, pieces of power for the modern warrior. Their bellows gasping as the foot stomps down rhythmically like an alien heartbeat...silver bursting into a molten sun, water spitting and hissing defiantly, as the relentless hammer hits home..how can you not like this? it's elemental, archetypal, ancient, artistic and totally alive!
Bespoke. Let us let you in on a little secret. When you order a Mercurious Designs creation, it is specially made for you, a custom order. There are simply too many combinations of designs, stones and sizes to keep them all in stock all the time, so we keep rough and cut stones and some components always available, and hand build your particular request specifically for you. This may sometimes take a couple of extra days to get it just right, so please be patient with us. We may even be able to substitute an alternative stone of your choice, so don't be shy...let us know what you want, and we will get it together for you...we know they are not for everybody, and we like it that way!