I am naughty and playful, so do my art pieces; Abstract and elusive jewellery pieces that trick their viewers. Facing my jewellery pieces, expect excitement, unexpectedness, and innovation.
I have experimented with a variety of goldsmithing techniques such as Marriage of Metal, Macume-Gane, and Anticlastic rising, combining them with enameling and stone setting to add the desired colors, forms, and textures. This, first, quenches my thirst for learning new things, and second, enables me not to feel limited to execute whatever is in my mind.
Roozbeh Rastegar was born into an artisan family in Tehran, Iran. Unlike his family, he first studied mathematics in high school and then ceramic engineering at university. He has always been fascinated by the creativity exuding from the minds of artists and inventors; the process in which they add something new to this world and give life to something that didn’t exist before.
After experimenting with a variety of different art-based fields such as hand drawing and painting, graphic design, and photography, he established his fashion design business where he designed and produced a variety of leather-based products including bags and accessories.
After immigrating to Canada, he began seeking a career that could incorporate his hand skills and creative mind, and he took the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College, graduating in 2020. While in school he received two prestigious awards. One from the Canadian Gemological Association as an Emerging Artist Award and the other for achieving the highest GPA from the Canadian Jewellery Association. His line of one a kind jewellery and limited production work is made by hand and sold under the name Rooz Jewellery.
Where to Buy
Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.