Hic habitat felicitas, nihil intret mali
I would like to begin this article with this Latin motto. I am passionate about the Roman and Greek world from which I have been taking my source of inspiration for many years. When I looked at Christina Brummet’s site, I was positively surprised to find these wise and uplifting ancient Roman words that mean: “Here the happiness lives, nothing evil might enter“. This inscription is visible on a mosaic at the base of Mozart memorial in Mozartplatz Square in Salzburg (Austria), and it has become the incipit of Brummé’s website.
I immediately understood that Christina and I had a lot of things in common. I wasn’t wrong: it was so nice to talk to her and to learn about her love for art, culture and history. But there was another surprise to me: Christina speaks Italian and no wonder for someone who loves classical antiquity and art. The Art par excellence permeates her creations that are full of meaning and evoke a lot of references. The other thing that struck me is that she is not obsessed with the quantity and the number of jewels she can produce. For this reason, her pieces of art are unique and for a few people.
These earrings are named 67°48’N23°6’E. These are the coordinates of Kiruna, in Sweden where an iron meteorite impacted the earth more than a million years ago. Two large slices of that meteorite adorn the drop earrings.
During our interview, Christina told me that when she was a teenager, she dreamt of becoming an architect, an interior designer, a marine biologist, an astrophysicist or a goldsmith. Actually, th