The first time I met “Momo” of Mercurious designs I was a mere 17 travelling to the Tucson gem show for my first time with Mom and a good friend from high school to help her shop for the store and see the sights. I remember meeting him and his buddies at their booth and recall him asking us in his English accent ”you girls are so white! you must be Canadian! do you tan by moonlight?”
Over the years we have become close friends, sailing in Bali on a pirate ship with his family and adventuring in Europe. We are proud to carry Momo's art and look forward to sharing a few of his unique designs with you all.
Excerpt from Momo's website:
"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."